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University of Gloucestershire: Performing Arts and Production

Institution University of Gloucestershire
Department School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Study type Research


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


We have a well-established research reputation and strong links and partnerships with arts organisations, professional dance companies, dance practitioners and publishing houses in the UK and internationally.

We welcome students interested in:

  • dance, somatics and philosophy
  • dance, spirituality and religious studies
  • dance science
  • performance praxis
  • community dance and education
  • inter-cultural and cross-cultural dance cultures.


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

You’ll be supported by staff whose specialisms include:

  • devising
  • writing for performance
  • acting
  • classical, immersive and participatory theatre
  • theatrical adaptation
  • multimedia and site-related performance
  • theatre and education and applied theatre.

Performing Arts

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.

Areas of research interest and experience include:

  • musical theatre
  • devising
  • writing for performance
  • live and mediated performance
  • theatre and interactivity
  • applied theatre
  • health, wellbeing and resilience.

This research contributes to the research priority areas Sport, Exercise, Health and Wellbeing and Creative Practice as Research.

For more information and to apply for the Performing Arts programme, please visit the subject page via

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

MA (Res)

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