Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Theatre Arts

Our programme will give you the opportunity to collaborate, specialise and push the boundaries of your chosen discipline whatever your artistic background. Whether you are looking to design, devise, direct, critique, curate, manage, perform, write or teach, this flexibly-designed course will enable you to investigate and evolve your practice to a professional standard. Through a combination of practice-based assignments, theoretical inquiry and independent research in your field, you will develop the skills to locate and advance your work in both national and international professional contexts.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from any individual from an Arts or Humanities background already drawn to, or practicing in, the theatre arts. You will bring with you a desire to investigate the possibilities available to you in your area of theatre arts, with a strong understanding of how specific forms and disciplines sit within interdisciplinary performance contexts. You will be keen to engage critically and collaboratively with creative forms that are new to you as you nurture your individual artistic practice. The programme places significant demands on students speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Where applicants have attained less than 6.0 in any component part of the test, they will be guided to attend the pre-sessional English courses offered at Middlesex.

Course modules

Modules include: Collaborative project: Connecting practices; research methods in the arts: Reflecting practices; specialist investigation: Exploring practices; professional contexts and placements: Managing practices; independent project: Extending practices.

Assessment methods

As part of your learning, you will be required to participate in advanced practice and engage with your fellow students, both individually and collaboratively, working and learning independently and as part of a group. You will also be supported by some of the best facilities and equipment in the country with access to state-of-the-art studios, performance spaces and workshops throughout the School of Media and Performing Arts.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555