Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Performance Design and Practice

This course brings together artists, directors, writers, researchers and designers to set the agendas that will drive performance practice in the 21st Century. The course responds to and engages with tradition and change in the arena of contemporary performance and experimental theatre practice. The postgraduate course contributes to the debates surrounding the core territories of performance making, design and time-based practices. The course also acknowledges the hybrid nature of contemporary performance work and promotes a critical exploration of conventional fixed boundaries between fine art performance and theatre.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree; evidence of experiential learning equivalent to a degree; or 3 years relevant professional experience; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills), or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: Practice and design in context; thinking as practice (research methodologies 1); independent project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through their practical work and the written paper, the finalised independent project proposal, and a self-evaluative report documenting and analysing progress through the unit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,375 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Full-time £ 11,070 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Cross Campus Camden N1C 4AA South East

Key information

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