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MA CHOREOGRAPHY AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

 

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Institution C58

UCAS

12 months Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

 

2020/21 UK fee: £9,000

2020/21 International fee: £13,950

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

Degree: honours degree at 2:2 or higher in a related discipline.

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0) or equivalent.

You will also be require to audition for this course.

 

Student view

Nicolas Kyprianou
The course is really intense, always making me think and connect ideas across different subject areas. The community vibe also means that I feel safe to be myself and know that there will always be a friendly face around every corner.

Course content

The MA Choreography and Professional Practices draws on expertise from a number of professionals within the dance industry and is delivered in close relationship with a national dance agency, South East Dance based close by, in Brighton.

The degree incorporates opportunities for engaging in Continuing Professional Development opportunities such as workshops, career planning, master classes and residencies alongside the development of your own choreographic skills.

The MA offers an introduction to research methods in the arts and to strategies for documenting live performance practice and promoting your work to wider audiences.

It provides opportunities to pursue live performance practices as a choreographer and to consider how your work is situated in relation to the wider field of professional contemporary dance practice.

It allows for you to develop your own artistic voice and to explore single discipline or interdisciplinary practice-based arts research projects involving choreography, performance, fine art, music, installation, and so forth – led by you and your interest in performance making.

The MA is designed to cater both for students who wish to develop their dance-making skills in order to further their careers as reflective practitioners, and as a foundation programme for those hoping to pursue practical and/or theoretical research at M.Phil or Ph.D level.

The flexibility of the programme means that you can exit after successful completion of modules to the value 120 credits with a postgraduate diploma at Level 7.

For the award of the MA you need to attain 180 credits at Level 7 including the Dissertation module.

The MA Dissertation project can involve practical performance and or written work determined by your needs as a performance researcher and maker.

All overseas applicants must have an IELTS of 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0)  

Find out more in the (2020) application pack here, application form and reference form. Full details for 2020 entry coming soon.

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

Our dance facilities include four superb dance studios, a fully-equipped 250-seat theatre and a 110-seat studio theatre. 

Dance Studios

Dance Studio 1   Dance Studio 2

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre 1   Studio Theatre 2

Rehearsal Space

In addition, there is a large gymnasium space together with two new sprung-floor spaces in the Academic Building.

   Rehearsal Space 1   Rehearsal Space 2

 

Library

The library offers a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your dance knowledge and research. There are a number of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. 

We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.  The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment. 

It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

There are also:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media and equipment loans
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Where this can take you

The MA in Choreography and Professional Practices will equip you for a range of careers in choreography, performing arts, dance development, arts administration, performance, teaching or dance research.

It will also prepare you for further study i.e. PhD or professionally-related qualifications.

Work placements

The programme has an industry-facing identity facilitated through the relationship with South East Dance, the region’s dance development agency, and you will be able to draw on the skills and expertise arising from this partnership.

The programme includes opportunities for presenting your work at choreographic platform sharings, participating in artist networking opportunities, developing your marketing, fundraising and ‘pitching’ / presentation skills.

Guest lecturers will introduce you to issues affecting dance employment, and your learning is supported by individual tutorials and group meetings to discuss your progress.

Indicative modules

  • Choreographic Practices
  • Artist as Producer
  • Dissertation (practical and written components)
  • Optional Modules
  • Choose one from
  • New Media and Performance Practices
  • The Body in Site distance learning module over the summer period
  • Technique for Performance
  • Writing and Performance
  • Performing Politics

N.B. This list is indicative not all optional modules will be available in any one academic session.

Options - Choose 2 optional modules from the list below

  • NB not all options will run in any one year, the availability of optional modules will be communicated in the induction week in liaison with students. Normally, a maximum of two optional modules will run in each semester

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

The Dance department is a leading provider of excellence in dance education and draws on the expertise of the teaching team. The team is made up of international professional dancers, choreographers, researchers, writers and directors. Each member of the team is renowned for his or her theoretical and practical expertise. You’ll work with, and learn from, a wealth of professional specialist tutors whose backgrounds stem from highly respected performance companies.

As an MA student you will have access to the lively arts research culture at the University including:  regular full programmes of research presentations given by staff, web-based learning, research students and visiting artists/researchers, performances by visiting artists/companies, theatre trips to performance events, arts research training events and national arts conferences.

Some of the optional modules enable you to work alongside students from other Masters programmes.  Some of the course content will be delivered by staff from South East Dance both on campus and off campus at their base in Brighton and in off-site performance venues in Brighton, London and other regional venues.

Learning is assessed using various methods chosen as the most appropriate for demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes for each module. All modules are assessed by means of programme work in the form of practical choreography presentations, essays, reports, presentations, learning journals, portfolios, online tasks and group working.

Students are expected to carry out an independent research project on a topic relevant to the field of choreography. For this module students are supported through seminar sessions and tutorials during the two semesters so that they can develop research skills which are essential for lifelong learning, career flexibility; and for professional practice as well as for personal and professional development. In addition, students have the option to become involved in a number of collaborative projects through which they can, as part of the degree, develop project management, time management and interpersonal team work skills.

Additional Costs

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