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Course Code: P-W4PA please make sure that you choose this code when making an application.

Length of course:

  • 2015-16: 12 months
  • 2014-15: 12 months
  • 2013-14: 16 months

Funding: there are no specific scholarships attached to the MAIPR programme. However, Warwick has some funding opportunities for which you might be eligible. Click on Warwick Funding Opportunies to find out more. Otherwise, check whether you can get funding from your country, from a charity or from elsewhere. Academic loans are also worth researching, if offered in your country.

Which universities are involved? Three universities make up the consortium: the University of Warwick, the University of Arts Belgrade and Trinity College, Dublin.

Where will I study, and how long will I be at each university?

  • 2014-15 (12 months): you will start at the University of Warwick at the end of September (ST1). You will study there until the end of December 2014 at the latest. You then transfer to Trinity College, Dublin (ST2: January to mid-March 2015). You then transfer to Arts in Belgrade at the beginning of April 2015 (ST3) and stay there until at least the summer school (1st or 2nd week of June 2015), which will take place in Serbia. The summer break should be dedicated to dissertation research, preparation and write-up (ST4). You are expected to submit your dissertation in September 2015 (exact date to be advised).

Start of course: at the beginning of the University of Warwick academic year, which is usually end of September/beginning of October of each year.

End of course:

  • 2014-15 onwards the finish date will be in September 2015, exact date to be announced.
  • 2013-14 the course for this intake officially finishes on 31st December 2014. The dissertation submission date is usually the Thursday just before the University of Warwick closes for the Christmas and New Year holiday period. In 2013, this will be on 19th December 2013. The submission date for 2013-14 is provisionally 18th December 2014.

Creative placement:

  • 2015-16: information on placements will be uploaded in due course.
  • 2013-14: the placements will take place either during the ST1 period in the UK or the 2 period in Belgrade. You will be placed within a performance-orientated company or organisation. This could be a regional theatre, an arts body, a festival, or even a circus training school. The creative placement gives you the opportunity to find out what it's like to work with active professionals within these fields.

Summer School:

The Summer School is a mandatory and integral part of the MAIPR teaching programme. In 2014, travel to and from Belgrade to Dublin, plus accommodation, transfers and meals related to the summer school will be paid for by the MAIPR consortium. In 2015, students will already be in Serbia where the summer school will take place. You will need to pay for personal expenditure, such as drink or food outside of that provided by the summer school.

  • 2014-15: the summer school will take place in Serbia, probably at Lake Palic, during the first or second week of June 2015.
  • 2013-14: the summer school will take place in Dublin, Ireland, and will be hosted by Trinity College, Dublin, during the first or second week of June 2014.

How and where do I apply? All students applying for the MAIPR must apply via the University of Warwick, as it manages the process. You therefore apply through Warwick’s Postgraduate Admissions Office. For general information on the University of Warwick’s postgraduate admission procedures, go to For MAIPR-specific information, go to postgraduate/maipr.

Visas, registration permits and and police registration: most 'third-country' students on the MAIPR programme will require student visas for the UK and Serbia. You may need to register with the local police in the UK. All non-Serbian foreign students will also need to register with the local police. Be warned that visa charges are high. For more information on visas and local registration requirements, go to visas link then click on the relevant link.

Accommodation: Each university will be able to give you advice and assistance about arranging student accommodation. For the autumn period, you will be stying for approximately 3-4 months in the local area to the University of Warwick, therefore Coventry, Leamington Spa or the nearby areas via private letting agencies. For the 2014-15 intake, January to mid-March will be spent at Trinity College, Dublin; April to the end of June at Arts in Belgrade.

MAIPR Students: The MAIPR is aimed at students with a particular interest and/or background in the performing arts, therefore those who may wish to pursue a career in some aspect of arts practice or pursue an academic career through advanced study, perhaps leading to a Ph.D. The ideal candidate has a strong academic background and also some experience with creative practice in theatre and performance. You may still be studying for an undergraduate degree, or you may have been working in a performance-related profession or area. All our cohorts, from the start of the programme in 2008 to the current MAIPR students, were truly international gathering students from countries from all around the world. We have students who have entered straight after finishing their undergraduate degrees in performance-related disciplines and others who have worked as directors, choreographers, curators and actors. However, you should bear in mind that MAIPR is not a practical training programme. What it will do is help you develop and enhance your theoretical knowledge about performance-related issues, and it will certainly add value to your already existing skills base.

Instruction Language: The programme is taught entirely in English.

Application deadlines: 31st July of each year for non-EU students. EU students have more flexibility but you must have an uncondtional offer to start the programme. All applications must be complete. They therefore must consist of the application itself, a personal statement (of no more than 500 words), two references, evidence of degree results (if already obtained) or interim transcripts (if still studying), and (if required) English Language certificates. All documents must be provided in English; if you need to get them translated, this needs to be done by a recognised translation service.

What if I’m a non-native speaker of English? You need to demonstrate that you have good enough English to study at post-graduate level. This is usually done by taking one of the University of Warwick’s accepted language tests. Please click on English Language Requirements for more details.

Support documentation: This is outlined on the MAIPR Application Criteria: what we need from you! page. Please do not send us any additional material surplus to requirements. In particular, DVDs and CDs cannot be accepted, as it is not possible for members of the consortium to look at or hear them. The exception to this rule is if you have a disability, such as a visual or hearing impairment, and it is therefore more convenient for you to send in your support information on a CD or DVD. It is also recommended that you do not send in dissertations or similar long pieces of academic work, as the MAIPR selection committee will not have time to read them.

More information: Enquiries about the course should be emailed to