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University of Roehampton: Dance and Embodied Practice

Institution University of Roehampton View institution profile
Department Dance
Web www.roehampton.ac.uk
Email postgradadmissions@roehampton.ac.uk
Telephone 020 8392 3314
Study type Taught

Summary

Develop your dance practice, teaching and leadership skills over two years with vibrant and supportive teachers.

As a dancer with an interest in expanding your skills, this practice-based programme will help you to investigate the potential of your studio practice and training in order to apply your dance practice as a creative and improvisational tool and as a practice-research which has the potential to influence culture and society.

The programme includes technique classes, choreography workshops, collaborative working, writing and reflection. You will be encouraged to develop and test new ideas and skills in dance ‘laboratory’ situations in order to research and practise notions of dance facilitation, dance teaching, dance leadership, dance intervention and dance-making in a variety of contexts. This unique practice-based programme promotes understanding of the notions of wellbeing and safe, healthy dance practice, and relates directly to social, political and cultural issues around embodiment, community and the environment.

This programme investigates the application of dance practice and knowledge in a wide and ambitious range of artistic, educational and community contexts, and, less conventionally, in galleries, museums and outdoor sites. You will be supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff in our modern studios and have the opportunity to gain experience with in-house and visiting artists and tutors alongside a diverse community of peers.

The Department is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research where, together with inquiry into dance as cultural and artistic expression, students are encouraged to investigate a broad range of dance and somatic practices as they are deployed in performative and choreographic situations and experienced though the lived body. These artistic activities are positioned as both critical, scholarly enquiry and creative, imaginative assembly, both of which are essential tools for the development of original and independent approaches to teaching and facilitating dance.

We are within easy reach of London's lively dance culture and our campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students. We have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations which enable us to provide stimulating workplace-learning opportunities.

Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

University of Roehampton

At the University of Roehampton London, we offer a first-class educational experience, designed to help you reach your full potential and get the career you want. Whether you want to study for professional or personal development, we have a diverse range of postgraduate taught and research programmes for you to choose from. We are unique among London universities with a beautiful parkland campus and excellent facilities, located south-west London, allowing our students to study in an environment that places an emphasis on teaching and research excellence.

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