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Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre

Our MA Collaborative Performance Practice enables performing arts graduates and practitioners to develop devising, choreographic and performance practice skills as part of a vibrant creative community.

The course will immerse you in group and ensemble performance, as well as solo practice. You will gain a comprehensive insight into the progression of ideas from the initial devising process through to performance, and have the opportunity to make valuable connections across the creative industries.

While our taught postgraduate course immerses you in performance research, you can also interrogate performance research in depth on our MRes Masters by Research or PhD Doctor of Philosophy.


Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities in the £7million Arts Centre which is also home to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The Department of English and Creative Arts’ outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully equipped aerial performance space.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high-quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre programmes and entertain both students and the local community.

Arts Centre

The Rose Theatre

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