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University of Gloucestershire: Performing Arts

Institution University of Gloucestershire
Department School of Arts
Study type Research


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.

The School of Arts has extensive links with partners in Gloucestershire and beyond, and we offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research within both the performing arts and the wider university.

We have expertise in a wide range of research approaches, including social, environmental and economic impact assessments, surveying techniques and other participatory and visual methodologies. We have research interests across the private, public, not-for-profit and NGO sectors.

Research Areas:

Areas of research interest/ experience include:

  • musical theatre

  • devising

  • writing for performance

  • immersive and participatory theatre

  • theatrical adaptation

  • live and mediated performance

  • theatre and interactivity

  • classical theatre

  • site-specific performance

  • applied theatre

  • health

  • wellbeing and resilience.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the subject community Performing Arts and Play and the research priority areas Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing and Creative Practice as Research.

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Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

MA (Res)

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