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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.
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.
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An impressive, national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. Learn how to work effectively within philosophical and historical approaches for the advanced study of dance. Read more
An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. Reflect upon your experience, develop creative ideas and aid critical perspective in practice and theory. 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
We are all innately creative, whether through the stories we recount, the jokes we tell, the songs we sing, the traditions we keep, the online 'memes' we create and share, our customs and beliefs, the ways we remember those who have passed away, the festivals we celebrate, or the clothes we wear. Read more
The MA Dance provides an insight into contemporary debates about dance, and trends in dance performance practice. The MA Dance provides an insight into contemporary debates about dance, and trends in dance performance practice. 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
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
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