Taught course

Traditional Arts Performance

University of Edinburgh · School of Arts, Culture and Environment

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. We will also accept a 2:1 degree in an alternative discipline if you can demonstrate prior involvement in the traditional arts.

Months of entry


Course content

New for 2020, this unique programme is aimed at traditional arts practitioners (musicians, dancers and storytellers) and facilitators who wish to reflect on their practice, and to contextualise and develop their creative work, in an academic context.

Drawing on world-class expertise at the University of Edinburgh, it will be of value to those who wish to immerse themselves in the traditional arts and / or work creatively within the field, for example as performers, curators, arts managers, producers and directors.
Our approach differs significantly from conservatoires and performing arts institutes in that we’ll provide the time, space, specialist knowledge and skills for you to develop your individual artistic voice.
We will add in-depth scholarly approaches to your knowledge base, and enable you to gain hands-on, collaborative project experience through creating and sharing your work in the cultural heart and capital of Scotland, a multi-cultural hub for artistic collaboration, and world-leading festival city with a lively traditional arts scene.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 4086