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Contemporary Dance Postgraduate Diploma

University of Chichester

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Bishop Otter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    11 months

Course summary

The Postgraduate Diploma aims to provide students with full-time, intensive training as part of the ‘mapdance’ company. This route is suitable for students who wish to commit to developing their professional skills through the creation and touring of repertory works. Map dance is the University of Chichester’s touring performance company and offers dance artists, the chance to undertake a master’s degree or Diploma level in the UK’s leading Practice as Research department. It is an intensive year of training and provides performance opportunities to a variety of theatres, arts centres and educational settings. The programme enables students to develop their dance practice as a performer.

Teaching and Assessment

The Dance department is a leading provider of excellence in dance education and draws on the expertise of the teaching team. The team is made up of international professional dancers, choreographers, researchers, writers and directors. Each member of the team is renowned for his or her theoretical and practical expertise. You’ll work with, and learn from, a wealth of professional specialist tutors whose backgrounds stem from highly respected performance companies.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including Individual and group seminar presentations, essays, performance and exhibitions, devising for various teaching situations and compositional devising. You will be encouraged to monitor your own progress, giving you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers during your course.

Where this can take you

Recent Dance graduates have achieved a wide range of successes since moving into areas of performance, teaching, administration, postgraduate study and research.

The Postgraduate Diploma will equip you for a range of careers in choreography, performing arts, dance development, arts administration, performance, teaching or dance research. You can also continue to further study at masters level.

Dancers from mapdance have gone on to work with many companies as performers or arts managers, including Lila Dance (Choreographers and Arts Council-funded touring company) Udifydance, Balletboyz, English National Ballet, South East Dance, Rambert Dance Company to name a few.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,950overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Chichester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE, England

A dedicated full-time International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) supports students throughout their study at the University of Chichester.
A pre-master’s programme is available for those who need additional language or academic skills support before starting master's-level study.
Individual language-focused tutorial support available to all students for whom English is not a first or main working language.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 102 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    123 64%

    58th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49 49%

    78th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    64th

    48

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