Taught course

Theatre and Performance

Northumbria University · Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in drama, performance, applied theatre, scriptwriting or a related discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Applicants may also be required to attend an audition and provide examples of work.

Months of entry


Course content

Are you looking to develop and hone your skills as an independent creative practitioner? Located at the heart of the artistically vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, this programme offers a bespoke industry experience tailored to your own specialism and professional ambition, all within the Northumbria Performing Arts hub.

You will benefit from research groups combining academic innovation with critical exploration, engaging with the creative and cultural industries through established partnerships recognised for their excellence, including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Northern Stage and Live Theatre, Gallery North and GIFT, the Gateshead International Festival of Theatre will provide exciting opportunities to showcase your work.

You can also follow the Theatre and Performance Facebook page here. This page will give you up to date information on what students on the MA Theatre and Performance course at Northumbria University are up to.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5 Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4444