Reflective Practice (all MA routes)
This core module will give you the skills necessary to develop your dance practice as research. It places dance in its cultural and social context and acts as a foundation for your postgraduate study, developing you as reflective dance practitioners. Normally one evening per fortnight over two semesters.
Repertory (performers route only)
In this leading module for the performers’ route you work intensively with international guest choreographers and directors to develop your technical and performance skills as professional dancers and deepen your understanding of creative processes through experiencing varied choreographic methodologies and artistic approaches. The 2012/13 Repertory is being created with choreographers Jorge Crecis, Yael Flexer and Charlie Morrissey.
The module runs 4-5 days a week Sept-Feb with touring and education work Feb-June.
Techniques for Performance is compulsory for all taking the Repertory module.
Independent Research Project (Independent researchers route only)
This module enables you to devise your own project for practice-led and/or other research, providing a framework for you to identify underlying concerns as you explore new working processes and develop critical skills. This module normally runs two semesters: times negotiable with tutors.
Dissertation (all routes)
The dissertation is the culmination of your MA study allowing you to develop a substantial dance research project of your choice. It is up to you how much practice you include. This module normally runs Summer and Autumn semesters at times negotiated with your tutors.