Dance: Choreography and Professional Practices at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Dance: Choreography and Professional Practices (Taught)

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Course summary

Immerse yourself in your choreographic practice and realise the next steps in your career as a professional choreographer by studying a master’s in dance choreography at Salford University. Over three semesters, you'll explore the art and craft of dance choreography, as well as gain an understanding of what will be expected of you as a professional choreographer. You’ll learn how to work in a professional setting, putting together performances as a dance maker and collaborator. You’ll focus on choreography from both an artistic and entrepreneurial perspective, exploring the creative practices involved in dance making, as well as what it’s like to work in the industry. You’ll learn how to collaborate creatively and have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement and final practice as a research project. This master’s in choreography is designed to work with the rhythm of the professional field of dance, allowing you to continue to work on professional projects alongside your studies. For established choreographers, the part-time option enables you to develop a new professional project as part of your modules, allowing you to develop your professional practice alongside your studies. Find out more by signing up for an upcoming Open Day. You can also follow our Dance@Salford Instagram account and find helpful FAQs, learn more about student life at Salford or explore all our Dance courses. You will:

  • Learn as part of a creative university with leading industry partnerships
  • Benefit from relationships with Arts Council England and leading organisations such as Company Chameleon and The Lowry
  • Develop as a dance professional, enabling you to pursue a sustainable career in the field
  • Work with choreographers at all stages of their careers
  • Have the opportunity to study full-time or part-time, to best fit with your current professional obligations
  • Graduate with a portfolio of work that you can use in your wider career


Choreographic Practices, Approaches To Dance Pedagogy, Approaches To Dance Pedagogy, Choreographic Investigations, Producing For Small/Mid-Scale Touring, Practice-As-Research, Collaborative Practices In Dance, and Industry Placement. Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

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Entry requirements

This course is for emerging and established choreographers needing the time and support to deepen their creative work and advance their careers towards a new aspiration. As such, we are seeking graduates from dance-related undergraduate programmes at any stage in their career. We are interested in our applicants as professionals and as people, as well the work that they are currently making. This programme will require students to challenge, explore, expand and potentially re-think their practices in choreography. As such, students will need to be prepared for intensive studio-based creative work, as well as rigorous, independent and creative research. Please see our website for the full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

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Dance: Choreography and Professional Practices at University of Salford - UCAS