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Reseach Essay 1

The two main Universities in which I will be focusing are Yale University and Columbia University, following the advise of previous tutors and lecturers.To back up this decision I have done the following research:

World Ranking of best Universities for Arts and Humanities 2016

The top University is Oxford University, being Yale University and Columbia University the 6th and 8th respetively.

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2015#sorting=faculty_value+region=+country=+faculty=2453339+stars=false+search=

If we filter by the subject: Performing Arts, the top University is the Julliard School (USA), being Yale University the 25th and Columbia University the 39th. However, both have a 5 stars rating, which means that they have been positively rated by scholars as excellent institutions for Performing Arts despite their ranking.

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2016/performing-arts#sorting=rank+region=+country=+faculty=+stars=false+search=

In order to apply for these universities I had to  complete a series of requirements such us providing a statement of purpose, theatrical resume, creative material, ect. I researched for some examples to follow:

  1. How to write a statement of purpose:
  • http://www.uni.edu/~gotera/gradapp/stmtpurpose.htm
  • https://rossieronline.usc.edu/blog/10-tips-on-how-to-write-a-statement-of-purpose-for-graduate-school/
  • http://www.statementofpurpose.com/whatis.htm
  1. How to do a theatrical resume:
  • http://vle.bruford.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/53267/mod_resource/content/0/Resume%20Examples.pdf
  • http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Theater-Resume

 

Exploring other possibilities, I looked into other MFAs in the UK, being mainly interested in a MFA in Directing by Birkbeck University of London, a MFA in Collaborative Theatre Making and a MSt in Creative Writing by Cambridge University.

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2016/postgraduate/programmes/TMFTTDCT_C/

http://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-structure/arts-and-humanities/postgraduate/collaborative-theatre-making-ma/

https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/mst-creative-writing

Ranking of best Universities in the United Kingdom

For drama and dance, Coventry University is in the 37th whereas Birkbeck is not even listed.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/25/university-league-tables-2016#S420

For creative writing, Cambridge University is in the first position.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/25/university-league-tables-2016#S380

Looking for types of funding, I found a scholarship for Cambridge University, sponsored by Bill Gates.

https://www.gatescambridge.org/