Applicants should normally have a good first (undergraduate) degree or have five years' professional experience. However, if you do not have formal qualifications, you will need to refer to our policy on admissions using AP(E)L.
Months of entry
In association with Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance, the MA Creative Practice (Dance Professional Practice Pathway) allows the experienced, creative individual to develop and promote their voice in a supportive environment and tailor their experience towards their interests and career intentions.
The programme provides a rigorous and investigative learning and research opportunity to support professional dance artists in the further development of their artistic practice within an expert environment of intellectual and creative inquiry.
Study supports mid-career artists to reflect upon their body of professional experience and its role in their ongoing learning, to engage in intensive studio-based learning experiences with significant artists and a skilled peer group, to deepen their own practice as performers/makers, develop their understanding of a range of research methodologies within the arts, and to pursue their own area of artistic interest through substantial independent research.
The programme advocates a broad definition of dance in dialogue with a wider artistic and cultural context, and embraces a diversity of forms and contexts as emerging by thinking about dance and its practice. It promotes a fluid and productive exchange between theoretical ideas and artistic practice, seeing new ideas and knowledge as emerging through practice and enabling theoretical ideas within and beyond dance to be investigated through movement practice. These aims are reinforced by the programme's association with the practice, activity and resource of both Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance.
Information for international students
Students from 40 countries currently study at Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing the global dance community. Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability. Further details are available at http://www.laban.org/dance_programmes/__student_info/international_students.phtml
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 20 8691 8600
- +44 (0) 20 8691 8400