MPhil, PhD Performing Arts

Year of entry

The MPhil/PhD in Performing Arts is offered by the University.

Available MPhil and PhD supervisors

Staff research is characterised by an emphasis on international theatre and performance, dance and somatic practices, as well as music and interdisciplinary performance practices.

Enquiries should be directed to Dr Kene Igweonu.

Dr Jessica Beck:

  • cognitive neuroscience and performance
  • actor and performance training (including emotion in performance, somatic practices such as Feldenkrais and Alba Emoting)
  • theatre directing, new writing, devising, verbatim theatre

Dr Marissia Fragkou:

  • contemporary theatre and performance (politics; dramaturgical practice; ethics; aesthetics)
  • British drama
  • feminist theory and performance
  • Greek theatre and politics

Dr Kene Igweonu:

  • African theatre and performance, cultural and performance theory
  • actor and performance training
  • theatre directing, somatic practices, cross-art practices

Dr Angela Pickard:

  • ballet (technique, history, sociology, philosophy, pedagogy, aesthetics)
  • dance in society (historical/social developments in ballet, modern and contemporary from 16th century to modern day), choreography (mainstream, post-modern and interdisciplinary)
  • dance pedagogy (creativity, educational theory, learning and teaching methods)

Dr Kasia Lech:

  • actor training
  • verse drama and performance
  • performance of poetry
  • translation studies, and selected aspects of Polish, Irish, and American theatre
  • puppetry
  • drama in education
  • storytelling, in particular multilingual storytelling

How to apply

Applicants are strongly advised to explore the research interests of available supervisors and to contact the appropriate staff member before making a formal application.

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Location Length Start  
MPhil/PhD Performing Arts apply
Canterbury 42 months full-time September 2020
MPhil/PhD Performing Arts apply
Canterbury 42 months full-time February 2021

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UCAS institution code

  • C10




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