MASTERS IN Choreography
Master in Creative Performance Practice (Choreography)
This master specialism has been postponed for the future
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.
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.
Creative performance practice
Choreography Lab 1 and Bodywork
Choreography Lab 2 and Bodywork
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.