University of Greenwich - Contemporary Performance MA

University of Greenwich

Contemporary Performance MA

Explore new performance media and develop your portfolio of practical work with our new Master’s in Contemporary Performance.

This MA Contemporary Performance degree focuses on emerging practices in the fields of performance, live art, interactive theatre, contemporary dance and game design, from the immersive to the digital and participatory. The course prepares graduates to work as independent artists, curators, producers, across artistic disciplines and cultural contexts.

Delivered in collaboration with the internationally acclaimed performance company ZU-UK, the course enables you to assemble a substantial body of practical work. You will develop learning tools for cross-disciplinary collaboration, organising, managing, promoting and documenting your practice to tour and exhibit at venues, festivals, galleries and specific sites as well as other cultural platforms.

The course is based on our Greenwich Campus, but you will use additional performance facilities, including GAS station in West Ham and the Bathway Theatre in Woolwich.

  • Study at the amazing Bathway Theatre in Woolwich
  • The course includes bespoke modules focused on Contemporary Performance, Interactive Performance, and Artistic Leadership
  • All course include a public performance component. The course also includes a 60-credit final project module
  • ZU-UK-with whom this MA is delivered in collaboration with - is at the forefront of interactive, digital and participatory performance
  • Artistic leadership, shaped around the acclaimed Drift Residency, has been cited as an example of best practice by the Total Theatre Magazine and The Stag

Career Prospects

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Contemporary performance graduates will work as an independent artists, curators, producers, facilitators, directors, performers, dramaturges, designers, workshop leaders and may work in a wide variety of creative roles across the cultural and education sector. Graduates will also be equipped with research skills to pursue doctoral-level study.

Are internships available?

Credit-bearing work placements are unpaid. However, sandwich placements are normally paid full-time positions. The salary should reflect the going rate for an entry level role in the relevant industry.

Do you provide employability services?

On our course you will learn to work as an independent artist and producer developing, a  wide range of skill sets, many of which transfer to workplaces in the cultural sector and beyond.

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate sector.

The Employability and Careers Services provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles, it includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Course Details

Full Time Year 1

Interactive Performance (30 credits)
Contemporary Performance (30 credits)
Artistic Leadership (30 credits)
Major Project : Practice Research (60 credits)
Research Methods in a Cultural Context (30 credits)

Part Time Year 1

Interactive Performance (30 credits)
Artistic Leadership (30 credits)

Part Time Year 2

Contemporary Performance (30 credits)
Major Project : Practice Research (60 credits)
Research Methods in a Cultural Context (30 credits)

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