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Course overview

This highly distinctive MA course, run as a partnership between Birkbeck and RADA, brings together cutting-edge practice and scholarship in theatre and performance. Join us and you will work with Birkbeck's experts in theatre and performance studies and RADA's faculty and visiting theatre practitioners to experience both making and studying theatre.

This course does not offer actor training, but will deepen your critical and practical understanding of theatre and performance practices in context, and leads to a prestigious postgraduate qualification from the University of London.

Application for this course is made via Birkbeck.

It has given me the tools to refine my ideas and the guidance of industry professionals to realise them... Together, RADA and Birkbeck have helped me grow organically in a direction that is most natural for me.
Yanik Riedo, MA Text and Performance 2018-19

How to apply

Applications for this course are via Birkbeck, University of London and you pay all your fees to Birkbeck.

For ease of reference, the Birkbeck website has all the information about this course, including the elements taught at RADA, the course content, how to apply, course and other fees and career paths.

Being immersed in a constant creative environment, especially at RADA, is incredibly motivating.
Laurène Gernez, MA Text and Performance 2018-19