Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

This course is for performance innovators who wish to engage in the investigation of concepts and the practices surrounding contemporary performance. The course aims to provide a laboratory for study and experimentation in the area of contemporary performance, enabling both practical and conceptual work. Whether students are directors, choreographers, performers, visual artists, composers or designers, they are invited to engage with new forms and apply established techniques in innovative ways.

Course Modules

Modules incude: performance practices; critical contexts (drama, theatre and performance studies; performing research; defining and developing your discipline; practices (ppr laboratory); archiving practices, practising archives; sustained independent project.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, (drama, theatre or performance studies), although applications from students of other disciplines will be considered. Applicants without a degree will also be considered where appropriate provided they have at least 2 years relevant experience in a professional context. A portfolio may be required in support of the interview. An offer will normally only be made after interview. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,969  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,425  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Full Time