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MA/MFA Dance Leadership and Community Practice

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    Laban Theatre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


This unique vocational programme (pending revalidation) is for anyone wanting to work as a dance practitioner in community and participatory settings. It supports your development as a dance leader and facilitator with practical knowledge and skills and an understanding of dance as a socially relevant, creative, applied, and inclusive practice. Opportunities to assist professionals in the field and learn from experienced tutors and professional community artists, supports your development and understanding as a practitioner. Study accumulates in a self-selected area of research into practice where you can develop individual areas of interest and experience, leading to a MA or MFA qualification.

The programme has four key strands:

  • Dance leadership and teaching – develop knowledge and skills for working with different kinds of groups. Learn from some of the UK’s leading community dance practitioners and work with Trinity Laban’s renowned Learning and Participation programme.
  • Understanding community dance –explore the values and principles of community dance, how it happens, and its impact on individuals and communities. Learn about planning and delivering projects, and the networks and agencies that support community dance provision.
  • Artistic development – progress your dance skills and artistic practice in a world-class conservatoire with first-class teachers and facilities.
  • Professional practice – encounters with practising artists and their work, supported by our partnerships with some of the UK’s leading professional organisations, facilitates your understanding of how the profession operates, as well as providing valuable contacts and work experience.

Learning and Teaching

Learning will take place in a variety of different contexts including taught sessions, workshops, seminars, tutorials, and individual study and research. Some modules encourage reflection and peer review through sharing of practice. Teaching embraces different learning styles, allowing for a flexibility of response to your needs and abilities. The introduction of visiting lecturers and artists allows you to encounter a variety of views and approaches from current fields of practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,480per year

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

University information

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

  • Campus address

    Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9JF, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 70%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%



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