PhD study enables students to pursue advanced, independent, original research under the guidance of one or two specialist supervisors. For assessment, students will produce a thesis demonstrating an original contribution to knowledge and scholarship. The School of Performance and Cultural Industries offers a supportive and stimulating environment for PhD research, welcoming students from all parts of the world. Whatever your area of study in the field of performance and the cultural industries you will have access to expert supervision and excellent practical resources.
You can study a PhD full time over three years or part time over five years.
At the end of the programme, candidates must present a thesis of 100,000 words maximum on the subject of his/her research.
You can also study a Practice-Led MPhil/PhD Theatre/Dance/Performance
Information on fees can be found here
Areas of staff research at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries include the following:
- Applied performance, including; intervention, social engagement, health and wellbeing, education and activism
- Compositional practices including; devised performance and physical theatre, food and performance, new writing and adaptation, ethics, improvisation and co-creation
- Creative entrepreneurship, arts marketing, management and leadership
- Cultural and creative industries
- Cultural policy and development
- Digital technologies, performance and the body
- Engagement and participation in theatre and the arts
- Immersive, environmental and site-specific performance
- Improvisation, free play, creativity and aesthetic developmen
- Impact and value of the arts
- Interactive and participatory performance
- Intercultural performance practices
- Scenography, costume and lighting design
- Contemporary opera and music theatre
- Performer training methodologies and their transmission across cultural borders
- Phenomenology and embodied spectatorship
- Popular culture, including; burlesque, cabaret, club culture, punk and post-punk performance
For all enquiries please contact Graduate School and Research Support Officer Linda Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 343 8713