12 months
14100 GBP/year
8100 GBP/year
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The Performance Practices MA from De Montfort University will allow you to investigate both the creative and critical contexts of performance. Topics studies include the body in performance, audiences, spaces, narrative, memory, digital technologies and collaboration.

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Reasons to study the  Performance Practices MA from  De Montfort University :

  • You will investigate both the creative and critical contexts of performance, taught by our internationally recognised staff who are practising artists and scholars
  • Develop your writing, making and thinking by engaging with current contemporary performance practice and theory
  • Establish professional links through placements with regional and national arts-based organisations
  • Topics studied include the body in performance, audiences, spaces, narrative, memory, digital technologies and collaboration, and these are addressed from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Work with an energetic, research-active staff team with international profiles in contemporary performance practices

The course aims to foster creative and performance skills, theoretical knowledge and research skills appropriate to contemporary performance practices, and is designed for those wishing to develop themselves as independent artists, practitioner-researchers, scholarly researchers and reflective practitioners. It is also suitable for professional artists and educators who wish to reinvigorate their practices and deepen their engagement in performance making.

Graduate careers

On completion of the programme you will be equipped to pursue a range of careers in the field of performance practices and the creative industries, as well as pursuing further academic study. Recent graduates from the Performance Practices MA:

  • Independent artists and securing funding from Arts Council England
  • Marketing and Communications Manager for UK Young Artists
  • Engaged as Associate Artists at DMU
  • Pursuing postdoctoral study
  • Teaching at University and FE levels

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Performance Company
  • Research into Performance
  • Perspectives
  • Performance Making 
  • Education and the Arts
  • Negotiated Placement 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject, such as Dance, Drama or Performing Arts. 

  • If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. Evidence of previous performance practice material (statements, images or online links) is required.
  • You may be asked to attend an interview, this could be via Skype or phone.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £4,050 (part-time) per year


At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. 
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

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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