Taught course

Collaborative Performance Practice

Edge Hill University · English and Creative Arts

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject such as dance, drama or musical theatre. Applications will also be considered from those with equivalent professional experience. An interview and audition form part of the selection process.

Months of entry


Course content

Ensemble-making practices form the heart of our MA Collaborative Performance Practice. You might be a performer, director, choreographer, scenic designer, or digital scenographer – this programme develops the skills and knowledge of a wide swathe of creative talent. Our approach embraces the potential in sharing different perspectives. You’ll draw on your collaborators’ range of experiences and skills as you create exciting performances. As a small-scale practitioner or recent graduate with a performing arts degree, you’re looking to build your specialist skills. Use this MA Collaborative Performance Practice degree to develop your ability to devise, design, choreograph and perform as part of a vibrant creative community. How should you respond to the changing environments of the creative industries? What is the impact of new technology and the digital arts? As an emerging practitioner, you’ll explore these questions and develop an adaptable, collaborative business model. You’ll also develop expertise in performance research, make valuable connections across the creative industries, and gain comprehensive insights into the relationships between the creative process and the generation of a performance product ready for an audience.

Fees and funding

Course pricing can be found here - https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/course/collaborative-performance-practice/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


You will be assessed through a combination of written and performance outcomes. Writing will take the form of both critical and reflective work, and performance practice will be largely self-devised, working from stimuli. Practical work will cover solo and group practice, with traditional and site-based venues open for exploration. There will be a level of negotiation encouraged to ensure that practical outcomes meet the learning outcomes of the course, as well as develop your individual areas of interest.

Course contact details

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