Theatre Arts, M.A. | Middlesex University | London, United Kingdom
12 months
15100 GBP/year
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This unique Theatre Arts MA at the Middlesex University will give you the opportunity to collaborate, specialise and push the boundaries of theatre, whatever your artistic background. Whether you are looking to design, devise, direct, critique, curate, manage, perform, or write, this flexibly-designed course will enable you to investigate and evolve your practice to a professional standard.


Why study Theatre Arts MA at Middlesex University?

Through a combination of practice-based assignments, theoretical inquiry and independent research in your field, at the Theatre Arts MA at the Middlesex University you will develop the skills to locate and advance your work in both national and international professional contexts.

You will be taught by some of the UK's leading academic practitioners and associate artists and also have opportunities to interact with London’s booming creative industries, through high-profile guest lecturers, industry visits and professional placements while you study. Armed with these invaluable skills, experiences and professional contacts, you will graduate with the confidence to navigate an exciting career path in today's competitive arts industries.

Course Highlights

  • The course is your opportunity to investigate and advance your own theatre arts practice, however broad or specialised it currently is.
  • You’ll benefit from national and international placement opportunities to expand your professional contacts and open doors to employment in the creative industries.
  • You’ll be taught in fully-equipped studios and workshops, supported by specialist technicians to support your exploratory research and performance-related work
  • You’ll have access to emerging theories and contemporary debates related to your field through our world-leading Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts (ResCen) – a multi-disciplinary research centre that bridges academia and practice
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Career Opportunities

  • London is an international centre for theatre and the programme has been designed to provide an academic framework that places you in an excellent position for employment as well as self-managed careers. Our graduates go on to pursue successful careers in the theatre and creative industries, including performing, directing, producing and managing.
  • Last year, our students completed placements with Coney, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, The Bush Theatre, Finborough Theatre, EbonyLife TV and Nick Brooke Entertainment Production among other organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Collaborative Project: Connecting Practices
  • Research Methods in the Arts: Reflecting Practices
  • Specialist Investigation: Exploring Practices
  • Professional Contexts & Placements: Managing Practices
  • Independent Project: Extending Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above, in an appropriate subject
  • applications from any individual from an Arts or Humanities background already drawn to, or practising in, the theatre arts are welcome

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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