MA Digital Theatre

Course suspended

MA Digital Theatre has been suspended and will not be taking applications for 2016.

Course suspended - MA Digital Theatre at Wimbledon College of Arts explores the boundaries of theatre making and design, focusing on contemporary ideas, innovations and experimentation.  


Course Director

To be confirmed

Course Location

Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road


Study LevelPostgraduate
Study ModeFull time
Course Length1 year
Start DateCourse suspended

Content and Structure

Content: what students can expect

  • A practice based examination of digital technologies and their impact on Theatre and Performance practice
  • To examine how theatre design and performance communicates to a contemporary audience
  • To challenge conventional notions of theatre making through contemporary theatre practice and design
  • Established contacts with complementary London-based Director and Choreographic MA courses support the delivery of collaborative study components
  • Direct access to scenographic curatorial practice at a national and international level
  • Engagement with the college’s theatre design related exhibitions
  • Access to the professorial, post doctoral and PhD research community at the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School

To examine a range of visual, digital performance and design concepts, including:

  • Digital culture
  • Gaming
  • Online performance
  • The performance body
  • The inter-relationship of space and spectator
  • Video projection design
  • Web interfaces and interactivity


Unit One

The first unit involves the student group making a piece of collective performance. The group will work collaboratively, under the guidance of a project leader, to investigate an area of digital performance. Previous projects have included; an interactive audience telematics performance and the use of internet streaming to broadcast a live performance.

Unit Two

The second unit is a series of personal research performances and projects, involving practical and professional enquiry. These will be a facilitated both in small grouping and through independent study. The work is assessed and supported through both peer, independent and tutorial review.

Unit Three

In the final unit, you will have worked towards situating an independent project and will develop your concept towards exhibition. The project is seen as a point of departure that will help to situate you as both a collaborator and independent artist within the your chosen area of performance.


Course Director - to be confirmed


Our graduates develop and define their individual practices to progress within Digital Theatre, which often leads them in different directions within the industry. Recent graduates have continued either as professionals or become leading creative innovators within theatre, while others have continued their studies with research degrees.

Entry Requirements

  • BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art, Theatre, Live Art, Experimental Theatre or Visual Design
  • Study proposal
  • Portfolio of work
  • Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration
  • IELTS level 6.5 or above if English isn’t their first language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)