The MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths is approaching its twentieth birthday. The programme provides a laboratory for international students at all stages of their career to gather and work together on new performance. This means that recent graduates might be studying alongside mid-career artists who wish to change their practice or early career artists seeking to advance their practice from a research perspective. All students accepted are looking for their own artistic voice.
The discipline has become so hybrid across the globe that we are finding applications from dance, theatre, live art, fine art, film, architecture, music and even philosophy coming our way; and, increasingly artists from all continents. Study on the programme is both interdisciplinary and intercultural. On the programme you study space, the body, scenography, technologies and composition. You create original work for studio, theatre, gallery or site. The programme is taught by distinguished international practitioners. We avoid a house style, favouring, rather, establishing an ethical context in which original work is conceived and created. Study is research-driven, students being invited to experiment, test new forms, and step out of their comfort zone in a supportive environment. Studies culminate in a Final Show Festival in the summer that is produced by the students themselves. You can study full-time or part-time.
The programme has special links with the sector including Live Art Development Agency (LADA) and ArtsAdmin, Toynbee Studios with whom we run a prize mentoring scheme BANNER.
Our graduates – many of whom are award-winning – are working across the world as creators, directors, film makers, project directors, cultural leaders, festival directors, artistic directors, academics, applied theatre practitioners and as producers and managers across all aspects of the sector. Several each year go on to study for PhD.
Entry is by online application, and applicants are interviewed on Skype. We look forward to hearing from you.
“We are meeting frequently, and we keep on expressing how wonderful this year was.” – Graduate 2019
With warm regards,
Professor Anna Furse
Convenor of MA Performance Making