Choreography at De Montfort University - UCAS

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Course summary

On this course you will place your own practice (whether emerging or established) at the heart of your studies. Using a range of artistic and scholarly perspectives from dance and other artistic disciplines, you will explore new approaches to the research and realisation of choreography in professional and academic contexts. The curriculum emphasises the development of practice research, interdisciplinarity and authorship. Balancing taught with independent study, the course is delivered from practical and scholarly perspectives through studio-based and classroom activities. You will explore practice-research methods, critical choreographic contexts, performance making and negotiated study. You are encouraged to personalise your studies by drawing directly upon your background, identity, culture and specialist movement practices. Teaching is delivered by acclaimed artist practitioners and academics in the fields of dance and wider creative practices. Embedded within the course are opportunities to present your research and practice at the International Centre for Choreography (iC4C), and engage with FABRIC (Dance4 and DanceXchange together), visiting artists and the public. The course is designed for those wishing to further their skills to develop themselves as independent professional artists working across a range of contexts, and as artist-academics. It is ideal for recent graduates, established artists and educators who wish to reinvigorate their practices and deepen their engagement in choreographic processes. Key features

  • Work alongside the highly acclaimed FABRIC and its iC4C who have an international reputation for supporting and promoting cutting-edge choreographic work.
  • Learn from current practicing artists and internationally recognised academics at DMU, complemented by FABRIC's visiting artists and engagement with industry partners.
  • Learning is embedded in your own artistic practice and you will discover how to place your work in the context of practice-research.
  • Study choreography as an ever-changing artistic practice and discover new ways of thinking that will challenge and develop your own practice.
  • Gain real-world experience of engagement with a professional organisation and benefit from mentoring and industry connectivity to support your professional development.
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts with great facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for learning activities in dance.

Assessment method

The course is delivered from both scholarly and practical perspectives to ensure that you develop an advanced understanding of current research across a range of theoretical and practical fields. You will be taught through a range of teaching, learning and assessment modes by an energetic team of practicing artists and active researchers with international profiles in their specialist field. You will engage in independent study that involves practical research and rehearsals, viewing, reading and writing. The diversity of assessment includes practice-based work, written assignments, oral presentations and portfolio. There is an increasing emphasis upon autonomous learning throughout the modules.

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject, such as Dance, Drama or Performing Arts. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9435 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9435 Year 1
Scotland £9435 Year 1
Wales £9435 Year 1
International £15800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship Up to 20 per cent of tuition fees offered to DMU alumni who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship page.

Choreography at De Montfort University - UCAS