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Designed by performance makers for performance makers, this course will give you the opportunity to make new theatre, dance, digital and live performance work. You will be guided by of a team of research active, internationally acclaimed staff who are committed to making performance matter.

Whether you are a recent theatre or performance graduate, a professional arts worker, an emerging artist, or work in education, your course will see you learn among a diverse range of performance communities.

You will be immersed in an artist-centred learning environment and you will connect with other like-minded people interested in creating captivating performance work. We will give you the skills to expand and reframe your current practices within a supportive community that values practice-led research, and we will also give you the platform to perform your work at national and international festivals.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.

Visit the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts Website.


Your course can be tailored to suit your specific interests. In collaboration with your tutors, you will design your own learning contracts and will take ownership of how you are assessed in many of your modules. These contracts will help you develop as a fully rounded, multi-skilled, creative and reflective artist. Your course will enhance your ability to work successfully in a range of artistic and professional contexts, and it will also prepare you for further study should you wish to pursue a career in academia.

  • Stage Performer
  • Screen Performer
  • Stage Manager
  • Drama Teacher

Core modules

  • Performance Matters 1
  • Performance Matters 2
  • Artist Project Major
  • Artist Project Minor

Option modules

  • The Festival Project
  • Embodied Knowledges
  • The Artist Mentor
  • Choreographing in Wider Contexts
  • The Placement Project
  • Drama for Social Change

Additional information

For further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our bursaries and scholarships, follow the links below:

Financing your studies

Useful Links

Visit the Performance MA page on the Leeds Beckett University website for more details!




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