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MFA Choreography

University of Roehampton

As an emerging or experienced choreographer, this MFA course will help you refine your artistic practice by advancing your creative, technical and performance skills. The programme includes technique classes, choreography workshops, laboratory sessions, dialogue, writing and reflection. You will be encouraged to experiment and take risks in a series of self-directed choreographic projects that help you develop a portfolio of work.

You will be supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff in our modern studios and well-equipped performance theatre. Study with highly experienced in-house and visiting artists and tutors alongside a creative community of peers.

In year one, you will take the compulsory taught module, Ways of Knowing, shared with two compulsory programme specific modules (Choreography and Dance Practice) which are both year-long. In Ways of Knowing, you will be introduced to research methods, including ethnography, dance analysis and practice-as-research. Choreography uses a collaborative and constructive laboratory environment to enable you to interrogate your existing choreographic practice. Dance Practice provides a framework for you to explore movement potential using a variety of approaches and techniques.

In year two, there is flexibility to choose between modules to suit your interests alongside your core module called Choreographic Thesis. In this module, you will have an independent choreographic vision using original research which is underpinned by tutorials, peer review and open rehearsals.

The School is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression as theatre performance and beyond. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the Centre supports a compelling research culture.

We also have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. In easy reach of London’s vibrant dance scene, the campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students.

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Modules

  • Dance Practice
  • Choreography
  • Project
  • The Performance of Heritage: Dance in Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites
  • Classicism and Power
  • Mediated Choreography
  • People Moving, People Dancing
  • Dance, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Practice-as-Research
  • People Moving, People Dancing
  • Theories of Corporealities
  • Philosophy and Performance Practice
  • Applied Lighting Design & Production for Dance
  • Teaching Dance Practice
  • Project
  • Music and Dance
  • The Performance of Heritage: Dance in Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites
  • Classicism and Power
  • Mediated Choreography
  • People Moving, People Dancing
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    2 years

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time