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MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice

MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice

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Full time | Laban Theatre | 1 year | 18-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary


Delivered in conjunction with our partner organisations: Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance, the Dance Professional Practice enables experienced practitioners to develop their artistic practice in a stimulating environment of intellectual and creative inquiry.

We support mid-career artists to:

  • reflect on their body of professional experience and its role in their ongoing learning
  • engage in intensive studio-based experiences with significant artists and a skilled peer group
  • deepen their own practice as performers/makers
  • develop their understanding of a range of research methodologies within the arts
  • and pursue their own area of artistic interest.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical presentation and supporting documentation

Usually, following a practical assessment task, there will be an opportunity to discuss the outcome with tutors. This is normally led by tutors but also includes opportunities for peer involvement.

  • Essay or proposal

In some modules, the assessment task is wholly written in the form of an essay or proposal and does not include a practical component.

Alumni Destinations

All graduates use their creative research findings to inform their practice in whichever professional setting they enter. Some graduates go on to work freelance, creating and performing their own work. Some graduates go on to become dance industry professionals, taking roles within arts management, and others go onto further study.


Investigative Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Research Lab (30 Credits) - Core
Project (60 Credits) - Core
Embodied Practice (30 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

You need an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification) or 5 years’ professional experience. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements are subject to the Institution’s recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.