Taught course

Contemporary Performance Practices

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of Drama and Theatre

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree in a relevant subject or overseas equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Our programme in Contemporary Performance Practices combines diverse approaches to making and documenting performance work, drawing in particular on devising, physical theatre, directing, choreography, solo work and live art. It is intended for graduate reflective performance practitioners to enhance knowledge and experience of a range of processes and forms in the areas of collaboration, composition, performance, directing and documentation. Practical sessions include extensive contact with dynamic and innovative contemporary performance practitioners, sharing a range of models of practice. Students are assessed on creative and critical responses to course content, and these assessments take diverse forms. The course addresses the centrality of diff erent approaches to contexts in the world of work through the development of a portfolio of skills and increased capacities in documentation, as part of a means of selfrepresentation for professional practice.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS score of 6.5 with 7 in writing for non-native English speaking applicants. See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/international/home.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Libby Worth