Our focus is on the creation of dance and the contexts in which this takes place in Britain today. You will have the opportunity to investigate one of the fastest growing and most vibrant art forms in the UK today.
-Designed to include diverse choreographic styles and to respond to each student's choreographic interests
-The student group is a mix of international and UK-based students ensures a range of choreographic practices informs the course
-Practice as research is an innovative feature of the programme and our leading performing arts research centre, ResCen, offers a model for this kind of engagement.
The programme has a modular structure and the content covers, among other topics, investigations of choreographic processes; the relationship of choreographic practice to its artistic and social context; and contemporary issues in the performing arts. You have opportunities to develop your own choreographic practice as well as exploring the context for choreographers in Britain today.
The Independent Project has been formulated to be flexible in focus so that if you wish to pursue an analytical inquiry you can do so through purely written study or you can concentrate on practical choreographic work. This recognition of the importance of both choreographic processes and the analytical understanding of dance creation is fundamental to the growing acknowledgement of choreography as an endeavour encompassing conceptual and critical capabilities.
Modules Available include-
Choreography in Performance One,
Choreography in Performance Two,
Critical Perspectives and Choreography,
Independent Choreographic Research,
Contemporary Issues in The Performing Arts,
The MA Choreography programme is studied either full time on two afternoons a week (Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 6pm) or on a part-time basis, one afternoon a week over a two-year period (Thursday from 2pm to 6pm). There is a period of more intensive attendance for two weeks in the inter-semester break in January for the Independent Choreographic Research module. It is vital that you maintain an excellent attendance record in order that you can gain full value from the experiential components of the programme. You create and/or write your Independent Project during the summer and autumn following completion of the programme. It is normally submitted in December.
Assessment takes a variety of forms as appropriate to a programme which focuses on a synthesis of practical and theoretical knowledge. We may, by agreement, assess your practical work outside of the University's facilities and it may form part of your working practice.
-UK/EU £ 4,800
-International £ 9,400
Part Time (UK/EU Only)
-Per Taught Credit £ 42
-Example per year (2008 only) based on 60 credits studied £ 2,520