Qualification: MA Interdisciplinary Dance Performance
Duration: 1 year full-time (Home & Overseas students)
Validated by: University of Kent
Suitable for emerging and more established dance artists, this course enables you to:
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This course offers the opportunity to rethink your practice as a performer and to collaborate with leading interdisciplinary artists, developing skills beyond conventional choreographic approaches.
It focuses on facilitating a wider preparation for dancers from all disciplines looking to perform in works requiring an interdisciplinary approach, combining dance, theatre, performance art and film.
Through a range of laboratories you will work across movement, film, theatre, VR, non-conventional spaces and traditional theatre spaces to co-author work, collaborate with artists across different disciplines and perform.
You will work on developing your skills as a performer, exploring a range of approaches and methods, allowing you to gain an experiential understanding of stage presence, performative styles, confidence, and generosity in performance. Additional emphasis on professional practice increases employability and career prospects within the industry.
NSCD programmes of study are validated by the University of Kent. The Programme Specification for this course is available here: NSCD MA Interdisciplinary Dance Performance.
The MA in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance covers:
Each module has a credit value between 15 and 60 credits, including a final major research project worth 60 credits. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10-20 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study, directed study. You will study a total of 180 credits for the MA in total.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:
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 looking to develop their voice as a maker and performer. Above all we are looking for ambition and commitment to your practice.
The MA in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance 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.
Students with English as a second language will need a 6.5 ESOL level (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and 5.5 in speaking and listening)
Entry is through a successful audition and 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.