Taught course

Contemporary Dance: Performance (EDge)

Institution
London Contemporary Dance School · London Contemporary Dance School
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Students with Tier 4 Student Visas must study full-time and complete their programmes within 16 months. Candidates whose first language is not English need to submit results from a recognised testing service. The minimum score required is IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Performance (as part of our touring company EDge

Months of entry

September

Course content

Students specialising in Performance are almost always full-time students and work for the whole year in a company setting (36 weeks). The postgraduate performance company EDge, is based at London Contemporary Dance School, prior to its tour which extends over four months April - July.

The Programme

The programme offers creative investigations under the direction of four professional choreographers from a range of backgrounds. The company creates a repertoire of work which it tours nationally and internationally. Recent tours have included Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Israel, France, Switzerland and Portugal; typically EDge dancers give between 20 and 25 performances each year.

EDge students develop their skills as dance artists in an intensely creative environment: the course is designed for students who wish to deepen and extend their artistic abilities through rigorous, investigative enquiry and creative playfulness.

Encompassing a diverse and textured programme of works that spill across a variety of artistic disciplines, EDge's annual tour involves a wide range of venues and performance possibilities. EDge dancers also engage in collaborative exchanges with similar institutions both here and abroad and have the additional opportunity to engage in educational teaching and the development of creative workshops.

The constant engagement and active dialogue with a wealth of high calibre professional artists aids and supports students' transition into the professional world.

Modules and credits

  • Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
    Performance module, full immersion in company work (100 credits)
    Practice-led module, chosen from the range available (20 credits)
  • MA (180 credits)
    Performance module, full immersion in company work (100 credits)
    Research lab, research and academic essay (20 credits)
    Dissertation, wholly written (60 credits)

    OR

    Dissertation (30) and Practice-based module (30) (60 credits)

Note: All postgraduate students who choose to progress to the MA award must pass the compulsory Research Lab Module (20 credits) prior to beginning the MA Dissertation.

London Contemporary Dance School is a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and its degrees are validated by the University of Kent.

Further information

Information for international students

Students with Tier 4 Student Visas must study full-time and complete their programmes within 16 months. Candidates whose first language is not English need to submit results from a recognised testing service. The minimum score required is IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Postgraduate students may apply for a Fund for Excellence bursary, awarded to students on the bases of need, and the efforts they have taken to mitigate that need.

London Contemporary Dance School also offers advise on independent sources of funding, such as a career/professional development loan, grants for individuals and educational grants services.

Further information regarding funding is available on lcds.ac.uk

London Contemporary Dance School is a founding affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and its degrees are validated by the University of Kent.

Useful Contact

London Contemporary Dance School Financial Aid Officer: Mark Tyler, email studentsupport@theplace.org.uk or +44 207 121 1133

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Creative work100
Dissertation60
Research Lab20

Course contact details

Name
Florent Trioux
Email
lcds@theplace.org.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7121 1111
Fax
+44 (0)20 7121 1145