University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Creative Practices and Direction

This programme is primarily designed for graduates in drama, theatre and dance from universities and conservatoires, but will also appeal to those who have established themselves professionally and wish to refresh their skills and perspectives and take on leadership, coaching, creative or directing roles.

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree (1st or 2.1) in a relevant field, as well as previous engagement with drama, theatre and performance. Applicants without a Bachelors degree who can demonstrate relevant experience at the appropriate standard will also be considered. Suitable applicants will be called to interview and participate in a collaborative activity appropriate to their discipline. Overseas candidates will in most cases be assessed remotely and through evidence of the ability to work collaboratively. English language requirements: IELTS minimum overall: 6.5; IELTS minimum by component: 6.0.

Course modules

These modules are compulsory on all 5 pathways: The artist as researcher (cultures and contexts in practice); integrated practice. The following modules are taken by some, but not all pathways: Facilitating creativity; text; dramaturgy; space, stage and site; personal profile development; collaboration in theory and practice.

Assessment methods

The programme employs a mixture of practice-based workshops, studio work, rehearsals and performances/production outputs, as well as lectures and presentations, seminars, group and individual tutorials, and online learning. Students also undertake a professional placement and a Project/Portfolio that is tailored to your pathway�s specific characteristics.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01483 682222