Performing Arts and Production

Cheltenham Literature Festival

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Oxstalls, Gloucester

The School of Arts offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, consisting of a diverse culture of interdisciplinary postgraduate research. You will benefit from working with a team of both research-active and industry-connected supervisors.

Students are encouraged to present their research findings at national and international conferences and symposia annually. Cheltenham’s vibrant cultural community, with its numerous festivals and events, provides a rich and lively learning environment for our students.

Children’s Play (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

Make the most of academic and professional perspectives to develop research and scholarship relevant to sector and practitioner needs.

Dance (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

The school has a well-established research reputation, and has developed links and partnerships with arts organisations, professional dance companies, dance practitioners and publishing houses in the UK and internationally.

Drama (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

Our growing drama community offers opportunities to engage in a rich programme of talks and workshops from visiting lecturers/companies and you will benefit from our close links with local professional theatres and festivals.

Performing Arts (MA by Research/MRes/PhD)

Postgraduate study in performing arts covers a wide range of topics, with a focus on interdisciplinary work. Members of the performing arts team have a particular interest in practice as research.

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Entry requirements


child using sensory equipment
Join the vibrant School of Arts and engage in postgraduate research that is both cutting edge and creative.
students in the theatre
We have close links with local professional theatres and festivals, including: the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham; and Strike a Light Festival, Gloucester

School of Arts

Our School of Arts provides specialist studios with the latest industry technology so you can develop your creative talent. You will collaborate with other artists and designers and be inspired by practising professionals to refine your own authentic voice.

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