Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

This MA provides a next step in performance'making skills, and in documenting and promoting your work. You'll develop your capacity for devising, physical theatre, directing, choreography, solo work and live art, building on your existing knowledge with new directions in collaboration, composition, and documentation. We work in studio spaces to allow a free flow between practical work and discussion.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from our close contact with a wide range of companies and artists based in London. Leading professionals we have worked with include:

+ Choreographer Jonathan Burrows (who holds an honorary doctorate with the college)

+ Lone Twin

+ Jasmin Vardimon Company

+ Non Zero One

+ Theatre Ad Infinitum

+ Analogue

+ You'll learn how performers can take different routes into the world of work – not everyone's routes have to look the same. We create an environment to support excellence in professional practice and we'll work with you to develop your portfolio of skills and documentation.

Through the course, you'll have the chance to take part in independent and group projects, and to engage critically and practically with a wide range of performance practices. While you develop your projects, you'll also be able to use our distinctive performance spaces on the campus – including the state of the art Caryl Churchill Theatre, a converted ‘found space’ Boilerhouse Theatre and the only permanent Noh stage outside of Japan. Towards the end of the course, you'll select a subject area that really interests you, working on your own independently'researched dissertation.

Course Modules

Making Performance, Contemporary Performance Practices: Workshop, Contemporary Performance Practices: Independent Practical Project and Dissertation.

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA £7,200 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA £14,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £7,200 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA £14,900 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A minimum of a 2.1 UK Honours degree in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area will be considered. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.