Taught course

Dance and Embodied Practice

Institution
University of Roehampton · Department of Dance
Qualifications
MFA

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Entry requirements

Applicants are required to provide a link to a short film (10 minutes maximum) of them dancing. This can be in a studio or theatre setting as long as the applicant is clearly identified in the film. The work should be accompanied by a short written statement which reveals the applicant's interest in developing their dance practice, teaching or leadership.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop your dance practice, teaching and leadership skills over two years with vibrant and supportive teachers.

As a dancer with an interest in expanding your skills, this practice-based programme will help you to investigate the potential of your studio practice and training in order to apply your dance practice as a creative and improvisational tool and as a practice-research which has the potential to influence culture and society.

The programme includes technique classes, choreography workshops, collaborative working, writing and reflection. You will be encouraged to develop and test new ideas and skills in dance ‘laboratory’ situations in order to research and practise notions of dance facilitation, dance teaching, dance leadership, dance intervention and dance-making in a variety of contexts. This unique practice-based programme promotes understanding of the notions of wellbeing and safe, healthy dance practice, and relates directly to social, political and cultural issues around embodiment, community and the environment.

This programme investigates the application of dance practice and knowledge in a wide and ambitious range of artistic, educational and community contexts, and, less conventionally, in galleries, museums and outdoor sites. You will be supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff in our modern studios and have the opportunity to gain experience with in-house and visiting artists and tutors alongside a diverse community of peers.

The Department is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research where, together with inquiry into dance as cultural and artistic expression, students are encouraged to investigate a broad range of dance and somatic practices as they are deployed in performative and choreographic situations and experienced though the lived body. These artistic activities are positioned as both critical, scholarly enquiry and creative, imaginative assembly, both of which are essential tools for the development of original and independent approaches to teaching and facilitating dance.

We are within easy reach of London's lively dance culture and our campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students. We have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations which enable us to provide stimulating workplace-learning opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgraduate@roehampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8392 3232