Qualification: MA Dance & Creative Enterprise
Duration: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time). Full time course: 10th September 2019 - 16th August 2020
Validated by: University of Kent
Shape your future as an independent maker and/or producer of dance. The MA in Dance & Creative Enterprise programme allows you to:
This course is suitable for emerging and more established dance artists.
Apply by 20th May 2019
As well as making work, independent artists today need a good grasp of fundraising, project management and business to really stand out from the crowd.
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.
We teach you business planning and how to manage a business effectively; fundraising and how to manage those funds well. Learn the skills to realise your creative ideas, and understand how to better get your work in front of audiences who matter to you most.
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.
The MA in Dance & Creative Enterprise explores:
Choose between Professional Practice Placement or Project modules to gain real-world experience. Our teaching is informed by research, and module content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.
Students on this programme take modules equating to 60 credits per term, and a total of 180 level 7 credits across the MA.View modules
Students have access to our wide range of excellent industry-standard facilities to develop their practice, carry out research and test ideas in a supportive, creative learning environment:
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 currently on the course include:
In the final term, students undertake a substantial major research project on a topic of their choice. Current students’ research topics include:
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. As a guide, you will typically have around 26 contact hours per week, consisting of:
Actual contact hours may vary depending on aspects of delivery e.g. intensive rehearsal period or placement.
On top of this, the course consists of independent learning, rehearsal sessions, placement work hours and assessment activity; each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 32 hours.
We welcome choreographers, movement-based artists and performers looking to develop their voice as a maker and/or producer. Above all we are looking for ambition and commitment to your practice.
The MA in Dance & Creative Enterprise is open to graduates of two/three-year dance training programmes at higher education level, or to dance or movement artists with some professional experience and equivalent vocational training at an appropriate level.
We welcome applications from EU, EEA and International applicants.
Entry is through online application, the submission of a showreel, and a Skype interview.
We offer ‘NSCD value for money’ (in comparison to other HE Dance Masters degrees of the same price). NSCD is committed to providing a holistic experience for its students and offers the following as ‘value added’ for their course fees:
Our Alumni go on to work with a wide range of companies. Many go freelance or set up their own company.