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Theatre and Performance MA, PGCert and PGDip

Theatre and Performance MA, PGCert and PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Theatre & Dramatic Arts

Course type


Course Summary

This programme will allow you to focus on developing your own arts practice. Your practice will be supported by notably experienced tutors and guest artists and you will be encouraged to create performances for festivals, city centre venues, and site specific projects or for the touring studio. We will encourage you to develop strategies on how to reflect, theorise and document your practice and offer you a platform to share your thinking for public dissemination. This course is designed to focus on developing artists’ abilities and capacities for professional, vocational and academic innovation. We emphasise relationships between composition, reflection, practice and documentation across a dynamic range of performance disciplines and discourses. If you already have some experience of performance practice, then this degree will enable you to expand your artistic horizons, develop your reflective abilities and expand your portfolio as a thinking practitioner. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | York St John University | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to enhance your ability to think and reflect through the making of creative work while considering the compositional strategies that emerge in practice. It aims to give you opportunities and encouragement to generate and share performance material, and to enhance the conceptual, reflective and technical strategies that you employ in your 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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree at 2:1 or above in a related subject (eg Drama, Theatre, Live Art, Place/Space/Time Based Art). You will normally register for the MA.

University information

York St John University has been changing the lives of its students since 1841, when it was established as York Teacher Training School, making it one of the UK’s oldest institutions. It has an award-winning, eleven-acre campus situated in the centre of York, boasting state-of-the-art facilities following an investment of more than £46 million since 2011. Here are just some of the reasons to start your Postgraduate study at York St John...more

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