Taught course

Dance Politics and Sociology

Institution
University of Roehampton · Department of Dance
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Applicants with a 2:2 or better at undergraduate level will be accepted. Some professional experience is preferred.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In this new programme, you will explore the relationships between dance and society.

Engaging in rich discussions with an international dance community, you will examine dance, dancers and dancing through sociological and political lenses. You will be introduced to a range of concerns about dance, dancing and performance: from the body in society, to issues of representation, and relations of power.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts in the field of dance in our supportive teaching community and with students from all over the world. Our holistic teaching approach will help you gain a strong foundation in understanding of the political and sociological implications for how dance functions in society. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of dance and the dancer as a social and political construct. This programme also provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon your experiences and develop creative ideas to gain a critical perspective in practice and theory.

In this programme, you will take a compulsory research methods module, the programme core module of Politics, Sociology and Dance, and your Dissertation module, which allows you to delve deeply into a research project that reflects your interests and experience in dance. Flexibility is built into the programme, so you can also choose optional modules which align with your interests.

The School is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression in theatre performances and beyond. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the centre supports a compelling research culture.

We also have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. In easy reach of London's vibrant dance scene, the campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Email
Info@roehampton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 8392 3000