Taught course

Doctor of Creative Arts (Performing Arts)

University of Winchester · Department of English and Creative Writing
PhD by taught

Entry requirements

Normally a good MA focused on a relevant creative discipline, but all applications are considered.

Months of entry


Course content

We can provide you with the creative space to flourish. On this course, you will be given the support to develop your compositional ability within the broad paradigm of performance, while working within advanced, professional practices. You will learn to realise and critically evaluate the success of your original work, and also question what that means.

We ask you to decide on your own definition of success and be able to defend it so that you are confident in what you are striving for, and we can offer all the support you need to achieve it. This means we provide an inspiring and reflective space, with a focus on sophisticated creative practice that experiments and innovates. We aim to help you explore your originality and articulate your contribution of original work to the artistic sphere or professional environment. You may bring some of your own creative practice within the framework of the doctorate, or you can experiment with new and untested ideas, away from financial or other constraints.

Information for international students

If English is not your first langauage: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

PhD by taught

full time
48 months
part time
72 months

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