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MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice

MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MFA - Master of Fine Art

Subject areas

Dance Creative Writing

Course type


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 thier 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.

Course Details

The MFA Creative Practice is a two year full time programme. It shares the first year taught programme with the MA. An extended independent project forms the second year, providing time for in-depth research and realisation of a substantial body of work.

How will I learn?

Depending on the modules you select, learning will take place in a variety of different contexts. including:

  • taught sessions or lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • in studio tutorials
  • and individual study and research
  • reflection and peer review through sharing of practice

Teaching embraces different learning styles, allowing for a flexibility of response to your needs and abilities. The introduction of visiting lecturers and artists allows you to encounter a variety of views and approaches from current fields of practice.


Research Lab (30 Credits) - Core
Embodied Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Investigative Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Project (140 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

An appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification) or 5 years’ professional experience. Applicants without formal qualification are subject to the Institution’s recognition of prior learning (RPL) process. An interview (phone/Skype interview is acceptable) will also be required.