Master in Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music)


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Program Description

The Course

The MRes Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music) aims to provide a recognised research award in preparation for PhD study in associated areas. It is designed for students seeking to develop a foundation for doctoral study.

This course offers an ideal start to your research journey in performing arts. It aims to provide the critical and methodological tools necessary for scholarly research, whilst enabling focused study in your chosen performing arts discipline and engagement with different perspectives on performance.

Students on this Master's programme can benefit from the resources of Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, studios, gallery and a vibrant artistic community.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Specialist areas of research expertise in the School of Fine and Performing Arts include:

  • Contemporary Theatre-making
  • Contemporary British Playwriting
  • Musical Theatre
  • Asian Performance
  • Practice as Research
  • Choreography
  • Contemporary Composition
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Popular Music

How You Study

Students can work alongside colleagues in performing arts, whose disciplinary backgrounds may be in Drama, Dance, Music or similar. This provides an opportunity to engage with people who have similar but subtly different perspectives on performance, and can, therefore, introduce associated discipline areas in the performing arts.

Taught modules will be offered through seminars, which can include tutor-delivered content followed by discussion, workshop activity and exercises.

Contact hours on this programme may vary depending on each individual module and the stage of the study. The postgraduate study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to at least spend two to three hours in an independent study. Please contact the programme leader for more information.

The final research project will be an extended period of independent study leading to a practice-as-research output (practice and short dissertation) or a dissertation.

How You Are Assessed

A range of assessment modes are utilised, each of which aims to equip students with appropriate skill or skills for ongoing research work. These may include essays, oral presentations, viva voces and project plans.

Your final project will consist of either a practice-as-research package (practice and short dissertation) or a standard dissertation.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Entry Requirements

First or upper second class honours degree. International students will also require English Language at IELTS 6.5.

Last updated May 2020

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