MA Expanded Dance Practice
Re-frame and challenge your artistic practice
This new course is expansive in how it interrogates the conventions of cultural, aesthetic or historical assumptions about contemporary dance. You will explore how dance practices are experienced and how they can be situated within wide social, political and artistic contexts. As a practice-led, and student centred course, you will develop professional skills and your portfolio of work, whilst we offer the space and support for you to re-frame and challenge your practice.
The course supports artists at different stages of their career who are forging their own paths as dancers, makers, teachers and facilitators, helping graduates to transition into or continue working confidently within the independent dance sector.
Throughout this course you will develop a portfolio of work which aims to build your confidence in how you contextualise your practice and how you can communicate your ideas.
- Is a 12-month MA course running from January to December.
- Has a strong research focus.
- Is centred around the learning journey of the individual within a community of researchers.
- Offers group learning and peer feedback.
- Explores different modes of communication and presentation including live performance, presentation, project proposals, digital outputs, and reflective portfolios.
You are encouraged to:
- Critically reflect on your own practice, acknowledging your own personal narratives and histories.
- Be autonomous and self-motivated in your own learning.
- Come with an open mind, be curious and be willing to take risks!
It will give you the opportunity to:
- Engage in a range of embodied, collaborative and reflective practices, choreographic approaches, political debate and creative experimentation.
- Build the necessary skills to be able to initiate and realise creative projects independently.
Validated by University of the Arts London (UAL).