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Contemporary Performance Practice - MA


University of Salford School of Arts and Media

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

About the course

The MA Contemporary Performance Practice is a practical, interdisciplinary course that 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. It 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

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Entry Requirements

Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree (2.1) in an appropriate subject.

Suitably qualified candidates will be invited to an interview, before a decision is made about their application. When you attend for interview you must bring with you a 300-500 word piece of writing on an area of contemporary performance practice that you would like to explore further, as part of the MA programme.

You will also be asked to give a 3-5 minute presentation, working from the area identified in your writing.


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