Dr Sreenath Nair - Programme Leader
Dr Sreenath Nair studied Cultural and Critical Theories and Performance Studies at several Indian and British universities and completed his PhD in 2005 at the University of Aberystwyth, joining the College of Arts at the University of Lincoln in the same year. His doctoral thesis on Restoration of Breath is a pioneering work in the field of ethnography, culture, and intercultural performance published by Rodopi in 2007. His research continues to develop on embodied methodologies (the body and culture) in a variety of aesthetic, epistemological, and practical contexts, establishing an ongoing dialogue between the Indian (Asian) and Western intellectual traditions.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MRes Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music)
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Specialist areas of research expertise in the Schoolinclude:
- Contemporary theatre-making
- Contemporary British playwriting
- Musical theatre
- Asian performance
- Practice as research
- Contemporary composition
- Popular music
Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP): Informing the National Curriculum and Youth Policy for Peacebuilding in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Indonesia and Nepal
The Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP) project aims to provide a comparative approach on the use of interdisciplinary arts-based research methods for peacebuilding. MAP has the overall goals of first, influencing curricula and approaches to working with in- and out-of-school youth to address global challenges and second, creating structures and modes of communication between youth and policymakers from the local to global.
MAP undertakes research with young adults, educators, cultural artists, CSOs and policymakers to address the gap between needs assessment, curriculum development, policy and youth priorities. The project includes eight national and international partners and sub-projects working with academics, artists, civil society workers, policy makers and young people from around the globe. Programme Leader, Professor Ananda Breed, serves as the Principal Investigator of MAP alongside an additional GCRF / Newton Fund project entitled ‘MAP at Home: online psychosocial approaches through arts in Rwanda’ to provide mental health support during the pandemic. For further information about MAP, please see Mobile Arts for Peace (MAP).
As additional experiences and opportunities alongside their programme of study, MRes students will have the opportunity to:
- Co-author academic blogs;
- Co-author one peer-reviewed journal article;
- Attend webinars across the Network Plus project;
- Contribute to the writing of impact case studies.
MAP will feed into the MRes Performing Arts programme by providing culturally and contextually sensitive case studies, engaging with MAP researchers and PhD students, and connecting with wider University of Lincoln research themes and opportunities. Core transferrable skills in work and research that students will develop include: generating, collecting and analysing data, academic writing, networking, and delivering presentations. In general, the MRes Performing Arts programme will enable a strong foundation for either PhD study or to develop a career as a researcher working within HEI, the public sector, industry, or for research charities.
The programme covers a broad spectrum of performing arts subjects (Drama, Dance, Music), incorporating interdisciplinary and mixed-method insight.
Students will have the opportunity to shape their own focus of study in terms two and three, firstly by selecting a specialist elective (a module chosen from other Master's programmes in Drama, Dance, and Music), and secondly by designing and conducting a dissertation or practice-as-research project.
How to Apply
Applications are made through the University's online application system. We look for existing interest and experience in a performing arts discipline or disciplines, an interest in furthering studies through research, and the potential to continue studying toward an MPhil or PhD. Alongside your application you should submit a piece of academic writing critically exploring an enquiry related to the Performing Arts. This should be around 2,000 words.
Interviews take place by telephone or in person, and applicants are welcome to visit our campus to see our facilities.
Career and Personal Development
This Master's course offers the opportunity for further research in the performing arts. Graduates may use this course as a platform for further study, progression to doctoral study, or for a career in research and academia.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
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