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Performance Practices: Applied Artists - MA

University of Birmingham    School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

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

About the course

Are you committed to ideas of community, inclusivity, sustainability and wellbeing in theatre practice? Are you interested in advancing your artistic practices to develop and innovate at the intersections between applied, political and mainstage performance?

Applied Artists pairs the growing body of international applied theatre and performance research with sophisticated performance training to develop the applied practitioner as an artist. This MA sees you journey between yourself and communities in your articulation of practices towards socio-cultural, political and economic change.

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Entry Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (2:1) in a relevant field (such as Drama, Theatre, Performance, English or Philosophy). If your bachelor’s degree is not in a performing or creative arts subject, you will need to provide evidence of your practical performance experience in your personal statement.


Relevant professional experience. This should be demonstrated in a portfolio which catalogues and contextualises your work in a relevant field (e.g., catalogue of a recent performance, performer’s or equivalent CV, transcript giving indication of professional training, web-based archive of recent work, etc.)

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The College of Arts and Law is pleased to offer a number of Home fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses from September 2023.

Applications are welcome from UK, EU and Overseas students wishing to study any discipline within the College's five schools:

English, Drama, American and Creative Studies
History and Cultures
Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Value of Scholarship(s)

One year's tuition fees at Home rates


These awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas students, studying full-time or part-time campus-based masters-level programmes in the College of Arts and Law.

They are available to students who commence their study at the start of the 2023 academic year. These awards are not available to current Masters students.

International students are eligible to apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition fees equivalent to the Home rate if successful.

Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

Application Procedure

In order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online funding application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online funding application and funding reference forms, please visit our College of Arts and Law scholarships how to apply page.

The deadline for applying is Monday 3 April 2023 at 4pm.

By applying, you will be automatically considered for relevant College of Arts and Law scholarships. Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.

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