London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This innovative MA programme combines a range of diverse approaches to making performance, drawing on devising, physical theatre, directing, socially engaged practice, solo work and live art. The MA will be delivered in partnership with major London cultural institutions, including the Lyric Hammersmith, where you'll take part in a low-residency intensive program of work at their impressive facilities. The course is offered through a low residency model that makes it unique in the country and particularly attractive if you wish to further your studies and enhance your career opportunities but cannot commit to a traditional full-time offering. The course entails: theoretical and critical e-learning and blended learning modules that run throughout the year, and which can be completed at a time to suit your particular needs. Intensive practical modules, master classes and workshops led by industry professionals and delivered during residency weeks, when the entire cohort comes together as a community. You'll have the opportunity to develop your practice in a rich environment of practices and discourses, in an environment that exposes you to diverse feedback sources, and a genuine immersion in professional practice of an international standing. You'll be presented with opportunities to develop skills not only in the areas of directing, socially engaged arts and so on, but also in your professional practice, including current areas such as creative methodologies, copyright, use of multi-platform content, and resilience in the creative industries market. The part-time offering is suitable for mature students and professionals who wish to return to education in order to enhance their skills and career prospects.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,875 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,875 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,780 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,875 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,875 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,780 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a 2:2 BA (Hons) in relevant subject, or equivalent qualification, or professional practice equivalence.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English need an IELTS score of minimum 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.