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MA/PGDip/PGCert Dance Philosophy and History

MA/PGDip/PGCert Dance Philosophy and History

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Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Philosophy History Dance

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Taught by leading experts in a truly international study environment, this MA will engage you in critical explorations of the philosophical and historical frameworks which underpin dance study and practice.

Our exciting programme draws on different branches of philosophy, including the continental and analytic schools, a range of approaches to dance history, and contemporary critical theory. It will introduce you to key areas of study such as aesthetics, the ethics of dance, phenomenology, restaging and re-enactment, questions of authenticity, and dance as cultural history, with theorists ranging from Descartes to Foucault among others. The programme will also equip you with transferable skills across the arts and humanities.

The degree includes a research methods module entitled Ways of Knowing, which is taken by all Dance master's students, the core module History, Philosophy and Dance, which is taught in a small bespoke group, and a dissertation module. Flexibility is built into the programme, allowing you to choose additional optional units to suit your needs and interests.

The school is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research, which explores dance as a key form of cultural and artistic expression in theatre performance and beyond. The Centre fosters a compelling research culture through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international guests.

We offer superb studios and a theatre for dance students and have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. A green retreat in south-west London, the campus is within easy reach of central London's vibrant dance scene and cultural attractions.

Career Options

Graduates' options span a range of careers in dance, including producers and curators of arts projects, community dance practitioners, arts managers, teachers, or further doctoral study. The programme also develops transferable skills, opening further opportunities in other fields and professions. You will also achieve PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Modules

This module explores the character and potential of different methodological approaches, with a particular emphasis on the nature and value of historical and philosophical enquiry, for the postgraduate study of dance. Drawing on analytic and continental philosophy, history, and strands of contemporary critical theory, the module develops an in-depth, critical exploration of different concepts, assumptions and theories underlying and informing dance practice and discourse.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,750

Entry requirements

Applicants with a 2:2 or better at undergraduate level will be accepted. Some professional experience is preferred.

University information

Located in South-West London, the University of Roehampton has a 54-acre parkland campus with state-of-the-art facilities, located within 30 minutes of central London. The university has a long history dating back over 180 years. Through its oldest College, Whitelands, it has provided higher education to women for longer than any university in the country. Today, it has a thriving range of postgraduate programmes and an excellent research...more