MASTERS IN Choreography

Master in Creative Performance Practice (Choreography)

Offering aspiring dance artists and choreographers space, time and focus to develop and deepen their creative practice and expertise in a stimulating, multi-disciplinary environment.

Master Name

Master of Arts in Creative Performance Practice (Choreography)

Duration

1 academic year

Validated by

Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Start Date

18 September 2023

Language

English

Programme Leader

Armando Rotondi

The course is designed for both young dance makers and experienced practitioners, for individual author-choreographers as well as performers who want to expand their creation skills. You will work in collaborative contexts and a communal learning environment, staging projects in both traditional and immersive environments.
 
Our programme provides you with scope to explore new perspectives and engage with current thinking, concepts and propositions in the contemporary field. We help you to more clearly define and articulate your creative vision and practice, to help build a sustainable career.
 

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Structure of the master

Our Master in Choreography is part of one of the three specialised pathways that forms part of the Master in Creative Performance Practice. The others include Acting and Musical Theatre. The masters is made up of 120 core credits which are the shared modules. The specialism musical theatre credits are an additional 60 credits and are made up of Creative Lab and Specialists Skills modules.

Shared Modules

Creative performance practice 

Research skills

Performance theory

Arts entrepreneurship

Final project

CHOREOGRAPHY

Choreography Lab 1 and Bodywork

Choreography Lab 2 and Bodywork

Choreography Modules

Choreography Lab 1

The module builds on the students’ prior experience and understanding of dance developed in their professional practice / prior study and asks them to explore their own methodology and practice as dance creators.

The syllabus will support the student in their development by exposing them to a range of methodologies and creative practices some of which will be introduced by visiting practitioners.

Bodywork classes will be delivered within the module to support the students in maintaining their individual levels of technique and to expand their range of physical and creative practice. The content of the classes will vary from year to year to best suit the experience and needs of the current cohort, and will draw from classical techniques, such as ballet tailored for the contemporary dancer, and contemporary techniques, such as Release based training, Gaga, Flying Low technique, or Urban Dance influences. Improvisation and movement research will also play a vital role. This element is not assessed.

The focus of the module is on helping the student to question their own assumptions and practices as artists; and to enhance their understanding of choreography as being a continuous process of creation which brings together in practice ideas, intentions, movement, and production values. Working as a group the students will be encouraged to have open dialogue and exchange ideas, experiences, and aspirations.

Choreography Lab 2

The module is structured to provide opportunities for the student in conceiving, developing, and presenting a body of choreographic work. Students will be supported in exploring a range of contexts and stimuli from which to develop their work. As the module develops the students will be asked to reflect on their own creative vision and develop work which responds to specific and refined contexts, concepts, and techniques.
 
Bodywork classes will be delivered within the module to support the students in maintaining their individual levels of technique and to expand their range of physical and creative practice. The content of the classes will vary from year to year to best suit the experience and needs of the current cohort, and will draw from classical techniques, such as ballet tailored for the contemporary dancer, and contemporary techniques, such as Release based training, Gaga, Flying Low technique, or Urban Dance influences. Improvisation and movement research will also play a vital role. This element is not assessed.

How To Apply

AUDITION PROCESS

The first step would be to submit an application

Note: You don’t need your videos until after you have submitted your application form.

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Video Submission

Part 1: Depends on specialisation:

  • Acting: One monologue + optional monologue in your own language
  • Musical Theatre: One monologue + one song + 60-second jazz dance piece
  • Choreography: Video of your technical and creative skills as a dancer and choreographer

Part 2: Creative response to stimuli:

A creative response about 2 minutes to one of the stimuli listed in the audition guide.

One-to-One Interview

Online interview and discussion with yourself and members of the MA teaching team.

Your Interview

After you have submitted your application and video audition, we will arrange your online interview at a mutually convenient time. 

Entry criteria

Successful audition, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent and, a BA (Hons) at 2.2 or above or an equivalent academic award, or, a long-term sustained professional career as a performer or creative practitioner. 

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Fees and Funding

European & UK Students

€10,900 tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

International Students

€15,400 tuition fee

With an additional €500 registration fee and €80 health clinic membership.

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