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
Suitable for emerging and more established dance artists, this course enables you to:
Applications for 2023 are now open
Applications will close at midnight on:
Sunday 9 July 2023 (Overseas applicants)
Monday 31 July 2023 (Home/UK and EUSS applicants)
Postgraduate loans are available for Home fee-paying applicants
This course enables you to both realise your choreographic ideas and develop the professional skills necessary to establish your creative voice in the field. It focuses on developing your artistic identity as a maker and producer, encouraging you to work through individual and collaborative processes, and engage with entrepreneurial tools.
The course includes opportunities to showcase your work, combining skills learnt as both creator and project manager. This includes the MA showcase, which enables 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’ll present a portfolio of work across the school, including Riley Theatre, the Lighting Studio, Courtyard and studios.
The course is led 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 MA in Dance & Creative Enterprise explores:
Undertake a professional project that allows you to implement the skills learnt throughout the course 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 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:
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, offering a range of learning including:
Actual contact hours may vary depending on aspects of delivery.
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 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.