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MA Performance Design

Course Description

The Performance Design MA is informed by current research and innovative practice in performance design, including; immersive and participatory forms of performance, scenography, design-led performance, innovative design both within and beyond theatre buildings and contemporary spectatorship.

The programme combines rigorous academic study with practice-led investigation. You will explore how scenography, how scenographic materials (light, space, objects, costume, sound) can work together to make meaning for an audience and there will be opportunities to use the theatre studio as a laboratory for design experimentation. You will extend your own practice through designing and making performance material within the context of a research-led curriculum. Alongside this you will develop your capacity as a researcher.

Performance Design is taught within the context of an MA portfolio which engages with contemporary performance and arts practices and their role in the wider cultural, social and economic landscape. The Performance Design programme places the practice of performance design in the wider critical context of the creative and cultural industries.

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

Student Profiles

School of PCI Bursaries - 6 Awards

MA BURSARIES IN THE SCHOOL OF PCIThe school offers four MA programmes - Culture, Creativity & Entrepreneurship, Performance, Culture & Context, Writing for Performance & Publication, and Choreography. These exciting degrees offer opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration and practice as well as theoretical study, and are housed in state-of-the art facilities at the heart of the Leeds campus. The Bursary deadline has now been extended for all Home/EU applications. There are six bursaries on offer - each equivalent to 50% of student fees at Home/EU rate. These awards are offered for the academic year 2009/10 full-time, or spread across 2009/10 and 2010/11, part-time. NEW DEADLINE: 27th July 2009For further information, contact Ms Jane Richardson, [email protected], Tel. 0113 343 8710

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% Home/EU fees


Any applicant for one of our MA degrees may also apply for an award. An award offer is conditional on prior acceptance of a place, if offered.Awards are made on the basis of academic and/or creative merit. No other criteria apply.

Application Procedure

A 300-word personal statement on why the student is committed to the programme of study, and why he/she deserves the bursary.

Further Information



University of Leeds Scholarships - 20+ Awards

For full details go to:http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Value of Scholarship(s)



The University of Leeds offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries open to MAs within the School of Performance & Cultural Industries. For full details go to:http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/Both International and Home/EU students are urged to consult the website for suitable schemes.

Application Procedure

See scholarships website for details

Entry Requirements

Normally 2:1, or relevant professional experience

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