University of East London

Course Introduction

An exciting, contemporary focused, masters level programme that responds to the creative industry demands of today by developing artists who will graduate as multi'skilled creative producers and practitioners.

This interdisciplinary based programme is for artists and practitioners wanting to develop innovative artistic practice and are interested in cultural leadership.

The programme offers a practice'based approach that works across traditional disciplines of drama, music and dance, and applied/community based practices.

We welcome applications from those with specialisms in any of the following; theatre, dance, music or applied performance.

We are superbly located at in East London at the centre of an area of intense cultural development and potential innovation with opportunities to work alongside established national cultural and arts partners such as LIFT, the Olympic Park and East London Dance.

The academic staff are also practising professionals, some of whom run their own producing companies and arts practices. You are encouraged take advantage of our industry links and network as you progress throughout your course.

The programme has the advantage of professional standard studios and technical facilities.

The programme is delivered in twilight and evening sessions so we are able to welcome those with work and daytime responsibilities.

Course Modules

Modules: Cultures of performance (term 1); contemporary performance making (term 1); research methods in creative practice (term 2); cultural leadership (term 2); final practical project (term 3).

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £8,340 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £12,480 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £1,440 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.1 Honours in Theatre/Performance Studies; Dance/Choreography; Music/Composition or equivalent professional experience. We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. English language requirements: overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).