Part time M.A. in Performing Arts in the United Kingdom

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Performing Arts

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

The field of performing arts is a blanket term for all forms of performance, including dance, theater and music. Studies include academic pursuits, such as histories and theories, as well as technical training in a variety of performance styles.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

Part time MA in Performing Arts in the United Kingdom

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Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance - Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocal

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Part time 1 - 2  August 2019 United Kingdom London

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire. [+]

Course Overview

The course will encourage you to develop the highest levels of instrumental skill through individual lessons and personalised learning. You will also develop your leadership and musical management skills through the leading of an ensemble, culminating in a performance of challenging original and existing repertoire.

On the course, you may select from options that include an investigation of a performance tradition, the use of music in health and wellbeing, and the cultural aspects of music. You will also produce a significant body of work for the recital, together with supporting research that underpins and informs your final project. The ICMP’s MMus is aimed primarily at individuals who wish to continue their studies after having distinguished themselves on a degree-level course, or who have acquired comparable industry experience and are committed to attaining even greater mastery of their respective instruments.... [-]


MA in Songwriting

The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance
Campus Part time 1 - 2  August 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education. [+]

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education.

Course Overview

The MA Songwriting is a highly creative programme designed to enable students to examine, explore and focus both their practical songwriting and analytical songwriting education. Students focus on creative exploration, writing exercises and academic research around the subject before focusing on the creation of a new major repertoire work or a dissertation in the area of the song.

Successful completion of programme MA Songwriting at ICMP leads to the award of MA by the University of East London. (subject to validation) Full programme specification can be found here.... [-]


MA in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process. [+]

A unique programme for dramaturgs and playwrights.

This highly successful programme offers specialist pathways in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. We concentrate on the process of writing for live performance, together with an ongoing evaluation of the work in process. Through practice and reflection, we enable you to establish a distinctive, individual approach as both a writer and dramaturge. Projects include site-specific work, writing for a specific audience, verbatim theatre and interdisciplinary collaboration.

We support the development of texts for performance, alongside the intellectual understanding of the diverse forms and contexts in which live performance can be made and the writer/dramaturge’s role in this. We examine texts from a wide range of periods and cultures. We engage with work that is innovative, or which challenges established notions of practice.... [-]


MA in World Theatres

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London

Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree, you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts. The MA in World Theatres is one of the few freestanding taught Masters programmes in world theatres and performance in the UK and globally. [+]

Covering historical and philosophical bases of theatre and performance practices from different parts of the world, on this degree, you'll investigate indigenous and contemporary performance and theatre traditions from a variety of cultural contexts. The MA in World Theatres is one of the few freestanding taught Masters programmes in world theatres and performance in the UK and globally.

The programme aims to train graduates for professional employment in a range of positions in theatre, in government settings, in the culture sector and in HE internationally that require solid intellectual preparation and knowledge of the field. Practitioners who come on the programme can use knowledge acquired to extend the articulation of their career.... [-]


MA in Musical Theatre

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre. [+]

This unique MA will enhance your critical understanding of the musical theatre as a popular entertainment genre.

It will help you to sharpen your practical skills as a creative artist. On a practical level, it will assist you in working as a freelance writer, composer or producer of musical theatre.

The MA focuses on the dramaturgy of the musical as a key factor in the future development of the genre.

Expert professionals are regularly employed as visiting tutors, to maintain direct links with the industry.

You follow one of the two pathways as either:

producer, writer, or composer.

You undertake an analytic case study of a musical or production, a placement project and dissertation (producers), and a creative project involving either book and lyrics or music for a short original musical (writers and composers). Producers share some classes with students on the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy.... [-]


MA in Music

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules. [+]

This programme offers a variety of stimulating and contemporary academic pathways with a range of theoretical and practice-based modules.

The MA in Music programme introduces you to the fundamental principles of research in music. It provides a unique and creative approach to musicology, valuing intellectual curiosity and musical diversity.

Awards available are:

MA in Music (Contemporary Music Studies) MA in Music (Ethnomusicology) MA in Music (Historical Musicology) MA in Music (Popular Music Research) MA in Music (General)

The Masters designed with careful consideration of the opportunities, challenges and intellectual demands presented by careers in music, such as journalism, teaching, broadcasting, librarianship, historically informed performance, contemporary composition, and arts administration.... [-]


MA in Music Business Management

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Part time 1 - 2  United Kingdom London

This course is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines. [+]

This course is recognised highly in music business management education and will prepare you to become one of the next generation of music industry leaders and entrepreneurs. All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry guests. You will need to be a self-motivated and open-minded student, as this is an intense course, but one which can help you to progress your career across a wide range of music business disciplines.

Course content

Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course has developed a unique curriculum. You will be able to combine a strong underpinning of key business skills (finance, leadership, organisational management, marketing and entrepreneurialism), with essential music industry management knowledge (strategic innovation and technology, intellectual property and copyright, and a focus on the live industry and digital content exploitation).... [-]


Master in Choreography

University of Lincoln
Campus Part time 1 - 2  August 2019 United Kingdom Boston

Practice is at the heart of the MA Choreography programme at Lincoln. This studio-based programme focuses on examining, exploring and performing choreographic strategies relevant to your chosen field. [+]

The Course

Throughout this Master’s programme, you will have the opportunity to explore the theoretical underpinning of your practice. You can be guided through a wealth of contemporary literature in the field of dance, choreography, philosophy, and performance, and have the chance to engage in critical debate about your own and others’ practice.

You can benefit from working closely with academics who have extensive professional experience and from our programme of lectures and seminars from visiting artists. Residential trips are designed to provide the opportunity to encounter and engage with the widest possible range of choreographic practice and discussion.

The School’s close links with industry mean you can be introduced to professional dance agencies as a means of establishing your work as a choreographer.... [-]


Master in Theatre

University of Lincoln
Campus Part time 1 - 2  August 2019 United Kingdom Boston

MA Theatre offers graduates in Drama, Literature, Dance, Fine Arts and other related areas of study, opportunities to further develop their knowledge and skills in Theatre and Performance, with a view to pursuing careers in the theatrical professions or other creative industries. The course also can serve as a foundation for academic research at MPhil or Ph.D. level. [+]

The Course

MA Theatre offers graduates in Drama, Literature, Dance, Fine Arts and other related areas of study, opportunities to further develop their knowledge and skills in Theatre and Performance, with a view to pursuing careers in the theatrical professions or other creative industries. The course also can serve as a foundation for academic research at MPhil or Ph.D. level.

The emphasis of MA Theatre is on the vast range of recent developments in drama, theatre and performance practice and research. The programme makes full use of the expertise of staff across the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts, which embodies in-depth knowledge of contemporary theatre-making.

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MA Music Production

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres. [+]

Course details

Build your practical and theoretical experience in the creative and innovative applications of music technology in a studio environment. This course will give you the skills to take your ambition further and provide you with the confidence to work for major record labels and recording artists across a range of genres.

You will work alongside experienced industry professionals, exploring the technical and creative aspects of recording, arranging, mixing and mastering to develop a wide range of commercial and non-commercial musical scores.

You will have access to a suite of high-quality, professional music studios approved by JAMES, the accrediting body of the Music Producers Guild and the Association of Professional Recording Services.... [-]


MA in Shakespeare and Education (on campus or by distance learning)

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Online Campus Part time 1 - 3  September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practising teachers, offering the opportunity to enhance expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare’s work. [+]

Are you interested in learning the ways in which Shakespeare has been used in the classroom at different historical and cultural moments? Do you want to immerse yourself in the works and plays of Shakespeare?

The Shakespeare Institute's MA in Shakespeare and Education is a unique, modular programme that is particularly appropriate for practising teachers, offering the opportunity to enhance expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare’s work. Throughout the programme, you will be incorporating the study of Shakespeare's plays in performance and adaptation. You can study this programme on-site at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon or by distance learning.

This programme offers you the opportunity to enhance your expertise in different aspects of Shakespeare's work while maintaining a pedagogical focus.... [-]


MA in Shakespeare Studies

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Campus Part time 1 - 3  September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme, delivered by and taught at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, offers an unrivalled opportunity for the study of Shakespeare. [+]

This programme, delivered by and taught at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, offers an unrivalled opportunity for the study of Shakespeare.

It develops a critical but appreciative understanding of Shakespeare’s contribution to literary and theatrical history, and the place his works occupy in today’s cultural landscape. It provides you with a rigorous and wide-ranging knowledge of approaches to the study of Shakespeare, with emphasis on criticism, textual studies, the plays in performance, and the history of Shakespeare's reception. It has proved invaluable for students heading towards a variety of careers, and it provides a solid foundation for research at a higher level.... [-]


MA/Diploma/Distance learning in Shakespeare and Theatre

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Online Campus Part time 8 - 36  September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This innovative Shakespeare Institute programme allows you to study the performance history but also the way in which Shakespeare’s plays have been performed through history, up to the modern moment. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen. [+]

Do you want to immerse yourself in the works of Shakespeare? Are you interested in understanding how Shakespeare’s plays work in performance?

This innovative Shakespeare Institute programme allows you to study the performance history but also the way in which Shakespeare’s plays have been performed through history, up to the modern moment. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen. You will have the opportunity to look at different productions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in their historical, political, and cultural contexts and to think about the performance choices actors and directors make when approaching Shakespeare’s texts. You can also study how the textual history of Shakespeare’s plays influences performance today.... [-]


MA Music in Development

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3  September 2019 United Kingdom London

This unique programme has been designed for students wishing to combine an interest in music and related cultural performance with advocacy and social development practice. Students will build critical understanding of how music’s agentive and imaginative capacities act in different contexts - e.g. human rights, forced migration, health, and environmental justice - to communicate needs and interests and to mobilize action. [+]

MA Music in Development

Duration: One calendar year (full- time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.

Entry Requirements: Students with a demonstrably strong background in music performance and evidence of a serious and sustained interest in development and creative communication. An undergraduate training in ethnomusicology, music psychology or music sociology would be an advantage, although a 2.1 pass in any social science degree would be acceptable. Under exceptional circumstances, significant fieldwork experience may offset the absence of formal academic qualifications in this area.... [-]


MA in Creative Performance Practice

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom London

This innovative MA programme combines a range of diverse approaches to making a performance, including physical theatre, directing, socially engaged practice, solo work, and live art. [+]

This innovative MA programme combines a range of diverse approaches to making a performance, drawing on devising, physical theatre, directing, socially engaged practice, solo work, and live art.

The MA will be delivered in partnership with major London cultural institutions, including the Lyric Hammersmith, where you'll take part in a low-residency intensive program of work at their impressive facilities.

The course is offered through a low residency model that makes it unique in the country, and particularly attractive if you wish to further your studies and enhance your career opportunities but cannot commit to a traditional full-time offering.

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