University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Contemporary Theatre and Performance

The aim of the MA Contemporary Theatre and Performance course is to produce graduates who possess a systematic understanding and a critical and creative awareness of practice and theory at the forefront of the discipline.During the course, you will critically evaluate the current practice and theories and apply a comprehensive range of techniques to develop your own work. You will develop an understanding of philosophies of performance and consider the ethical implications of performance practice. You will investigate a line of experimental performance practices that inform and define the discipline. You will be given opportunities to apply knowledge in original ways, for instance through a significant individual research project which can include a practical component.

Entry requirements

MA: You will need a good degree (2.2 or above) in Drama, Performance, Theatre Studies or a related subject. Applicants from overseas should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (normally IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) All students will be interviewed to assess their suitability and preparedness for the course. Candidates will be considered with a significant a significant track record of professional experience in a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree. To do this, non-standard applicants in this category will be interviewed, and may be asked to produce a piece of written work as a means of assessing their suitability.

Course modules

The modules you will study include: Advanced Performance Making, Performance: Body, Space and Identity, Advanced Research Methods and Professional Practice. You will receive support for your learning from: your personal tutor, the subject librarian, the Performing Arts technicians, the Drama department administrator, departmental careers support. Learning activities in Drama will support your personal development, enable you to apply your learning to a range of different contexts, develop your understanding of how you might manage your future career, support your acquisition of subject-specific and generic skills, and help you to develop an understanding of how to deal with risk and uncertainty.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2019 6,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Walsall College WS1 1XN West Midlands

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