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MA Professional and Commercial Dance

University of Bolton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Shockout Arts

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA Professional and Commercial Dance gives students the edge to succeed as an artist in the demanding and ever-changing dance sector. This innovative and challenging MA programme offers you the opportunity to advance and refine your technical, creative and performance practices through the formation of a pioneering, exciting professional and commercial dance graduate company.

Course Details

The 1-year MA Professional and Commercial Dance has been created and delivered by Shockout Arts. Shockout Arts track record for developing current and industry-focused dance programmes has seen them gain national and international recognition, equipping students and individuals for a dynamic and fast-moving sector.

This innovative and challenging MA allows you to refine your technical, creative and performance practices through a range of projects, performance opportunities and traditional taught modules, designed to nurture and advance the creative practice of dancers and practitioners at all stages of their careers. The programme will also equip students with wider skills surrounding entrepreneurship and creative planning to enable students to sustain career longevity within the dance industry.

This exciting programme allows you to create and form a pioneering, original professional and commercial dance graduate company. Based at Shockout Arts, studying and training in purpose-built, high-specification dance and performing arts studios. The programme will be delivered by a combination of Shockout Arts professionals alongside industry specialists from various fields within the sector to ensure outstanding quality teaching driven by and reflecting industry standards and expectations.

Career opportunities

This MA aims to provide an industry-relevant specialised education that will refine and nurture your skills, knowledge and expertise in a range of professional and commercial dance genres to a professional level alongside refining and developing wider employability skills to ensure career longevity.

Being able to provide our students with the best possible progression route is highly important to us. As a result of their hard work, our past and present students have performed with some of the biggest names in the dance and performing arts industry.

Credits include: Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson, Alexander Burke, Tinie Tempah, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, Ludacris, Mabel, Hrvy, Steff London, Jax Jones, Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole, Pixie Lott, French Montanna, Demi Lovato, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Zayn Malik, Will.I.Am, Jess Glyne, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Leshur, Flo Rida, Bebe Rexha, Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, Spice Girls Tour, Rai Elle, Stormzy, MTV VMA’s and EMA’s, BRIT Awards, The MOBO’s, X Factor, The Voice, Jingle Bell Ball, V Festival, Wireless, Parklife, Lovebox.

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University information

University of Bolton

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  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    88th out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    110 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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