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Course summary

You will follow your own interests to develop as a performer with expert tuition, supervision and support. Course overview This course promises support to realise your performance ambitions. Academically there are seminars in research methodologies, essay writing and documentation. The bulk of your time is spent on three self-initiated practical projects with expert supervision and students have opportunities to work with local theatres, companies and groups Why study this course with us? The philosophical basis of this course is a belief in artistic development through active self-discovery. You will use creative and somatic practices to allow academic thinking through the body as well as verbally. You will be encouraged to find and develop your unique professional performance identity. This may be in contemporary performance art practices or more established forms of theatre. There is a strong commitment to interdisciplinary work, aided by the interaction you will have with Dance, Popular Music, Fine Art and Design students. The Programme Leader is both a performer and visual artist, and there is expertise in educational theatre work in the Department. Details of all staff specialisms appear on our website at:


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Assessment method

Assessment is via coursework, including performances, essays, presentations, oral examinations, portfolios of work and performance documentation. During the course you will have access to the modern facilities of the Department, including extremely spacious studios, and sound and video editing suites with industry-standard software for digital performance work and documentation.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a 1st or 2:1 honours degree in drama and theatre studies or a related subject. Where applicants are not progressing directly from a degree, professional experience and expertise will be taken into account. Applicants are required to attend an interview. For work at Storyhouse, there will be an additional audition. International: Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. To help you to interpret these equivalents, please click on your country of residence to see the corresponding entry qualifications, along with information about your local representatives, events, information and contacts. We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Fees and funding

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