Taught course

Performance Making

Aberystwyth University · Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent. Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience/professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Performance Making at Aberystwyth University is designed to support your development as a performance-maker and creative thinker. The course offers an enquiry-based and interdisciplinary approach, enabling you to experiment with a range of performance practices including live, site-specific, intermedial, scenographic, and object-based processes.

Located between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay, Aberystwyth offers an inspiring natural and cultural environment with plenty of possibilities for research and creation. It’s one reason why Aberystwyth has an established international reputation for site-specific and intermedial performance making.

You’ll be taught in a dedicated co-working studio space which is yours to use throughout the course to propose, test and try ideas. Here you’ll conceive, develop and produce three original creative works, develop your ability to critically reflect and evaluate, and learn how to engage with institutions, funders and the public. The course culminates in a major practical project.

Taught by a team of internationally recognised practitioners and academics, you’ll develop your portfolio and profile as a performance-maker through sustained practical experiment and critical reflection.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1970 622270