Its primary artistic focus is on Theatre and Performance as both a critical and therapeutic tool but students may wish to examine relationships between mental health sciences and a range of cultural practices. Core subjects include clinical assessment and research methods in the field of mental health science, and the history, theory and practice of performance about mental health and illness. The programme is taught by mental health professionals and specialists in live art, performance art, and theatre and performance history.
This MSc seeks to attract professionals in education, artists, and mental health practitioners who would like to learn in more breadth and depth about how live art and performance can be used both for therapeutic purposes and for thinking critically about and engaging publicly with the experience of operating within the mental health system. Over 160 students participated in the programme over the last two academic years. Students on the course come from dozens of countries all over world.