Taught course

Making New Theatre

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

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A minimum 2:1 degree in a Drama, Theatre, Creative or Performing Arts related subject
  • A minimum of three years professional training or significant theatre or drama experience with demonstrative creative potential and critical thinking assessed through interview/audition and written submission.
  • You will be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge to embark on and complete the programme and will provide evidence of your learning capability, study opportunity and commitment in the interview process.

Months of entry


Course content

For dramatic practitioners to develop their innovative ideas, projects and craft, making themselves employable and generating their own marketable theatre and to be awarded a recognised Master of Arts qualification

  • Join a passionate community of scholar artists
  • Participate in an annual ‘Liverpool Independent Drama Festival’
  • Benefit from a highly flexible, student-centred curriculum and delivery structure, with an emphasis on learning through creative play and experiment
  • Take advantage of opportunities to include current work-based activity or undertake a placement
  • Enjoy access to a wide network of local, regional, national and international partners
  • Taught within Liverpool Screen School
  • WATCH: Dr Andrew Sherlock talks briefly about the new programme and what you can expect from the MA
Building on your dramatic interests and experience, the MA in Making New Theatre will develop your mastery of writing, devising, making and developing new work for theatre.
The course has been designed for a range of theatre practitioner/scholars. You could be an actor, writer, director, MD, choreographer, designer (costume, lighting, sound & set) producer, marketeer, manager or offer your own drama related specialism. You may have a degree in Theatre, Performance, Drama or a related subject, you may have an unrelated degree but have some experience in drama, or you may have worked professionally and are looking to validate academically your previous experience.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

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 pages for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
0151 231 5175