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MATheatre and Performance Studies

Tuition fee £16,000 per year
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Explore diverse forms of contemporary theatre with this practical course. You’ll study areas including devised performance and live art, community and applied theatres, new playwriting, classic texts on the contemporary stage, and documentary and verbatim theatre.

Our teaching team has strong links with all the major venues and groups, with Sheffield recently named best theatre city outside London.

Improve both your research and performance skills by working with practising theatremakers and arts organisations. We have a fully equipped theatre workshop and studio spaces, a publicly licensed drama studio, and excellent editing and recording facilities.

Programme structure

Core modules

Texts, Politics and Performance
Issues in Contemporary Performance
Theatre Practice 1: practical research projects
Theatre Practice 2: independent practice
Dissertation of 15,000 or 9,000 words plus integrated practice component


Practical workshops


Performance practice
Written coursework
A dissertation

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States