Masters degrees in History of Dance explore the historical development of dance through various societies and cultures.
Taught MA courses are typical for the field, and do not usually involve a practical dance element. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject, such as History, Dance or Performance Studies.
Why study a Masters in History of Dance?
Course in this field offer a scholarly insight into the development of dance through different historical periods, across a range of cultures. They are often interdisciplinary in approach, examining dance through fields such as philosophy, politics and sociology.
Typically, you will analyse different kinds of dance in sociocultural and sociohistorical contexts. From ritual to performance art, ballet to contemporary dance, and hybrid forms such as somatic wellness.
Aimed at providing you with a holistic global understanding, you will examine international performance and cultural influence in a range of dance forms, particularly examining cultural difference, ethnicity and cross-culturalism.
Your expertise can be applied to a range of roles in the dance industry. This could include publishing, journalism or performance review, as well as production management, dance administration or academia.