Taught course

Immersive Theatre

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A minimum 2:1 honours degree in a performing arts-related subject
  • A minimum three years professional practice or with demonstrable creative potential and critical thinking assessed through interview/audition and written submission
  • You will be interviewed for this programme. Please refer to the Application and selection section for further information about the interview and additional information we require you to submit preferably prior to interview.
Additional information:
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson PTE Academic 64 (minimum 59 in each component for UKVI purposes)

Months of entry


Course content

Immersive performance is a rich, always evolving, multidimensional world, and it is a world that the staff on MA Immersive Theatre are excited to navigate with and for you.

  • Study the history of particular immersive forms and think about their future
  • Become a writer in immersive performance, understand how to do scripting and storytelling work in the context of immersive/participatory performance
  • Think about how space is used in particular forms of participatory performance, and how do immersive forms make us think differently about space and place
  • Develop the connections between participatory performance and democratic citizenship
  • The programme enables you to think about therapeutic dimensions and potentialities of particular forms of immersive performance
  • Understand which educational platforms can immersive performance nuture
  • Think about what immersive performance practices offer retail and marketing sectors, and what can commercial sectors do for immersive practice
  • Taught in Liverpool Screen School, which prides itself on excellent programmes within media, journalism, the performing arts and writing
  • View a programme presentation on the LJMU On Demand site - search for Immersive Theatre in the postgraduate course section.
On MA Immersive Theatre, you will explore and, if you choose, will be able to make: site-responsive, one-to-one and audio-driven performance; simulation and VR/AR/MR/CR/XR; conceptual art; raves, gig theatre; street, protest and invisible theatre; sensory labyrinth; dance/movement/body-centred performance; other forms of immersive performance not listed here and which might not even be recognised yet. You will be developing your ideas, knowledge and practice in a department that has been making dynamic, adventurous performance for several decades.

Information for international students

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for more information.

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

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
0151 231 5175