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MA Dance

Course Description

The MA Dance provides an insight into contemporary debates about trends in dance/performance practice and will enhance your sophisticated understanding of dance/performance conventions.

You will have the opportunity to achieve a range of subject-specific outcomes, through acquiring an advanced knowledge of concepts, problems and traditions in dance and a capacity to apply that knowledge in a range of professional contexts. You will develop and apply advanced critical thinking skills and higher-level transferable skills essential for career enhancement.

You will study a range of subject specific modules including areas of somatic practice, cultural studies, professional practice, contextual studies and Advanced Research Methods through tutor-led, student-led, and self-directed study.

Reflective personal development practices are encouraged throughout the duration of the course, which will help you to monitor your progress.

Learning will take place through practical dance classes, workshops, practical classes, studio-based practice, screenings, lectures, discussions (both online and in class), seminars, and tutorials.

You will receive support for your learning from: your personal tutor, the Dance subject librarian, the Dance department technician, the Dance department administrator, departmental careers support (especially in relation to teaching, post-graduate study in a range of areas, and freelance dance work).

Visit the MA Dance page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in dance or a related subject. Applicants will also be required to attend for interview/audition to assess their suitability. Candidates with a significant track record (five years) of professional experience in dance or a relevant field, but without a BA (Hons) degree are also welcomed. Applicants in this category will be required to attend for interview/audition and asked to produce a piece of written work as a means of assessing their suitability.

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