Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Dance: Participation, Communities, Activism

London Contemporary Dance School

Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

• BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications

• Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration

• Personal statement, outlining how you intend to use the course to expand your current practice

• Video submission

If you don't meet the above requirements, you might still be considered with additional strengths or alternative evidence such as:

• Related academic or professional experience in in dance, film, arts, media, fine arts, performance, or similar field

• The quality of the personal statement and video submission

• A strong academic or other professional reference

• A combination of these factors

English language requirements

IELTS level 6.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Student Visas

One of the unique things for us about this course is that overseas students can study without requiring a visa (as long as you are not resident in the UK in the times in between the two-week intensives). Check the distance learning section here.

Months of entry


Course content

This MA is for emerging, mid or late career artists with a participatory or community dance practice alongside artists who work with body-based arts activism.

This Masters has two, 2-week residencies per year based at The Place. The rest of the course will be delivered online through tutor-led seminars, lectures, discussions, creative collaborations and exchanges. The course can be completed in one year full-time, or two and a half years part-time and begins in September 2023.

The MA places thoughtful ethics at the heart of socially engaged creative processes. This course focuses on artistic co-creation, engaging critically with power dynamics in participatory work and positioning projects in a dialogue with their socio-political context. The course offers you one to one mentoring to support your individual explorations. You will apply your learning within the communities in which you practise, wherever you are in the world, while exchanging with an international network of peers and teachers.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    27 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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