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Masters degrees in Choreography equip postgraduates with advanced skills to devise on create choreographed dance performances for stage shows and other purposes.
Courses range from taught MA and practise-based MFA degrees, to research-based MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Dance or Performance Studies.
Masters in this field are extremely varied, and you may specialise in a variety of ways depending on your experience and career goals. Courses are usually predominantly practise-based, with practical training often culminating in an independent research project.
You will explore a range of techniques for performance, drawing ideas from contemporary creative practices, as well has historical influences and cultural variations. A variety of concepts and propositions within the choreographic field are examined, including body awareness and somatic practices.
Different settings for choreographed performance – from the studio and the theatre, to galleries, museums and other public spaces – are also analysed in relation to different performance types.
Traditional careers include working as a choreographer either independently or as part of a specific dance company. You might also choose to explore work in therapeutic practices, such as dance psychotherapy and physiotherapy.
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An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. Sustained professional artistic work supervised by artist-scholars who are working to challenge and support your choreographic and performance practices.
A creative university with leading industry partnerships, including an artist-in-residence programme, relationships with Arts Council England and leading venues such as HOME and The Lowry. An industry placement is an integral part of this programme and will allow you to benefit from these partnerships.
Whether you are an established choreographer intent on refining and hot-housing your practice, a dance artist looking to retrain or a recent graduate from a performance-related subject, this course will give you the opportunity to find new and innovative ways to produce exciting choreography.
An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. A unique programme offered by a consortium of four internationally-renowned universities.
MA Live Art is the first master’s programme of its kind, and will support research and practice in performance art and site-specific, intimate and durational performance, as well as other forms of experimental practice.