Performing Arts and Theatre postgraduate courses

Offering unique learning experiences, our postgraduate courses turn the spotlight on your talent and enhance your career prospects in the world of performing arts. You will take full advantage of Derby Theatre, our acclaimed learning theatre which is the ideal space to develop your ideas, stage work, receive feedback and learn from theatre professionals.

You can also benefit from our strong industry links including QUAD arts centre, the BFI, the BBC and Creative England. As part of a stimulating community of artists and makers across diverse creative fields, you will have access to screenings, performances, guest speakers, exhibitions and events.

Postgraduate Performing Arts and Theatre courses

The logos for Deda and Derby Theatre

Our dance course is run in partnership with Déda, which offers our dance students an amazing learning experience. You will work in Déda’s professionally equipped studios and you will be taught by dance artists and producers working in the industry.

We are one of the only universities in the country to own and run a professional producing and receiving theatre, this offers a unique learning environment for students on our theatre based courses. This allows students to work with the Learning Team based at the theatre to gain valuable first hand experience in a theatre environment.

Team from Derby Theatre stand for their photo at the UK Theatre Awards

Derby Theatre wins Excellence in Arts Education Award at UK Theatre Awards

Derby Theatre has won recognition of its learning theatre vision and innovative This is Derby project.

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About Derby Theatre and how students can access this venue during their studies

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Applied Theatre and Education students taking part in a performance for a group of school children
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Postgraduate Open Events

Join us at an upcoming on-campus Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

Next Open Event: Wednesday 4 September, 3pm - 7pm

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