How to apply


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.

We are now closed for MA Performance applications however MA Dance and Creative Enterprise applications are open until 20th May 2018.


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What do I need to know before I apply?

Before applying for a course, please read the following:
Fees and Finance

Course Information & Entry Requirements:
MA Contemporary Dance Performance (VERVE)
MA Contemporary Dance Performance (PAS)
MA Dance & Creative Enterprise

When and where are the auditions?

MA Performance:  The first round auditions, for both VERVE & PAS, will be held at NSCD in mid-January 2018. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to either the VERVE Recall audition and/or the Company Auditions.

MA Dance & Creative Enterprise: Applicants do not need to attend an audition but instead need to submit examples of their work online.

Full details are available in the following pdf document:
MA Audition Types, Venues and Dates (pdf) updated 10/01/2018.  Now includes all the Recall Audition dates

What information do I need to prepare for my application & what does the audition involve?

Applicants can apply for any or all of our MA courses in one application and will therefore only pay one application/audition fee of £50.  Full details can be found in the pdf documents below:

MA Performance Application & Audition Information (pdf)
MA Dance & Creative Enterprise Application & Submission Information (pdf)


Apply and book an audition

Click below to start your application and book an audition.
Please note there is an application fee of £50, payable via PayPal once you have submitted your application.

We advise that you have all of your information (listed in the above documents) ready before you start, as this form will not save your progress if you leave mid-completion.

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Being offered a place

When will I find out if I have been offered a place?
MA Audition Outcomes (pdf)

What will I need to know if I’m offered a place?
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Need more information?

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