MPhil/Phd Contemporary Performance Studies at Brunel University, London

Postgraduate Research Degrees in Theatre, Performance and Digital Art

Theatre staff at Brunel University offer supervision for PhD and MPhil research degrees in a wide range of areas of expertise, primarily in performance and theatre practice/theory, performance writing and digital performance/media arts. These include but are not limited to:

• Performance writing and live performance creation

• Directing and script development

• New dramaturgies and scenographic practices

• Digital performance and digital art

• Interactive wearable design

• Choreography and mixed reality choreographic /installation

• Alternate embodiments/virtual world performance

• Bio-art and bio-technologies

• Synaesthesia/multisensorial research on embodiment & embodied cognition

• Performance of socially engaged practices

• Site-specific and contextualized performance

• Applied drama/community politics

• Gender and sexuality in performance

• Audio-visual art and live coding

For further details and application forms, see our online applications page. For any preliminary discussion of areas of research contact Prof. Johannes Birringer, Director, Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance, Click here for a list of current and recently completed research students.

Brunel funding

The University offers a limited number of scholarships for those who hold an offer of a place to study here. Full details can be found at:

Non-Brunel Funding

A 6.5 IELTS level is the minimum english qualification required for international students.

See details of University Research Studentships

Page last updated: Thursday 16 July 2015