University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Performance Design

This course will help develop an awareness of the performance events and experiences that can be created with the aid of lighting, projection, settings and objects, puppetry, props, costume, sound as well as newer technologies such as digital and pervasive media. You'll have space to experiment and come up with innovative and creative ideas for performance, while learning more about the theories and concepts that are shaping emergent forms of theatre, art and performance practice. As you build up your MA portfolio you'll engage with contemporary performance and arts practices - including immersive and participatory forms of performance, as well as those outside of the theatre - while considering the role they play in their wider social, cultural and economic landscape. This is the only research-orientated programme in the UK tailored towards academic and practical engagement with performance design.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 (Honours). If you do not have this qualification, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant industry experience. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Modules include: Research perspectives; performance design praxis; critical concepts in performance design; research project. Optional modules: Individual project; creative work; performance and collaborative enterprise; critical debates in culture and place; enterprise and consultancy practice; audience engagement and impact.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods will vary depending on the module. However, to allow you to develop skills in a range of areas they will include essays, performances, visual documentation, verbal presentations, critical evaluations and reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Performance and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
0113 343 8714