How to apply

MA Contemporary Dance Performance: VERVE and Postgraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (PAS)

Please note: Separate web-pages for our other postgraduate courses will be available by 1st October 2018 

Thank you for your interest in applying for a course at NSCD. We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. We audition all applicants and our audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses.

Applications open on Monday 1st October 2018. Our final closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th January 2019, however, as some auditions are prior to this date you will need to submit your application in advance of the audition you wish to attend.  We have a limited number of places available at our auditions and so recommend early submission of your application to secure an audition date; and we can advise that most applications are made and auditions booked by late December/early January each year.

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MA Contemporary Dance Performance: VERVE and Postgraduate Apprenticeship Scheme (PAS) 1st round audition dates (1st round auditions are combined for these two courses as many candidates may wish to apply for both and this way they only need to attend one initial audition):

Remote Auditions (International applicants only)
Sunday 6 January 2019 Final date to submit VERVE Remote Audition

Auditions in Scandinavia
Sunday 6 January 2019 Oslo, Norway (venue details available by October)
Tbc Sunday 13 January 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark (venue details available by October)

Auditions at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Monday 14 January 2019
Tuesday 15 January 2019
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Thursday 17 January 2019
Friday 18 January 2019
Saturday 19 January 2019

VERVE Recall Audition at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Sunday 20 January 2019

PAS Company Recall Auditions at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Dates to be confirmed but between late January to March 2019


MA Performance Application Information (printable pdf)

MA Performance Audition Information (Leeds and Overseas) (printable pdf)

Information about VERVE Remote Auditions (for International applicants only) will be available by October 2018.

The NSCD online application form will be available on this How to Apply webpage from the opening date.

Need more information?

For any further queries, please contact NSCD Admissions Team:
T: 0113 219 3050/3013