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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. Read more
This programme explores the art and craft of choreography, as well as the wider professional demands of a choreographer, such as skills in producing and pedagogy. Read more
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. Read more
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Dance is a 60-credit hour program designed to take 3 years (6 semesters) to complete. Students generally take 10 credit hours per semester, leaving sufficient time for extracurricular creative and research work. . Read more
Develop your dance practice and technique, learn and develop choreography and performance. Be part of a touring company creating exciting new work, led by nationally acclaimed choreographers. Read more
Delivered in association with internationally renowned Dance company Motionhouse, this Master’s degree provides a unique opportunity to develop dance-theatre skills relevant to professional level contemporary performance. Read more
The MA is unique in that it facilitates two independent streams of dance, Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance. Although independent, interactivity between these two dance genres is facilitated in the form of shared workshops, seminars and electives. Read more
The MA in Ethnochoreology considers dance in its cultural context. The aim of the course is to provide a thorough grounding in the theory of, and methods in, ethnochoreology and to consider dance within its academic framework. Read more
This MA programme considers Irish dance practices within cultural, historical and practice-based perspectives. Students on the programme critically engage with relevant literature and dance practices and undertake field research in a relevant Irish dance study of their choice. Read more
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. Read more