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Dance Practice and Performance

Develop your dance practice and performance skills by approaching them as research processes on this practice-research based programme.

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA (Hons) Dance Practice and Performance

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Degree Duration

1 year :

Full Time

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Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

This practice-research based programme will encourage you to approach performance as a critical practice and to relish the complex contextual relationships that exist in making and performing dances. You will explore your role as a collaborator in performance-making as one of agency and empowerment in a supportive environment.

You will be encouraged to develop and test new ideas and skills through your practice-research in order to imagine how they relate to training, practice, performance-making, dance philosophy and dramaturgy. You will be supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff in our modern studios and you will have the opportunity to work with in-house and visiting artists, scholars and a diverse community of peers.

Using a framework of philosophical and aesthetic inquiry, the programme offers a unique perspective to explore the concepts, assumptions and theories which underpin and inform dance practice and discourse. These ideas will be explored further during your encounters with performance, devising dance and learning dance repertory. You will also have access to the full range of optional modules which are offered to all our postgraduate students.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The knowledge and skills gained from the programme will support careers which involve performance, choreography, dramaturgy, community dance practice, and commissioning dance.

The programme also opens up the opportunity for further study for a practice as research PhD.

The School is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research which gives students rich opportunities to investigate a broad range of cultural, artistic and embodied inquiry. These activities are positioned as critical, scholarly, embodied and creative in order to equip students for original and independent approaches to dance performance.