This course brings together artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century. Graduates go on to professional practice, working as influential directors, writers and producers in theatre, TV, film, opera or dance, or progress to research degree study.
This course is part of the Drama and Performance Programme.
Great reasons to apply
MA Performance Design and Practice enables you to pursue your studies whilst also undertaking part-time employment, internships or care responsibilities. In the first year you are expected to commit 30 hours per week to your studies; your taught input will normally be scheduled over two to three days per week during term time. The second year allows for greater flexibility in terms of attendance as most of the teaching is facilitated through personal tutorials requested by the student.
You’ll normally take part in collaborative practical projects taking place in mainland Europe, as part of your first year
Many of our graduates form their own creative companies and partnerships and go on to work in art, design and performance in a range of roles, including festivals, art centres and venues around the world
Our graduates work in theatre, television, film, opera or dance, go on to direct, write or produce or progress to research degree study.
You’ll be encouraged to question how your work relates to the broader context of performance practices with a focus on the interconnected contexts of experimental theatre practice, live art and dramaturgy through design
This course brings together directors, writers, performers, researchers and designers from different performance contexts, alongside those from other related disciplines such as fine art, architecture, fashion, film making etc., in order to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st century.