Taught course

Expanded Dance Practice

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

• Portfolio of work APEL - Accreditation of Prior (Experiential)

Learning Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements will still be considered. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence.

This might, for example, be demonstrated by:

• Related academic or dance performance experience

• The quality of the personal statement

• 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 If you are an overseas student who requires a Student Visa you must study full-time and complete the course within 12 months. Part-time study is not possible.

Months of entry


Course content

Re-frame and challenge your practice

A 12-month MA course running from Jan to Dec.

“I think it is really interesting as an artist to take the time to understand who you are and what you would like to do and the School really gave that space…I would encourage someone to apply as it gave me confidence in my creative process and it offered a safe space where you can explore. If you have ideas, you want to explore and expand then just go for it because it is a place for that!” – Lucie Palazot, MA graduate 2019

This new course supports artists at different stages of their career who are forging their own paths as dancers, makers, teachers, and facilitators, helping graduates to transition into, or continue working confidently within, the independent dance sector.

This course is expansive and interrogates the conventions of cultural, aesthetic, or historical assumptions about contemporary dance. You will explore how dance practices are experienced and how they can be situated within wider social, political and artistic contexts. Within this practice-led, and student-centered course, you will develop a range of professional skills that enable the production of a portfolio of work, whilst accessing support to re-frame and challenge your practice.

You are encouraged to:

· Critically reflect on your own practice, acknowledging your own personal narratives and histories.

· Be autonomous and self-motivated in your own learning.

· Come with an open mind, be curious and be willing to take risks!

It will give you the opportunity to:

· Engage in a range of embodied, collaborative, and reflective practices, choreographic approaches, political debate and creative experimentation.

· Build the necessary skills to be able to initiate and realise creative projects independently.

Information for international students

How to apply for a student visa

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details