Taught course

Physical Theatre for Actors and Dancers

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

Entry requirements

First degree: UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent. Alternative entry requirements: Professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

PGDip in Physical Theatre for Actors and Dancers will enable you to enhance your expertise in physical theatre through working with professional performers (this year from the Jasmin Vardimon Company) within the university context.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in independent and group-based practical projects, and to experientially and critically explore the methodological, historical and theoretical parameters of physical theatre. You will have the opportunity to produce solo and small group performances with an emphasis on integrating dance and theatre practice.

This is a standalone continuing professional development course. On successful completion, suitably qualified students may apply to undertake two further modules from the MA Theatre (Physical Theatre and Performance) to complete a Masters degree.

Information for international students

Please visit royalholloway.ac.uk/international English language requirements: IELTS score of 6.5 overall with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 overall with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
£2,600 (2014 entry)
International students
£2,600 (2014 entry)

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Qualification and course duration


part time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Libby Worth