MFA Choreography at Trinity Laban - UCAS

Trinity Laban

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires

MFA Choreography (Taught)

Course summary

The MA and MFA Choreography offer a stimulating environment in which to explore and develop your choreographic practice and expertise. Whether you’re in the early stages of your career or an experienced dance artist, these programmes present opportunities to engage with contemporary ideas, concepts and propositions within the choreographic field. The MFA Choreography is a two-year full-time programme. It shares the first year taught programme with the MA. An extended independent project forms the second year, providing time for in-depth research. The taught programme of the MA (first year of the MFA) encourages you to explore your current practice and develop as develop as an innovative, independent choreographer.

  • You will encounter interdisciplinary perspectives and collaborative practices, creating work across a range of settings and media.
  • You will be challenged to experiment, take risks and continuously create: developing your individual artistic voice.
  • You will engage in critical dialogue with your work from a variety of perspectives.
  • Two of the modules offered in the taught component provide opportunities for collaborative exchanges with other artistic practices.
  • An independent project, will allow you build on the ideas encountered in the programme and undertake self-directed research, experimentation and reflection.
The MFA Extended Project is a self-directed module during which you consolidate your independent choreographic perspectives and practice.
  • You will create and present a substantial body of work that evidences your capacity to research and realise your ideas as a coherent choreographic project.

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Dance

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2023 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2024 courses.

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from across the world and accept a wide range of international qualifications. For more information please see

Entry requirements

You will normally have prior choreographic experience and/or have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in an appropriate or related subject, or hold an overseas award of equivalent standard (eg USA degree GPA of 3.00).

Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
OnlineNo fee charged

Additional information

Admission to this programme is through the assessment of a online portfolio. You should upload or provide an online link to choreographed work that you have created. It should be between 12 -15 minutes in length, and include: an excerpt of a solo; an excerpt of a group work; and an excerpt of a rehearsal, workshop or class in which you are an active participant. You should also include: a comment on the material presented, and on the process for its creation/devising/realization; and a comment on some of the artistic problems you encountered, and how you went about solving them. Additional requirements for MFA Applicants should upload a proposal, outlining: the reasons you wish to carry out an independent project over a full academic year; your suitability for extended independent research in the context of an MFA Choreography; and the nature of your intended research and a draft project timeline with indicated research outputs (which is understandably subject to change). Applicants to the MFA will also be required to undertake an interview (if not in person, phone/Skype interview can be arranged). International applicants are also invited to attend our undergraduate workshop/audition days on an informal basis where they will have the opportunity to meet with faculty staff and discuss their suitability for the programme. Please see for more information

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MFA Choreography at Trinity Laban - UCAS