What will I learn?


The MFA Choreography offer a stimulating environment in which to explore and develop your choreographic practice and expertise.

Whether you’re in the early stages of your career or an experienced dance artist, these programmes present opportunities to engage with contemporary ideas, concepts and propositions within the choreographic field.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a variety of modes which evaluate theory and practice, related to the realisation of choreographic ideas and practice as research.

Assessment modes include:

  • showings of work in progress with chaired question and answer forums
  • Presentation with an open Q and A and supplementary document
  • the realisation of speculative research practice as a performed event

Each test the ability of the student to develop as an independent, self-critical, investigative artist, with the ability to critically reflect, synthesise and apply knowledge and understanding across both theory and practice and cater for different modes of learning.

Alumni Destinations

Recent graduates have worked on and choreographed productions all over Europe, including research at KOLT, productions at FLOTA Slovenia, Pro Progressione in Europe and other companies in the UK and internationally.

Which department am I in?

Department of Dance

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£25,330.00 (US$ 34,863) Overall cost
£12,480 for Year 1; £12,850 for Year 2. Total Fee: £25,330. Fees are reviewed annually and may increase by up to 5% each year.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Laban Theatre

Laban Building,



SE8 3DZ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You need a significant level of choreographic experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). MFA applicants should demonstrate their capacity to undertake self-directed research by submitting an initial project proposal, outlining the following: the reasons they wish to carry out an independent project over one academic year; their suitability for extended independent research in the context of an MFA Choreography; The nature of their intended research and a draft projected timeline with indicated outputs of research (which is understandably subject to change). Applicants for whom English is not their first language should demonstrate  proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS  6.5 overall with 5.5 in all four areas.

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