Taught course


London Contemporary Dance School

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 people 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

Develop your practice in dance filmmaking.

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 trailblazing MA invites you to develop and refine your screen-based practice.

Screendance encompasses a wide range of practices and we embrace its multidisciplinary nature and subject it to critical investigation.

The course is practice-led; it will evolve your skills and perspectives. We will challenge you to think about your work in a contemporary critical context. What drives your work? How does your work interact with audiences, other arts sectors, and wider society? A wide range of guest artists will expand your practice and inquiry.

London Contemporary Dance School promotes learner-centred teaching. Seminars and personal tutorials build upon your ideas, interests, skills and artistic practice. We foster a vibrant community of learning among our students and faculty.

We attract artists from around the world, from film, dance, theatre, visual arts, and design. Our 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
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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