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PhD opportunities in Theatre at Brunel University London

  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Profile Description

Qualification type: MPhil / PhD
Location: Uxbridge, London
Mode of study: Full-time and Part-time

Welcoming environment for research students

Research students are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Theatre research programme at Brunel University London benefits from a dedicated performance centre, sitting at the heart of our creative community and housing a fully equipped main theatre and studio theatre as well as rehearsal and recording studios. Our proximity to central London allows you to engage with an exciting range of performance practices and venues as well. 

Theatre embraces an expanding research environment which advances a transdisciplinary vision connecting artistic performance, dance, spoken, physical and musical theatre, playwriting, digital art, and performance design, along with critical cultural performance and postcolonial studies.

Research areas

The Theatre team's research activities are organised around several key areas of contemporary performance and involves staff participation in a number of high profile research grant projects:

  • Physical theatre/dance, embodiment and performative relations with experimental poetry and writing practice
  • Performances of the body and experimental performance, interconnecting theatre and performance studies, anthropology, sociology, and gender studies
  • Intersections of bodies, cultures and identities in intercultural performance (including dance, critical race theory and contemporary South Asian dance)
  • The use of the voice in writing and experimental writing by women
  • Street theatre, British alternative theatre history, musical theatre, and intersections of gender and sexuality
  • Commemorative practices, spectatorship and public performance of collective identity in times of social change
  • Digital performance and digital cultures, and the intersections of interactive media technologies with immersive performance, wearable design, and digital scenographies
  • Neuroaesthetics and the aesthetic potential of digitized technology for performance (artificial intelligence, motion capture, 3D modeling and animation, biotechnology)

Find out more

Working with your supervisory team
Research environment for PhD students
Life as a research student at Brunel University London

How to apply

Further information about the PhD and the application process can be found here: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/PhD-Theatre

Contact

For general enquiries, please contact:

 

Funding Notes

We offer a range of PhD studentships, partial scholarships, and academic prizes, to help with your research fees. Find out more here: View Website

How good is research at Brunel University London in Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 18.35

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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