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.

The logos for Deda and Derby Theatre

Our dance courses are 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.

Two students taking part in a dance performance
Applied Theatre and Education students taking part in a performance for a group of school children
A woman studying course leaflets at a Postgraduate Open Event

Postgraduate Open Events

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