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Masters degrees in Dance Theatre provide advanced practical and scholarly training in the critique, analysis and production of theatre performance.
MA courses are typically for the field, and may either be taught or research-based depending on your interests. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Drama, Theatre or Dance Studies.
Developing individuality, versatility and creativity in performance are crucial skills for Dance Theatre performers. Through a combination of practical performance-making and investigation of theory including historiography, you will develop professionally as a well-rounded performer.
You will examine contemporary and popular theatre through topics such as political performance, cross-culturalism and dramaturgy, reflecting on these through applied practical techniques. This includes touch improvisation, body awareness, rehearsing repertory pieces as well as fitness classes and somatic techniques.
In sum, you will increase your dance skills, dance production knowledge and choreographic expertise.
Careers as a Dance Theatre performer range from traditional musical theatre to exotic performances such as physical theatre and live art. If performing isn’t your chosen career route, your expertise would also make you a suitable candidate for production management or teaching.
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A double achievement. the rigorous challenges of a real life dance company and the demands of an MA. Become the best dancer you can be and develop the advanced skills you need to work in today's professional arts environment. Read more
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The School has a well-established research reputation, and has developed links and partnerships with arts organisations, professional dance companies, dance practitioners and publishing houses in the UK and Internationally. Read more