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MA Performing Arts Enterprise

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Performing Arts (General) Enterprises

Course type


Course Summary

MA Performing Arts Enterprise is designed for performance artists who want to expand their skills and practice to perform and develop their own work.

The course is offered by The Garage, in association with NUA, and is suited to early to mid-career artists, or those looking to shift their focus.

The entrepreneurial and business development skills needed to make career progress are at the heart of the course – along with building a better understanding of the sector and the opportunities within it.

Teaching takes place at both institutions, with the majority of the programme of study delivered by and at The Garage, a centre for performing arts in the heart of Norwich. Over the past five years The Garage has really honed its work with developing artists, not only to create new and interesting performance pieces but in supporting their business plans and models of working.

This postgraduate course combines the best of this practice of artist and business development, in the dance studios and performance studios where countless performances by many artists have taken place. Students on this programme will explore the cultural landscape to make performance, from core-funded organisations to commercial models; students will interrogate the considerations of project-funded activities and which organisations may be suitable to approach.

Students will benefit from being part of the NUA postgraduate community from day one studying the Research into Practice unit. They will have access to the Library and MA base room throughout the course.

Students who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK are not eligible for this course.

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Different course options

Full time | Norwich University of the Arts | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Masters Project.
Research into Practice
Creative and Cultural Ecology
Diversifying Practice

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BFA / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application. The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.

University information

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is one of the great British art schools: a specialist arts, design and media university that draws on more than 170 years of history but with a focus on the future. Postgraduate students come to NUA from diverse backgrounds and with a range of hopes for their future. But they share a passion for creativity. They share a pioneering spirit and determination to explore their creative practice. PG study at...more