University of the Arts London (UAL)
London , England , United Kingdom
Performance - Design and Practice
Starting October 2022
Apply before Mar 2022, International
English requirements: IELTS 7 (on a scale of 1-9)
MA Performance: Design and Practice explores performance making, design and time-based work. It promotes hybrid practices, critically exploring the conventional boundaries between fine art performance and theatre. The course encourages criticality and restlessness, alongside an exploration of new forms of practice. It asks: What is the context for contemporary performance? What is its purpose? Who is it for?
The course will support you to become an independent practitioner in the fields of experimental theatre, live art and dramaturgy through design. You will create theatre which acknowledges the expanding and contested field of performance. You will interrogate conventions and traditional roles, such as that of the writer, designer, director and performer.
MA Performance: Design and Practice has three principal concerns:
Exploring compositional strategies for time-based practice.
Challenging authorship and the relationship between performer and audience.
Critical writing as an essential tool for understanding and articulating personal practice.
thanks to Claire Vrijenhoek