Taught course

Performing Arts

Bucks New University · Faculty of Creativity and Culture

Entry requirements

Students typically require a degree in a particular aspect of the performing arts, normally at 2:1 or higher, and based on audition/interview and portfolio review. This course would appeal to students who enjoy performing arts and are keen to consider their wider significance and are open minded to creatively exploring new possibilities and experimenting.

Months of entry


Course content

On this course you will explore how the boundaries between drama and dance, performance and life, creativity and work are always shifting.

These shifting boundaries mean that performing is very much a process of adaptation: from idea to stage, from voice to body, from research to practice.

You will study innovative, interpretive research methodologies such as video-based examinations and reminiscence workshops, and traditional qualitative methods such as one-to-one interviews and hermeneutics, in order to capture, record and transform narratives, adapt concepts, translate ideas into performance, and performance into ideas.

You will explore a range of performance styles, from documentary and verbatim theatre to forum theatre and devised / physical theatre and dance.

In projects led by experienced practitioners, you will use your acting, dance and devising skills to look into creative processes beyond the performing arts.

In particular, the course provides a unique opportunity to explore creatively how the performing arts can be developed as a discipline and applied to the world at large, as a way of thinking and conceptualising business, as an educational tool, as pure artistic endeavour.

Beginning with lecturer input and increasingly moving to independent study, the course encourages you to think of the Performing Arts as both an autonomous art form and as something that can have a range of applications in the world.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time Year one 2,500; Year two £4,300
International students
Part-time Year one £2,500; Year two £4,300

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment Team
0330 123 2023