Advanced Dance Performance MA

University of Sunderland

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    9 (Drama, Dance & Cinematics)
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    Master of Arts

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Course Summary

This brand new MA is offered by North East dance organisation Dance City in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The course is delivered by Dance City, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and validated by the University of Sunderland.

The course is a practice-based qualification which offers new and recent dance graduates the opportunity to develop their dance practice and technique, learn and develop choreography and perform their work.

Dance Technique:
Advanced technical training in ballet and contemporary styles
Complementary techniques – pilates, fitness training, strength and conditioning

Dance Performance:
Rigorous and detailed study of selected repertoire works
Development and performance of 3 x newly commissioned works
Touring of created works

Professional Contexts:
Development and realisation of a choreographed work, delivery of teaching sessions or a cross-arts project (film, installation etc). MA participants will be part of a touring company creating exciting new work, led by nationally acclaimed choreographers. Daily technique classes as well as regular workshops will ensure the company is well prepared to perform extensively across the UK.

The course will be based at Dance City’s flagship venue in Newcastle and brand new studios at The Fire Station in Sunderland. Dance City are at the interface of the professional and education sector and have extensive skills in working with and in the professional sector and within the student marketplace, hosting hundreds of students each year.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,500 per year

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About this University

The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at four campuses, in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. Key strengths are sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries, reflected in its world-leading research, global partnerships, and knowledge transfer partnerships.

The university recently opened a new School of Medicine, with the first students starting their MBChB Medicine course in September 2019. Learn more about the university through a series of informative webcasts which you can find on the website – watch from anywhere in the world and chat one-to-one with university staff.


Dance City

Temple Street

Newcastle Upon Tyne