Taught course


Bath Spa University · School of Music and the Performing Arts

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Entry requirements

We are looking for dancers with a passion for creating new work. You’ll need a dance-based first degree (2:2 or above) or a relevant professional qualification/experience equivalent. For more information please contact our admissions team or telephone 01225 876180.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Explore and create choreography for live performance and film.
  • Develop skills as a dance maker with other students from around the world.
  • Collaborate with other artists, and learn skills needed to succeed as a professional.

This MA programme focuses on you as both artist and entrepreneur, with a specialist emphasis on site, collaboration, and screen-based practice. You’ll mature as a "maker of work" while gaining an understanding of, and an ability to respond to, trends and opportunities in the workplace.

We offer a range of creative opportunities to enhance your dance studies, including access to the University’s careers specialists. Alongside guidance from your tutors, the dance programme has support from a number of high profile Associate Artists and Industry Specialists who’ll enhance your study experience


Having a postgraduate qualification opens up a range of options in the world of dance related work. You’ll be positioned to become a choreographer, performer, teacher, screendance maker, or a combination of these things. We’ll support you to develop versatility and how to market and present your work in a professional manner to help you graduate with the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in a challenging but inspirational workplace.

Information for international students

For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Chris Lewis-Smith
+44 (0)1225 876180