York Saint John University

York St John University

Theatre and Performance

This programme allows students to focus on developing their own arts practice. Aimed at recent graduates or current practitioners within traditions of theatre, dance, and live art, this course will enhance the conceptual, creative and compositional strategies that they employ in making work. Whilst focus is on theatre and performance, there will also be opportunities for cross-disciplinary study.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject (such as drama, theatre, live art, dance, music, place/space/time-based art) or a 2nd Class Honours degree from another discipline with extensive experience of arts practice or working in a professional arts environment. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 6.0 in each individual component) or equivalent. For all candidates there will be an interview and consideration of a portfolio of work.

Course modules

Modules include: Reflective practice; creativity and knowledge; Master's independent project.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment of generic skills will be maintained throughout the programme through a range of tasks, projects and presentations. Summative assessment will take a variety of forms, including presentations of art works, reports, essays, catalogue documents, case studies and annotated documentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 1,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
York St John University York YO31 7EX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
01904 876598