How to Apply: MA Dance & Creative Enterprise - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the MA Dance & Creative Enterprise

Applications for 2023 entry are now open

Applications will close at midnight on:

Sunday 9 July (Overseas applicants)
Monday 31 July (Home/UK and EUSS applicants)

There is no audition for this course. See below for more information.

  1. Read the guidance below and prepare your application
  2. Create an account, apply online and include links to your footage
  3. Pay the £20 application fee to confirm your submission.
  4. If shortlisted, attend an interview online

Please note that offers for this course are made on a rolling basis, therefore early application is recommended.

NSCD considers all applications and our selection process is designed to assess your suitability for this course.  We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion.


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Important information

Making your application

Applicants are required to create an account for our online application portal and complete an application. You will need to provide:

  1. Personal information: including contact details and qualification details
  2. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Filmed footage (Maximum 15 minutes) to include examples of your work that best represent the breadth of your interests as an artist.  This may include your creative/choreographic work, your performance work, your solo work and/or your improvisation work.  Please ensure that each extract is of sufficient length (e.g. 2-3 minutes minimum) to allow the panel to evaluate the work effectively
  4. A Personal Statement/Essay (750 – 1000 words) detailing your approach to producing work and reasons for applying. Please reference current theories of practice to support your writing and include a reference page or bibliography in a Harvard style.
  5. Equality and Diversity Information
  6. Confirmation of application

Once you submit your application you will be required to pay the application fee. Instructions on how to make payment will be included in your confirmation email from  Applications without payment will not be considered. 

Application fee

The application fee is a one-off payment of £20 payable through our online Box Office once you submit your application, and covers the cost of processing applications and auditions. No further fee is required as part of the application and audition process.

We are unable to process your application until we have received payment.


We aim to review applications within 2 weeks of receiving them during term time. Shortlisted applicants are invited to attend a an interview online. We will notify you if you have not been shortlisted.


Applicants who are successful at interview will be made an offer and have 3 weeks in which to accept. We will inform you if you have not been successful.


Have a question?

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