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MA Dance: Advanced Practice



What will I learn?


This MA Dance Advance Practice degree encourages you to further your Dance studies at a postgraduate level. You will have the choice to specialise in areas such as pedagogy or working with a choreographer in repertory as you focus on your employability.

In your dissertation you will undertake an extended research project to develop your skills and practice in the area that you are most interested in. This could be fully written, a practical piece of choreography/practice as research, or a combination of the two.

On this course you will:

  • Study core and optional modules with the flexibility to balance your studies alongside working.
  • Specialise in specific topics.
  • Be able to complete daily Techniques for Performance classes alongside your weekly modules.
  • Learn from highly experienced lecturing staff and dance practitioners all specialise in their chosen fields.
  • Work and study with dance critics, to dance company directors and choreographers.

How you will learn

You will study through theoretical and practical workshops, lecturers, seminars and rehearsals. You will be assessed through a range of assignments depending on which study options you choose.

All modules are assessed through programme work in the form of practical choreography presentations, essays, reports, presentations, learning journals, portfolios, online tasks and group working.

Class sizes vary depending on the modules you and other students select. For example dance technique classes usually have up to 20 students whereas Performing Politics may have around 10 students.


Where this course could lead

This MA Dance: Advanced Practice course supports your development of a portfolio career that can progress into areas such as dance performance, teaching, choreography, arts administration.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,460.00 (US$ 18,850) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2023


Bishop Otter Campus

Bishop Otter Campus,


West Sussex,

PO19 6PE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need 4 year bachelor degree with minimum GPA 2.8.

For international students

Students need to have a Honours degree 2:2 or higher in a related discipline. IELTS 6.5 (with none of the four components lower than 5.5); TOEFL: 89 overall with 18 in Reading; 17 in Listening; 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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