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

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Dance Teaching / Training Facilitation Skills Dance

Course type


Course Summary


Working on placement, students observe, assist and lead on dance activity, looking at different learning and teaching styles, different learner profiles and how to most effectively educate in an inclusive learning environment.

In a very hands-on way you’ll learn how to plan, deliver and assess dance activity effectively, supported by a specialist mentor.


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.

NSCD postgraduate courses offer more contact hours on average than most comparable Level 7 courses, offering a range of learning including:

  • Practical classes focusing on your development as individual artists
  • Workshops developing your professional practice and creative approach
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Lectures, directed study and independent learning
  • Project-based assessment activity that relates to real-world outcomes


This term develops a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of dance teaching.

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Entry requirements

This course is open to graduates of three-year dance degree programmes or related courses at HE level. We also accept applications from those who have equivalent professional experience. Applicants should be willing to gain or have some previous experience of delivering dance teaching and evidence that they have a passion and rationale for facilitating dance practice. Entry is through an online application and audition/interview.