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MA Live Art*

MA Live Art - Finn Love in LADA Study Room credit Billy Sassi

Finn Love in LADA Study Room, credit Billy Sassi

We are delighted announce two new partnerships with Live Art Development Agency (LADA): we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and are launching a new MA Live Art (subject to approval) in 2018-19 – a postgraduate course dedicated to the research, practice, and programming of Live Art.


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Register for the launch on Monday 26 March

What is MA Live Art?

MA Live Art is a specialised programme of taught postgraduate study led by research leaders, industry professionals, and high-profile artists. Graduates will gain theoretical and practical grounding in histories and practices of Live Art, while developing professional capacities and networks. The programme is convened by the Drama Department at QMUL in collaboration with LADA, a centre for Live Art advocacy, preservation and programming.

MA Live Art is the first programme of its kind, and will support research and practice in performance art, time-based art, site-specific performance, relational and intimate performance, durational performance, and other experimental practices. Students will engage with and make performance in dialogue with genealogies of visual art and/or experimental theatre in the twentieth century. They will be enabled to understand, challenge and make Live Art as a technology for intervening in the most pressing issues of our time: of gender, sexual, racial or class identity; of the potential for protest, direct action, and environmental and social justice; and of theoretical investigations concerning the body, time, space, subjectivity, documentation and communication.

Students will learn through studio-based and discussion-led methods, through workshops, lectures, master classes, seminars, fieldwork and professional placements. The programme of study can be taken either full time (1 year) or part time (2 years). Students on the programme will have access to QMUL’s full research and support services, as well as to LADA’s Study Room, which includes an archive of 7,000+ items.

Watch this space…

MA Live Art is set to launch in September 2018, and QMUL plan to start accepting applications in March 2018. The Drama Department and LADA will host events and information sessions related to the degree in 2018. Please stay tuned for further announcements.

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*Please note this programme is subject to approval.

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