Attain the knowledge and tools to open a window into dance in any period and in any part of the world.
Explore the place of dance in society from the perspectives of those involved as dancers, dance makers, teachers and/or audience members. By studying these perspectives, you will learn how different people around the world understand dance and how dance influences their value-systems.
One of six Masters programmes, MA Dance Anthropology investigates dance from a non-Eurocentric perspective, placing the practices and values of the dancers into socio-cultural and comparative understanding.
It will interest you if you wish to study non-Western, folk, social, or ritual dance practices, but the approach can be applied to ballet or Western theatre dance, too. This course provides a way to contextualise dance practice and deepen your understanding of dance as a unique species specific practice that shapes our humanity.
We encourage you to contact the programme leader – Andrée Grau – to discuss our MA Dance Anthropology programme. She will be able to respond to your questions and start an informal conversation to help you consider and prepare your application.
"This degree allowed me to combine my academic and artistic passions and to work closely with leaders in the field of Dance Anthropology in the culturally rich city of London."Kathryn McLaneDance Anthropology
Graduates’ career options are broadened to include roles such as a community dance practitioner, producer and curator of arts projects, teacher, or to continue into further study as an MPhil or PhD student.
MA: 180; PGDip: 120; PGCert: 60
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1 year (full-time); 2-3 years (part-time).
£7,200 (2016; full-time UK/EU)£400 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)
£13,000 (2016; full-time International)£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)
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