Taught course

Dance Performance

University of Limerick · Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

A primary degree with first or second class honours or an equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). An equivalent capability based on prior professional experience.

An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Dance Performance is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme. It is unique in that it facilitates two independent streams of dance, Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance. Although independent, interactivity between these two dance genres is facilitated in the form of shared workshops, seminars and electives. The programme offers advanced tuition in both forms of dance and is designed to cater for the creative and artistic needs of contemporary and Irish traditional dancers. Objectives The programme provides a learning environment for advanced performance in either Irish Traditional Dance and or Contemporary Dance; it explores aspects of repertoire and style within each of the two performance genres and it facilitates interactivity through the elective system with other related areas of study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60

Course contact details

Dr Jenny Roche
+353 (0)61 213464