MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)

MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)

Pending approval.

Dance City will be offering the MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance) from January 2019. Updates will be placed here so please check here regularly for further information and application details.

Course Information

This unique postgraduate programme is designed for dance artists and practitioners who aspire to be at the cutting-edge of dance practice.

The programme is designed for those who want to further enhance and develop their skills and knowledge in the field of dance. It will help to develop your skills as a versatile practitioner able to work at the highest level in a constantly evolving industry. You will be taught by leading arts practitioners and educators.

The MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance) is practice-based and industry focused and offers the opportunity to use your own work and connect it with your studies. This means your work may focus around a project you’re already working on.

Within this course the creative process is equally as important as the content. It will teach you how to be an effective, reflective, and advanced practitioner capable of highly original thinking within your professional practice.

Why Choose the MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)?

  • Increase your earning and employability potential.
  • Learn from leading sector professionals.
  • Fit study around your professional working life.
  • Access state of the art facilities at Dance City.
  • Structure your own independent study, supported by e-learning.

Who is it for?

The programme is designed for dance artists and practitioners. You will have a good undergraduate degree in a dance or performing arts discipline, relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.

What will you study?

The MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance) comprises a series of intensive workshop-based learning experiences designed to meet the needs of the professional practitioner. These are followed by a period of enquiry based learning which focuses on work based study designed to enable you to apply the knowledge, skills and understandings gained in your own professional practice.

The course culminates in you undertaking a significant individual practice based research project where you will be able to contextualise and reflect upon your learning through advanced independent study, with the opportunity to use your own practice as a major element in the project.

Throughout the programme you develop the advanced skills, understanding and knowledge that are required to work as a dance practitioner at the highest level.

How will you learn?

It is vital at postgraduate level that you take an active role in structuring your own learning, and engage with the relevant methods and underpinning theories of your discipline. Programme learning and teaching methods and Programme delivery patterns are designed to align with industry practice and will consist of significant input from leading dance professional practitioners and educators.

Practical workshops and classes, key note presentations, seminars and discussions will be supported by peer-to-peer learning and feedback (both face to face and online), live industry project briefs, action research projects and individual tutorials (both face to face and on line).

Lectures and seminars will take place at Dance City in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne where you will find excellent facilities in the dance studios and a state of the art theatre space.

Independent study is supported by e-learning, individual tutorials and the excellent facilities at Dance City.

How you are assessed?

The assessment methods are primarily ‘in-course’ assessments, where you will submit work on a module by module basis, rather than sitting an exam at the end of the course. As an industry focused programme, the work you submit will be based upon your own professional practice and will take the form of performances, workshops, practical assessments, a reflective portfolio, critically reflective written assignments and presentations.

The four taught modules will be followed by and culminate in a 60 credit Advanced Individual Research Project which will typically focus on aspects of your own professional practice or dance enterprise.

What career opportunities may this lead to?

You will develop advanced skills and an understanding about working at an advanced level as a professional dance artist or practitioner in a range of contexts such as health, education and community engagement. You will leave this course with the knowledge required to work at the highest level in the dance sector.

What are the Entry Requirements?

Applicants will normally have a good undergraduate degree in a dance or performing arts discipline, relevant experience or equivalent qualifications.

How do you apply?

To apply for this course please send an expression of interest of why you think the course would benefit you and your career, including a personal statement (maximum 500 words) and a CV to: HE.enquiries@dancecity.co.uk

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Interview Date:

TBC

Induction Days:

TBC

Modules

Module 1 – Creative Dance Practice

Module 2 – Advance Facilitation

Module 3 – Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance

Module 4 – Dance in Context 

Advanced Research Project

Assessment Days – TBC

How to apply

To apply for this course please send an expression of interest of why you think the course would benefit you and your career, including a personal statement (maximum 500 words) and a CV to: HE.enquiries@dancecity.co.uk

 

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