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MPhil/PhD Performance Practice

University of Exeter

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Streatham Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The MPhil/PhD in Performance Practice offers you an opportunity to extend and reflect on your creative performance practice. The area of study is entirely dependent upon your expertise, and could include playwriting, acting, directing, physical theatre, dance theatre, music theatre, or music performance.

Research overview

Drama at Exeter is an internationally-renowned centre for practice, research and teaching, and offers a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate research and practice, welcoming students from around the world. Academic staff research interests are diverse and include international performer training; contemporary performance practices; theatre for cultural development and social change; British Asian performance; dramaturgy, playwriting and adaptation; site-specific performance; theatre historiography; theatre and wellbeing; activism and political performance; nineteenth century popular culture and performance; physical and dance theatre; street arts; diaspora and transnational theatre; environmental humanities; live art; theatre and sound; voice studies; music as performance; eighteenth-century performance; medical humanities; early modern theatre; gender and theatre-making.

Research strengths include:

  • the relationship between theory and practice (praxis) between actor and character
  • the politics of Shakespeare and English drama
  • dramaturgy and writing for performance
  • actor and performer training
  • vocal practice
  • gender and performance
  • ancient Greek performance
  • the theory of performance and interculturalism
  • political and popular theatre
  • applied theatre in the community
  • performance art, new media, and bioart
  • theatre and music / music theatre
  • site-specific and site-sensitive performance
  • auto-performance and autobiography
  • theatre and mental health
  • Eastern European theatre
  • theatre and religion

Tuition fees

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£ 18,100per 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 Exeter

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 103 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    150 79%

    13th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    18th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    53rd

    20

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