Theatre and Performative Practices, M.A. | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
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Theatre and Performative Practices

12 months
16700 EUR/year
6630 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Theatre and Performative Practices at University College Cork is designed to produce flexible, empowered theatre artists who want to rock the boat with innovative, cutting edge work. It provides a challenging and supported space for recent graduates and professional practitioners who know performance can be world-changing as it can be entertaining.


With the MA in Theatre and Performative Practices at University College Cork, students will learn to follow their instincts and explore their unique creativity, within a rigorous critical context and research environment. 

Learning outcomes

With a focus on experimentation, collaboration, and composition, we offer you a unique opportunity to develop your own voice in a dynamic, practice and research-based, interdisciplinary learning environment. We exist at a crucial juncture in the history of theatre and performance practice in Ireland and worldwide, with the Me Too movement, Waking the Feminists, and ongoing discussion and controversy regarding the culture and nature of performance, film, and theatre work in our world today.


After you graduate you will be qualified and work-ready for multiple aspects of the creative industries, both those specifically related to theatre and performance, as well as broader aspects of cultural production, administration and the creative industries. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Modern Art and Modernity
  • Contemporary Art
  • Feminist Theory
  • Music and Cinema
  • The Body in Creative Arts Practice 
  • Sound Studies and Musicology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications will be considered from graduates of Theatre, Drama and / or theatre-related disciplines. 
  • Applicants will normally have a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ, Level 8) or above, and should be able to demonstrate an established commitment to theatre and / or performative practices. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6630 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6630 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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