The MA Performing Arts: Creative Practice and Leadership develops your capacity to create and lead projects in the performing arts.
From Shakespeare to hip hop theatre and dance, you are encouraged to engage with and reconceptualise classical, avant-garde, contemporary and global practices into distinct and innovative practical work.
You will enhance your understanding of the exciting and varied approaches to work in this key sector of the creative industries, while also considering the specific challenges that face emerging leaders in this field.
Reflecting upon your own artistic viewpoint you will explore the role of the arts in today’s complex societies and the implications from your practise.
You will be encouraged to develop as an agent of innovation in professional and/or community contexts, fostering your capacity to both lead performing arts projects and to work collaboratively.
Based at the Bedford campus, you will be supported locally by the University’s strong team of performing arts professionals, visiting artists and facilities that include a professionally-equipped theatre.
Performing Arts at the University of Bedfordshire provides a unique approach that places the emphasis on practice as the focus for critical reflection and development.
Your lecturers draw on their research into, and experience of, creative practices to facilities your reflections upon the role of performing arts today to refine your own artistic vision. Working with them your will be encouraged to foster professional networks locally, nationally and internationally as you work towards your final project that will be the opportunity for you to present the culmination of your studies in the manner that best represents your approach to performing arts.