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MFA Dance and Embodied Practice

University of Roehampton

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  • Qualification

    MFA - Master of Fine Art

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview:

As a dancer with an interest in expanding your skills, this practice-based programme will help you to investigate the potential of your studio practice and training to apply your dance practice as a creative and improvisational tool and as a practice-research which has the potential to influence culture and society.

The programme includes technique classes, choreography workshops, collaborative working, writing and reflection. You will be encouraged to develop and test new ideas and skills in dance laboratory situations to research and practise notions of dance facilitation, dance teaching, dance leadership, dance intervention and dance-making in a variety of contexts. This unique practice-based programme promotes understanding of the notions of wellbeing and safe, healthy dance practice, and relates directly to social, political, and cultural issues around embodiment, community, and the environment.

This programme investigates the application of dance practice and knowledge in a wide and ambitious range of artistic, educational and community contexts, and, less conventionally, in galleries, museums and outdoor sites. You will be supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff in our modern studios and can gain experience with in-house and visiting artists and tutors alongside a diverse community of peers.

The school is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research where, together with inquiry into dance as cultural and artistic expression, students are encouraged to investigate a broad range of dance and somatic practices as they are deployed in performative and choreographic situations and experienced though the lived body. These artistic activities are positioned as both critical, scholarly enquiry and creative, imaginative assembly, both of which are essential tools for the development of original and independent approaches to teaching and facilitating dance.

We are within easy reach of London's lively dance culture and our campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students. We have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations which enable us to provide stimulating workplace-learning opportunities.

Career Options

The programme is specifically designed to appeal to students seeking a portfolio career which involves performing, teaching, choreographing, community dance practice and curational practice. Students who have a desire to apply their knowledge of Dance to improving communication, manifesting social change, and advocating for the broad range of benefits of participating in Dance will be able to develop their ideas and projects as part of this programme.

Application deadline

28 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,750per year

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 Roehampton

  • University League Table

    78th

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

The University of Roehampton offers the best of both worlds: an inspiring campus experience set in the heart of south-west London.
A wide range of accommodation options, all located on campus. A place is guaranteed, providing students have accepted an offer and apply by the deadline.
Excellent resources include an award-winning library, modern teaching facilities, and health and wellbeing support services.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 102 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    121 65%

    69th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61.0 61%

    16th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    69th

    17

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