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Postgraduate courses


Join an inspiring and creative community

Discover our Performance courses here, or find out more at a Postgraduate Open Evening.

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Refine your skills and explore new ideas to further develop your professional practice.

Studying performance at postgraduate level can lead to career paths such as theatre or TV production, choreography, community arts work, teaching, music or drama therapy, and more.


Students in drama performance

Applied Theatre MA

This practice-based course gives you the opportunity to develop advanced skills in the use of theatre in participatory, community and social contexts. Through workshops, studio practice and community based...

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Community Music MA

This course has been developed with you as the practitioner in mind. We will help you to deepen your understanding of community music by exploring practice-led research, which is underpinned by theory...

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Music Composition MA

This course is aimed at both graduates of, and practitioners in, music composition. You will build a strong and increasingly confident practice through awareness and interaction with current contexts of professional practice...

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Musical Leadership MA

You will build on existing skills in leading ensembles in this practical and critical course. Through evaluation and critique, you will establish bespoke strategies for working with ensembles...

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Theatre and Performance MA

On this course you will address dynamic interrelationships between theory and practice. We put your unique theatre practice at the centre of your learning and give you the...

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