Taught course

Digital Performance

University of Salford · School of Media, Music and Performance

Entry requirements

Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree in an appropriate subject. Suitable for students that come from a range of backgrounds with relevant practical experience from both arts and science backgrounds. For the artist, this course offers the opportunity for you to expand your technical language and skill base and for the science based graduate you will expand your creative skills and working methodologies. By the end of the course you will have a clear sense of your own practice and how this can be employed across a range of work settings. Applicant profile- You will be an inquisitive and experimental inter-disciplinarian who understands the need for us to develop new ways of working to develop new knowledge. You will be both self-motivated and enjoy working in multi-discipline creative teams, willing to take risks, learn new communication methods and break new ground. On entry to this course you will be required to apply with a research project proposal that will form the starting point for the course. You will not be expected to have a clear end point in mind but to use your time on the course in a safe experimental environment where you can test your ideas to the full. You will be asked to apply with a portfolio of your practice. This could be submitted on CD, DVD, or web-based. Candidates will be interviewed either in person or through internet communication systems. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Digital Performance at Salford:

  • Gain a future-focused interdisciplinary qualification
  • Learn performance skills influenced by new technology
  • Strengthen your communication and analytical abilities - and guarantee your career progression.

Course Summary

This course has been designed to give you an edge in the job market through a highly-practical interdisciplinary study programme.

The course reflects the growing need for creative and design skill sets in traditional theatre, interactive cinema, the human-computer interface, pervasive media and creative media.

During your time with us, you will take a deeper look at the relationship of the performer to developing technologies.

Through your studies of theory and creative practice, you will refine your ability to think and perform dynamically and creatively.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time: £8930

Part-time: £1488 (per 30 credits)

Full-time International: £11090

Full-time PgDip: £5952

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £6,000

Part-time £1,000 (per 30 credits)

Full-time International £11,310

Full-time PgDip £4,000

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

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