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Performing Arts and Production PhD

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Oxstalls Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21, 04-FEB-22, 01-OCT-22, 04-FEB-23

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The School of Arts offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, consisting of a diverse culture of interdisciplinary postgraduate research. You’ll benefit from working with a team of both research-active and industry-connected supervisors.

Dance

We have a well-established research reputation and strong links and partnerships with arts organisations, professional dance companies, dance practitioners and publishing houses in the UK and internationally.

We welcome students interested in:

  • dance, somatics and philosophy
  • dance, spirituality and religious studies
  • dance science
  • performance praxis
  • community dance and education
  • inter-cultural and cross-cultural dance cultures.

Drama

Our growing drama community offers opportunities to engage in a rich programme of talks and workshops from visiting lecturers/companies. You’ll also benefit from our close links with local professional theatres and festivals.

You’ll be supported by staff whose specialisms include:

  • devising
  • writing for performance
  • acting
  • classical, immersive and participatory theatre
  • theatrical adaptation
  • multimedia and site-related performance
  • theatre and education and applied theatre.

Performing Arts

Postgraduate study in performing arts covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on interdisciplinary work. Members of the performing arts team have a particular interest in practice as research.

Areas of research interest and experience include:

  • musical theatre
  • devising
  • writing for performance
  • live and mediated performance
  • theatre and interactivity
  • applied theatre
  • health, wellbeing and resilience.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,000per 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 Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 65%

    58th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    49th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    36th

    2

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