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.

Applications open: Sunday 1st October 2017

Applications close MA Contemporary Dance Performance (VERVE/PAS): Sunday 7th January 2018

Applications close MA Dance & Creative Enterprise: Sunday 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 Audition Types, Venues and Dates (available in September)

MA Performance: Audition Types, Venues and Dates Full details will be available in September. 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: Full details will be available in September. Applicants do not need to attend an audition but instead need to submit examples of their work online.

What does the audition involve?

MA Performance: Audition Information available in September

MA Performance: Remote Audition Information (option for overseas applicants only) available in September

MA Dance & Creative Enterprise: application and submission information available in September.

What information do I need to prepare for my application?

There is an option to apply for any or all of the MA courses in same application; simply tick the boxes in the application form. Full details will be available in September.  

There is a single application fee of £50, regardless of the number of MA courses that you have applied for, which is collected via PayPal after you have submitted your application.

Apply and book an audition

Application Form available in September

Being offered a place

When will I find out if I have been offered a place?
Audition outcomes information available in September

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