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Masters degrees in Dance cover a wide range of topics associated with physical performance art. Practical courses focus on techniques and choreography. Theoretical programmes may also explore the history and cultural significance of Dance styles.
Postgraduate programmes in this area often award specialised MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degrees, but more conventional Masters such as the MA and MRes are also available, along with shorter PGCert and PGDip courses.
These programmes are usually designed for specialised postgraduates and may require practical experience in addition to appropriate undergraduate qualifications.
That said, a Masters in Dance may lead to a wider range of career paths than you might think. Courses may equip you for work as a professional dancer, but you could just as easily lean towards related roles in choreography, stage management, dance production or related roles within the performing arts.
Other opportunities are more widespread. Dance education is featured on many school curricula, with an accompanying need for skilled teachers at various levels.
The historical and cultural significance of Dance is also a vibrant area of academic research, with the potential for further work at PhD level and beyond.
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The Independent Study Programme (ISP) is an open and flexible programme, based on a 'professional development' model. it caters for different levels of expertise and experience and appealing to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Read more
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This course is a professionally focused course, co-designed and co-delivered with industry partner Joss Arnott Dance. You will explore dance performance in a ‘company model’. Read more
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
Study at the university's School of Sport and Service Management in Eastbourne and you will benefit from an environment that promotes personal development, diversity and innovation.