University of Kent

University of Kent

Contemporary Performance Practice

Our MA in Contemporary Performance Practice (CPP) gives you the opportunity for professional performance training as part of a theatre company, including experience of company management as well as creative processes. Some students on the course may also choose to develop their solo work. You undertake a rigorous programme of professional training including self-reflexive practice informed by the latest research. The course draws on a thriving and ever-expanding local arts and performance scene. You can reach London in under an hour and Paris almost as quickly. There are many chances to travel abroad (student trips last year included New York and Berlin). This programme involves creating theatre and performance from scratch using any means necessary: daily life, visual images, objects, materials, personal experiences, research, texts, history, the news and the media.

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant humanities subject. In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path or who may have relevant experience in the industry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years

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