University of East London

Course Introduction

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

Our course responds to the creative industry demands of today by developing multi-skilled artists that are simultaneously practitioners, scholars and creative producers. Our course will enable students to articulate and ?own? the value of the practice within and outside the arts industries. You will work individually with course leaders to find appropriate links with existing organisations for professional placements. You will have the opportunity to present your final work in a professional venue which hosts internationally acclaimed artists. Throughout the Programme students will be asked to think about the role of their practice in the wider cultural field and articulate and position it within and beyond the arts industry. Their work will be presented at a professional venue in order to help them establish and cultivate professional networks. Through personalised mentorships students will gain important insight and advice about the creative and technical aspects of performance as well as arts management and grant-writing.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need 2.1 Honours degree in Theatre/Performance Studies; Dance/Choreography; Music/Composition or equivalent professional experience. They will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have an overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).