Type: Postgraduate Taught Masters
Qualification: MA Dance & Creative Enterprise
Duration: 1 year full-time (Home & Overseas students)
or 2 years part-time (Home students only due to Visa regulations)
Validated by: University of Kent
The MA in Dance & Creative Enterprise enables you to advance and re-imagine your practice as a maker, whilst helping you to develop key professional and business skills to boost your creative practice. It includes opportunities to:
Applications for 2024 entry open in November 2023
Postgraduate loans are available for Home fee-paying applicants
MA in Dance & Creative focuses on developing your artistic identity as both a maker and producer. Throughout the programme you work individually and collaboratively on projects, developing your entrepreneurial skillset. The course includes a number of opportunities to showcase the work you create, enabling you to put into practice the skills you develop as both a creator and project manager, culminating in the annual MA Showcase – an opportunity for you to share work created over the course of the year in a live format, for a public and invited audience. Through mentorship and guidance, you present a portfolio of work across the building, including Riley Theatre, the Lighting Studio, Courtyard and studios.
The course is taught by lecturers who are actively making work, and who have a successful track record of securing funding. They are ideally placed to guide you in developing your career, empowering you to best promote yourself and your practice.
The course is comprises the following modules:
These modules are designed to equip you with the specific skills needed to be successful as a creative artist. Each module explores the subject area both practically and theoretically, giving you the opportunity to put your ideas into practice.View modules
MA Dance & Creative Enterprise is for emerging and established choreographers, movement-based artists and performers looking to develop their voice as makers and producers. It is open to graduates of two/three-year dance training programmes at Higher Education level, or to dance/movement artists with some professional experience and equivalent vocational training.
The course recruits a diverse student body and is popular with international cohorts. We welcome applications from the UK and overseas.Student profiles
Teaching at NSCD is tailored to the nature of the modules being taken, often combining practical and theoretical learning to best prepare you for the demands of the industry. Teaching methods include practical classes and workshops, rehearsal and performance, placement activity, lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Taught hours for each module reflect the nature of the module and current professional practice. For example, creation and rehearsal modules have intensive contact and studio time, whereas research projects combine lectures, workshops, tutorials with the independent study time needed to develop your research practice. Consequently, study time varies, but average contact time is normally between 16 and 24 hours per week during directed teaching activity.
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 who have studied on the course include:
In the final term, students undertake a substantial major research project on a topic of their choice. Recent students’ research topics include:
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 are committed to providing a holistic experience for our students. Based on a comparison with other HE Dance Masters programmes of the same price, we offer the following as ‘value added’:
Our Alumni go on to work with a wide range of companies. Many go freelance or set up their own company.