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MA Performance: Society at Central Saint Martins

The MA Performance: Society course at Central Saint Martins creates opportunities for students who wish to gain experience in the theatrical arts while addressing the social challenges faced by communities. 

School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)
Course: MA Performance: Society
Location: London, UK
Course dates: starts September 2024, with a duration of two years (part-time) low residency or online
Application deadline: round one, 13 December 2023 at 1 pm (UK time); round two, 3 April 2024 at 1 pm (UK time)

MA Performance: Society critically explores the conventional boundaries between art, performance, screen, theatre and activism.

It recognises that you, the performance maker, can be an agent for change in relation to local places and challenges. The course examines how performance, and its methodologies can provoke debate, build community and make lasting change.

The course is aimed at students who are interested in participatory arts, socially engaged arts, applied theatre, site-specific, site-responsive performance, moving image, live arts, scenography and performance in the expanded field.

MA Performance: Society recognises that its students will seek to contribute to collective efforts to address the urgencies faced by their community in a particular place as well as the global context.

Teaching and learning encompass the relationship between ideas, process and context. Taking into consideration their personal lens, students will create a learning environment where complex social, cultural and artistic viewpoints can be explored.

Whilst studying and practicing on the course, you will engage with a range of theoretical and practice-orientated approaches, political and ethical positions, and methods of performance-making in relation to contextual settings.

Our focus is on student-centred learning, bringing your work to the critical scrutiny of the academic setting.

Applications to this course have now closed.

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