12 months
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14700 GBP/year
7200 GBP/year
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About

The Dance and Choreography programme from University of Derby is a practical MA that allows a dance artist to create work supported by their own research and tutor guidance. It provides a fantastic opportunity for artists to further their practice within this growing field and be at the forefront of sector development.  

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

This Dance and Choreography programme from University of Derby is a fantastic opportunity for Dance Artists to further their practice and be at the forefront of sector development. The MA is designed to guide and nurture those with a keen interest and skill in choreographing, providing a space in which you can push your creative boundaries and generate new and innovative work. Artists will have the opportunity to tap into regional, national and international networks and have access to an exceptional body of infrastructure and resources. Key areas that will be covered include: 

  • Narrative Development and Dramaturgy – the outside eye
  • Role/involvement of the audience in a work (the fourth wall and when/how/what happens when you break it)
  • The unique challenges of making work for indoor and outdoor contexts
  • Funding landscape and opportunities
  • Partnerships – who to develop them with and how to establish them
  • Developing commissions
  • Basics of health and safety in relation to the field (safe working practices/risk assessments/rigging)

Careers

Students who complete this programme will be able to produce their own work and have a wider network to allow themselves to further their work as choreographers and dancers.

You will be pioneers in this field and it is therefore anticipated that you will either have your own companies or undertake commissions for work from other parties.

Aside from generating your own work, you will also have the ability to be Creative Directors, Movement Directors and have the chance to produce papers discussing your specific area of choreography.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Choreography 
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Artist as Entrepreneur
  • Major Project: Dissertation OR Performance Piece 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally hold a first degree of dance.
  • Equivalent experience and achievement will be taken into account for applicants with less formal qualifications. Evidence of equivalence of knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a first degree are required.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is used both to provide evidence of equivalence for entry and as evidence of advanced standing for entry. Applicants can be awarded up to a maximum of 80 RPL credits on proof of articulation with the programme content.
  • All applicants will be asked to attend an interview with members of the Programme Team which may involve a practical element

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK part-time and full-time fees: £800 per 20 credits

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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