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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

MA Performance Training

Are you an emergent theatre and performance maker wishing to advance your career as a practitioner, instructor or critic? Hone your performance skills and enhance your knowledge of performance training processes. You’ll develop the confidence and ability to understand and analyse the nature of performance within a thriving artistic and research community. We’ll help you realise your potential through a deep level of practical investigation, experimentation and discovery.

Careers with this subject

You develop the confidence and ability to understand and analyse the nature of performance within a thriving artistic and research community. We help you realise your potential through a deep level of practical investigation, experimentation and discovery. Get the very best, up-to-date industry expertise, research and teaching practice as well as unrivalled access to professional opportunities.

Graduate destinations include freelance opportunities as actors, performers, directors and workshop leaders; theatre and performance community practitioners or researchers; creative producers; entrepreneurial and business-related activites; and further postgraduate studies (such as PhDs).

Key features

  • Take advantage of our stunning, new, multi-million pound, purpose-built performing arts facility, The House.
  • Choose to study full time over one year, or take the flexible two-year part-time pathway to fit in with your career plans or other commitments.
  • Work in a vibrant interdisciplinary arts and research community where you’ll mix with staff and students from across the arts faculty creating opportunities for collaborative performance and practice-based research. This includes colleagues from areas such as theatre and performance, dance, music and creative writing.
  • Benefit from mentorship and teaching by highly skilled practitioners and scholars.
  • Make use of the close links we have fostered with leading theatre companies and professional artists while you’re with us, and gain extra experience that will open up your career prospects.
  • Engage with Plymouth’s vibrant theatre and performance scene with The Arts Institute, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Barbican Theatre Plymouth, alongside events and workshops arranged by the department itself. In the past visitors have included included Action Hero, Low Profile, John Nettles, Wildworks, Lone Twin, Earthfall and Robert Lyons.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per 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 Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    131 69%

    39th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    82nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    73rd

    25

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