Taught course

Contemporary Performance Making

Brunel University, London · Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

2:1 Degree in Theatre (or related arts programme), and/or professional/practical experience or qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative MA, which draws upon the facilities and expertise at Brunel and the vast resources of London, will provide you with the space to nurture your creativity through the practical and critical exploration of contemporary performance including live art, digital art, writing and directing for performance.

This course is approximately 70% practice and 30% theory, and an ideal programme for practising artists developing their own work. Graduating students have gone on to show their work nationally and internationally, work with key UK and international companies and secure funding and support for their work. Full-time students can take the course over one full year.

We offer specialisation in directing, solo-performance and performance writing, and you will be provided with professional work placements/apprenticeships that allow you to develop your own project work under professional circumstances. We also offer state-of-the-art facilities that are only for MA students.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Fiona Templeton
+ 44 (0)1895 274000