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MA Contemporary Performance Practices

University of East London

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of East London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

Contemporary Performance Practices breaks traditional disciplinary borders to explore how performance can help us respond to social, environmental, and ecological changes and challenges. The Programme provides a unique and tailored education to prepare graduates for new opportunities within the performing arts industry. The curriculum centres on a dynamic blend of critical, practice-based engagement with performance across artistic genres and disciplines; from experimental theatre, music, dance and community-based practices, to live art, interactive and participatory performance, sound art, and installation.

What You'll Learn

Our course responds to the creative industry demands of today by developing multi-skilled artists that are simultaneously practitioners, scholars and creative producers. This course will enable students to articulate and ‘own’ the value of the practice within and outside the arts industries. You will work individually with course leaders to find appropriate links with existing organisations for professional placements. You will have the opportunity to present your final work in a professional venue which hosts internationally acclaimed artists.

Your Future Career

Graduates from MA Contemporary Performance Practices have gone on to secure funding for their projects, create new artist networks, produce international projects, create new festivals, curate interdisciplinary events and have their projects programmed in a variety of festivals, venues and conferences since 2016. From 2019, UEL will offer an MFA route to this programme, as well as options to progress to PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,860per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of East London

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  • Campus address

    University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 University Way, Newham, E16 2RD, England

One of the few universities in London with waterfront on-campus accommodation. Each student gets their en suite room with sunsets over Canary Wharf
Diversity – 150 different nationalities are represented on the University of East London campus.
Modules designed to give international students a unique competitive edge, with industry placement options to get a truly international experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 103 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    110 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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