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London Contemporary Dance School · 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.

This trailblazing MA programme subjects dance filmmaking to critical investigation while exploring the intersections between choreography and moving image. It will test and challenge your individual practice, bringing it into a contemporary critical context, encourage you to foster your professional connections in the industry and develop your understanding of programming and curation.

As the only Masters in the world that currently specialises in Screendance, the programme is open to applicants from all corners of the world and will, as such, present you with the opportunity to lead and shape this flourishing art form.

London Contemporary Dance School places a strong emphasis on creating a community of learning and on learner-centered teaching, particularly in seminars and personal tutorials based on your ideas, interests, skills and artistic practice.

Screendance has wealth of history in the UK and, as a London Contemporary Dance School student, you will be part of the creative powerhouse for dance development, The Place.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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