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Full time | Northern School of Contemporary Dance | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Enterprises Dance

Course type


Course Summary


The uniqueness of this course lies in the 50:50 balance of choreography and research-led activity with the vital business skills to establish your creative voice in the field.

Learn how to manage creative projects effectively, develop your awareness of fundraising and marketing, and gain the tools to realise your artistic ambitions.

The course encourages further development through individual and collaborative approaches to arts practice and enterprise. All under the guidance of some of the UK’s leading academics, practitioners and specialists in both the art and business of dance.


This course allows you to focus on topics that interest you. Modules are geared towards helping you further develop your ideas in both academic and real-world contexts.

Arts Project Management enables you to put forward a proposal and take steps to make it happen, taking into account operations, budgeting, strategy and marketing in parallel to artistic content. Example projects from students who have studied on the course include:

  • BAYT (HOME), an intercultural arts event in Milan comprising a symposium and performance around migration, asylum and integration.
  • York’s first ‘pay as you feel’ performance festival – SLAP York, bringing high-quality dance, theatre and live art to new audiences and reducing barriers for access and engagement
  • Movement Artists Meeting Point (MAMP)- a three-day workshop and cabaret event providing professional development for movement-based artists and networking opportunities for dancers, circus artists and physical theatre actors.
  • An immersive two-day retreat designed to support participants in learning through social activism about Global Warming.


You will be taught through a combination of practical classes, workshops and lectures. Seminars and small group tutorials enable you to enhance your understanding of topics covered, while timetabled meetings with your academic tutors deliver additional support.


The marketing and digital representation module explores the opportunities and challenges fuelled by digital movements, video technologies and social networks. Through a series of seminars, you will explore strategic approaches to digital marketing and tools to create online platforms that represent your work in a complex and ever-evolving digital environment.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Entry is through an online application, the submission of a showreel and a piece of written work, and a Skype interview. The MA Dance & Creative Enterprise is open to graduates of two / three year dance training programmes at Higher Education level, who would therefore usually be 21+ years of age, or to dance artists with some professional experience and equivalent vocational dance training at an appropriate level.