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MA, MFA

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1 - 4 Years

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full-time, part-time

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About Contemporary Performance at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University

MA/MFA Contemporary Performance is a taught masters programme that focuses on innovative contemporary performance practice. It is a practical course aimed at artists/graduates working within and across radical theatre and/or dance practices (experimental theatre, contemporary dance, performance art, dance theatre, physical theatre etc.). The course is designed and led by established practitioners, curators and academics, who are connected to, experts in, and passionate about the leading edge of theatre and dance practices in Europe and beyond.

The programme will enrich participants' practice as contemporary performance makers, whilst developing the professional sustainability of their work within the professional networks available to them, both in the region and across European and international contexts. The programme includes regular practical workshops, alongside intensive blocks of study, that offer practice-based ways into exploring both the making of performance, and the role of the performer as maker. It offers students the opportunity to work directly with current professionals working in the field, whilst developing their own practice, supported by expert mentors, within a major individual project.

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  • The awardMA, MFAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 4 year
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