Taught course

Dance: Choreography and Professional Practices

University of Salford · School of Arts and Media

Entry requirements

To join this MA you should have a second class honours degree, 2:2 or above.

The application process will also involve a practical audition and record of a piece of choreography (live or pre-recorded). In a personal statement (approximately 4000 characters), students will be asked to write about the ways that this specific MA programme will help them advance from their current work within dance towards specific career aspirations. Both Skype and digitally transferred materials can be considered in support of the application’s practical elements.

Months of entry


Course content

Immerse yourself in your choreographic practice and realise the next steps in your career as a professional choreographer by studying a master’s in dance choreography at Salford University.

Over three semesters, you'll explore the art and craft of dance choreography, as well as gain an understanding of what will be expected of you as a professional choreographer. You’ll learn how to work in a professional setting, putting together performances as a dance maker and collaborator.

You’ll focus on choreography from both an artistic and entrepreneurial perspective, exploring the creative practices involved in dance making, as well as what it’s like to work in the industry. You’ll learn how to collaborate creatively and have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement and final practice as a research project.

This master’s in choreography is designed to work with the rhythm of the professional field of dance, allowing you to continue to work on professional projects alongside your studies. For established choreographers, the part-time option enables you to develop a new professional project as part of your modules, allowing you to develop your professional practice alongside your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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