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Contemporary Performance Practice

University of Salford

12 months
15030 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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Contemporary Performance Practice degree offered at University of Salford will introduce you to a range of approaches and concepts, which are vital to the making of live performance in and in response to the world today.


Contemporary Performance Practice degree offered at University of Salford will equip you with the skills and knowledge to function in contemporary performance environments, as a performer, maker, collaborative practitioner and researcher.Drawing upon the excellent facilities for making live performance at New Adelphi and MediaCityUK, this course also provides the entrepreneurial and employability skills you need to function as a practitioner in the wider creative industries.

This course will also allow you to extend and develop skill sets through interdisciplinary exchange and collaboration, mirroring working environments within the creative industries. You will develop the ability to think dynamically, act originally, collaborate and function effectively in creative workplaces, integrating theoretical concepts, creative practice and real world skills.


Graduates will be able to work in a range of environments from the cultural sector to future media, interactive design and production, small scale touring, venue based and independent production, theatre-making, performing and writing, community arts practices and applied theatre-making with defined sectors.

People who work in the field of contemporary performance are able to work across a wide range of applied areas of creative design and application. This ranges from traditional arts settings to the fields of interactive design, new media production and, as the use of digitally driven interfaces increases, into more commercially driven areas of work. Contemporary performance experts can have a broad set of skills from devising and composition, to technical design, production management, programming, script-development, video editing and post-production skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intimacy and one to one performance
  • Politics and participation
  • Sound and Text: sonic-led performance making
  • Interactivity and the digital
  • Place-making, community and responding to where you are

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree (2.1) in an appropriate subject.
  • The personal statement is a good place to offer a clear idea as to your experience in performance-making, your academic capabilities and also your areas of interest in this field, which could inform work as part of an MA programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15030 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15030 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8100 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • £1,350 per 30 credits for home

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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