Taught course (will run subject to approval)

MA Screendance

London Contemporary Dance School

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Entry requirements

We are interested in prospective students with creative ideas, as well as a desire to make, watch and think about Screendance.

Therefore the course will be open to candidates coming from diverse backgrounds. Technical filmmaking skills are a desired but not essential criterion for admission into the programme.

The entry requirements are an undergraduate degree in Dance, Film, Arts, Media, Fine Arts, Performance, or similar. Equivalent professional experience is acceptable in lieu of a first degree and we welcome applications from imaginative artists, whether or not you hold formal academic qualifications. If you aim to graduate with a Master of Arts qualification must demonstrate confident writing skills in English.

Each student will be selected based on their personal statement, showreel (a selection of short films) and interview (which could be done via Skype).

Months of entry


Course content

Study the art and theory of Screendance on this pioneering course.

Only at The Place’s MA Screendance would I get the opportunity to learn from practitioners whose work I already admired, and within a building full of creatives who share my fascination in dance and movement. I was given space to explore singular ideas and aspects of filmmaking and screendance - delving deep into them, and all the while exploring how the use of them interacted with my own ideas and practice - or more accurately - what I wanted my practice to become. – Jo Cork, MA Screendance graduate 2020

A 15 month MA course that runs from Sep - Dec

This MA course examines movement on screen: the possibilities of combining moving image and expanded choreography.

As a practice-led course, it embraces the hybrid nature of dance filmmaking and subjects it to critical investigation. It will test and challenge your individual practice, bringing it into a contemporary critical context. It will fuel your filmmaking and ask you to consider how your work interacts with audiences, other arts sectors, and wider society.

On this course you will contribute to the development of the field of screendance through practice and research and critically assess what it means to create image-based art today.

Currently the only Masters in the world that specialises in dance film, the course attracts artists from all corners of the world, and its graduates lead and shape this flourishing art form.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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