MA Performing Arts Enterprise
Course length: Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
MA Performing Arts Enterprise is aimed at graduates and mid-career artists whose aspirations extend beyond performing and wish to develop as producers, entrepreneurs and creative leaders.
The course will function as an incubator for those early-mid career artists who choose to study with us, nurturing and supporting their career vision.
This course has been developed as a response to the changing landscape of the performing arts ecology and to support the next generation of the creative workforce.
You will undertake five units:
- Research into Practice
- Creative and Cultural Ecology
- Diversifying Practice
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Masters Project.
Through these units you will explore the business and enterprise elements of your particular areas of interest such as – artform specialisms, delivery channels (eg festivals, site-specific work, small scale venues) or specific audiences.
The course is a combination of taught elements, independent study and a substantial Master’s Project.
The assessments you will encounter on your course will be varied to enable you to experience and adapt to different assessment styles.
Assessed tasks will include:
- Group and individual presentations
- Prepared individual tutorials
- Critical evaluations
- Reflective journals
- Research reports or project briefs.
Teaching will occur on our campus and nearby at performance arts venue, The Garage. Access to the NUA library, access to NUA MA base room, local postgraduate community, discounted studio hire, half-price classes on The Garage class programme.
Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons) / BFA / BSc Degree of 2:1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study.
Applicants who hold a degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.
The offer of entry onto a Masters Degree (MA) is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award.
2020/21 Tuition Fees For New Entrants
UK/EU nationality Postgraduate degree (full-time) £8,000
UK/EU nationality Postgraduate degree (part-time) £5,000
Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,222
For 2020, UK nationals and those who have been resident in England for three years may be eligible to apply for a government loan of up to £11,222 towards course fees or living costs. Part time and EU students may also be eligible.
How to apply
Applications to our postgraduate courses should be made directly to Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form.
Applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions
NUA Terms and Conditions (06/12/18) (51k)
NUA 2019-20 Student Regulations and Procedures (17/09/19)
Student Protection Plan (05/09/18) (60k)
If you’re invited to interview we’ll ask you to bring a portfolio of recent work. You’ll be interviewed by one or more members of the MA course team, who will ask you about your work, your applicant’s statement and your preparedness for postgraduate study.
Interviews normally last around thirty minutes and you’ll have a chance to ask the course team questions. We will endeavour to let you know if you have been successful within ten days of your interview.
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