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MSc Dance Science

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  • Objectives
    Leading the way with a revolutuonary look at how the body and minds affects dance, the MSc Dance Science at the University of Wolverhampton provides a unique insight into the physical and psychological stresses to which a dancer is exposed By exploring the mechanics of dance movement, you look at promoting the health care of the dancer, prevention of injuries and optimal performance Specific concerns include the biomechanical, physiological, paediatric and neuromotor aspects of dance; nutrition; as well as psychological issues, whilst examining how we can prepare the dancer to develop as a performer within a multi-disciplinary framework University of Wolverhampton staff are among the very few experts in dance science worldwide, and have introduced the concept of the 'fit and healthy' dancer to complement traditional and well-established methods of dance training You can select from a variety of modules which can help you develop skills that are unique to your situation. Each module on the course is one-week intensive and delivered during the summer vacation period, which means you can plan your study effectively around your job, children and regular commitments The course combines dance practice with science and education in a way that allows you to meet the demands of today's dance environment You will develop specialist skills and awareness of changing trends in dance practice, and get the opportunity to increase your knowledge of physiology in relationship to dance training Excellent facilities include dance studios and extensive research laboratories Teaching and learning strategies include laboratory work, practicals, role-play, placements and lectures
  • Entry requirements
    You need to have a good Honours degree or equivalent 5 years appropriate experience - substantial professional experience can substitute for graduate status We look for graduates with an appropriate Honours degree in dance subjects Graduates from other discip;ines eg. performing arts may still be eligible for entry You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
  • Academic Title
    MSc Dance Science
  • Course description
    Future prospects

    Aimed at those already working or wanting to work within the dance world as a teacher, performer, choreographer or director

    This course will allow you to prepare more effectively as a performer, and gives you the knowledge to provide relevant up-to-date information to dancers within your role as an educator, choreographer, teacher or artistic director

    Dance companies now employ dance science officers, and there is an increase in dance specialist schools requiring relevant qualifications

    Not only that, the course provides the perfect platform for dance science research, complemented by expert staff and purpose-built dance performance and research facilities

    Typical modules may include

    -Applied Psychology
    -Biomechanics
    -Children and Dance
    -Choreography
    -Dance in Community
    -Dance in Education
    -Independent Study
    -Nutrition for Dance and Body Weight Control
    -Research Methods
    -Scientific Components of Dance Performance
    -Theory and Practice of Dance Fitness

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