Dance: Creative Dance Education at University of Salford - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you have what it takes to guide and inspire the next generation of dancers? Are you interested in developing your teaching practices with support from industry-leading dance professionals? If so, our master’s in Creative Dance Education could be the perfect next step in your career. Over three trimesters, you’ll explore the pedagogical approaches, creative practices and professional skills needed to work as a dance professional, community dance practitioner or youth dance leader. On this course, you’ll study practical and theoretical modules and undertake an educational and industry-focused teaching placement. You’ll get an insight into teaching dance in various contexts to suit your ambitions as a dance artist, including formal education, youth dance settings and community dance environments. This programme develops both emerging and experienced dance educators by helping you to identify and support the artistry rooted in dance teaching. You’ll understand the role of choreography in teaching and explore the creative elements involved in being a dance educator. For dance educators at any stage in your career, this course will support you in developing your creative practice and deepening your abilities to support your students. Want to learn more about studying for a master’s in dance education at Salford? 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:

  • Practice in a creative university with leading industry partnerships
  • Benefit from our relationships with Arts Council England in talent development, OneDanceUK, and many regional youth dance companies
  • Combine theoretical modules with real-world industry placements to develop yourself fully as a dance educator
  • Graduate with a portfolio of work and experience 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 dance educators 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 as dance teachers or youth dance leaders. This programme will require students to challenge, explore, expand and potentially re-think their practices in creative dance education. 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: Creative Dance Education at University of Salford - UCAS