Masters students listen to a lecturer

Acting / Applying to BIMM / Master's

Why should I study a master’s degree at Performers College?

23rd May 2024

Tags: , , , ,

Whether you are an aspiring performer looking to hone your craft before launching your career or an established artist seeking to inject new energy into your practice, a master’s degree in performing arts could be an incredibly enriching experience. Here are five compelling reasons why you might want to study performing arts at the postgraduate level:

You’d like to strengthen your skills before joining the industry

For recent arts graduates, a master’s serves as an extended runway before entering the highly competitive performing arts industries. It will give you that extra level of advanced training, strengthen your skills, and you’ll  have more time to find your creative voice before trying to make it big. You’ll therefore be better prepared to hit the ground running.

During your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into various aspects of your chosen discipline. This concentrated study allows you to develop a more nuanced understanding of your art form and push your creative boundaries.

You want to focus on your craft

Our master’s course in Performing Arts is designed to give you the time and resources to truly immerse yourself in your craft. Unlike undergraduate programmes, where you may have to balance various disciplines and topics, the MA course allows you to concentrate solely on your area of specialisation.

This dedicated focus enables you to explore advanced techniques, engage in intensive training, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your passion. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, an experienced faculty, and a supportive community that fosters artistic growth and experimentation.

Masters students discuss a script

You want to Build Your Professional Network

During your time at Performers College, you’ll have countless opportunities to build and expand your professional network. Networking is crucial in the performing arts industry, as many opportunities arise through personal connections and recommendations. You’ll be surrounded by artists, educators and industry professionals, and building relationships with these individuals may open doors to future collaborations, auditions and job opportunities – just as Emily Ayers did here.

You want to Enhance Your Career Prospects

A postgraduate degree in Performing Arts can significantly enhance your career prospects and open up a wider range of opportunities within the industry, as it demonstrates a high level of commitment, skill and expertise. Whether you aim to become a professional performer, choreographer, director or educator, a master’s degree elevates your hireability.

Additionally, a master’s can qualify you for teaching positions at colleges, universities, or specialised performing arts schools, allowing you to share your knowledge and passion with the next generation of artists. With a postgraduate degree, you will stand out in a competitive job market and increase your chances of securing coveted roles or positions.

You’re looking for a career change

For those making a career pivot into the performing arts field, a master’s offers the perfect transition. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself fully in your new artistic pursuit through intensive study and practice. Whether you have been working in a different field or have already been involved in the arts at an amateur level, a graduate course can equip you with the skills, knowledge and network that you need to embark on a new career path in the performing arts.

A one year or two year master’s degree allows you to turn your artistic passion into a high-level professional pursuit. The comprehensive training and industry connections we provide at Performers College can give you a major competitive edge in the performing arts world. If your goal is to truly flourish as a performer and creative artist, our MA Performing Arts could be exactly what you’re looking for.

To discover more about the master’s course at Performers College, visit the course page here, contact us at [email protected] or book on to our MA Performing Arts Open Evening.


BIMM University

BIMM University provides an extensive range of courses in modern music, performing arts, filmmaking, and creative technology to over 8,000 students across 14 schools in the UK, Ireland, and Germany. We have a long-standing commitment to providing the highest quality in creative industries education, allowing students to maximise their career potential in an inclusive community built on a culture of shared passion, creativity, and collaboration. Berlin | Birmingham | Brighton | Bristol | Dublin | Essex | London | Manchester