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

University of Salford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Dance: Performance and Professional Practices (Taught)

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Course summary

This MA Dance Performance and Professional Practices programme is professionally focused course, co-designed and co-delivered with our industry partner, Joss Arnott Dance (JAD). In this intensive course, your will focus on contemporary dance and contemporary dance performance at the highest level. As part of MA Post Graduate Dance Company, Emergence, you will work with internationally acclaimed choreographers to produce a programme of new performance works each year. This course addresses the wider needs of the dance professional and includes modules that focus on producing, teaching workshop design and delivery, and practice as research. You’ll also expand on your skills by undertaking Emergence company roles throughout the year in marketing, social media design, production, and rehearsal directing. As part of the tour, you’ll be involved in both production and workshop delivery, giving you a real-world experience of working in the industry. This prestigious and highly selective programme has industry collaboration at its very heart and mirrors working environments in the creative industries. Join us to expand yourself as a performer, an artist, a collaborator, and a well-rounded dance professional in the thriving cultural scene in Salford and Manchester. You will:

  • Develop as a performer through opportunities to work with Joss Arnott and Internationally acclaimed choreographers
  • Enhance your ability as both a professional dancer and dance professional, developing your skills as a creative entrepreneur and enabling you to pursue a long-term career in dance
  • Be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant arts and performance scene in Salford and Manchester, and expand your creative horizons with a national tour
  • Create a portfolio of work and experience that can be used in your wider career


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Assessment method

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Entry requirements

This programme will require students to challenge, explore, expand and potentially re-think their practices in dance performance. As such, students will need to be prepared for intensive rehearsal and touring, as well as rigorous, independent research. Please see our website for the full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

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