M.A. On Campus

Dance - Performance and Professional Practices

12 months
14440 GBP/year
10590 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Dance - Performance and Professional Practices programme of the University of Salford is professionally focused course, co-designed and co-delivered with our industry partner, Joss Arnott Dance (JAD).


The Dance - Performance and Professional Practices programme of the University of Salford addresses the wider needs of the dance professional and includes modules that focus on producing, teaching workshop design and delivery, and practice as research. You’ll also expand on your skills by undertaking Emergence company roles throughout the year in marketing, social media design, production, and rehearsal directing. As part of the tour, you’ll be involved in both production and workshop delivery, giving you a real-world experience of working in the industry.


If you study a Master’s in dance performance, you’ll be well-positioned to forge a career as a freelance dance artist, a performer within an established dance company, a dance animateur, a creative educator, or an arts administrator.

Studying on this course will equip you with a wide range of transferrable skills that can be used in a variety of roles and industries. You’ll be able to generate, develop and present your ideas to a professional standard, as well as have strong research and evaluation skills, all of which are highly valued by employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance Repertory Development
  • Approaches To Dance Pedagogy
  • Personal And Ensemble Development
  • Teaching Strategy And Design In Dance 
  • Producing For Small/Mid-Scale Touring
  • Dance Performance Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You should submit your application at least one month before your course starts.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To join this MA you should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above.
  • The application process will also involve a series of two practical auditions and a personal statement (approximately 400 words). Students will be asked to write about the ways that this specific MA programme will help them advance from their current work within dance towards specific career aspirations.
  • International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14440 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10590 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10590 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Salford

500 - 800 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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Dance - Performance and Professional Practices
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