This course forms part of Roehampton Dance’s unique cluster of a range of Masters courses in practical and theoretical areas.
A rich creative environment
Experienced staff, including practising performers and choreographers, lead:
- technique classes
- choreography workshops
- laboratory sessions
- dialogue and reflection in the studio.
Underpinning this intensively practical programme are theoretical modules that provide new perspectives and tools for understanding, analysis and writing about dance.
Shape a flexible pathway
On top of core modules, you tailor your course by choosing two flexible modules in the second year (practical, theoretical or both) from a wide selection – from ‘Dance, Education and Community’ to ‘Applied Lighting Design and Production for Dance’.
These options draw on the multidisciplinary expertise of our teaching staff and open new perspectives in dance that will enrich your understanding and experience. Some modules blend practice with theory, and they are also a chance to mix with students with a world of academic and creative interests – from South Asian dance practitioners to ballet scholars.
You develop your skills in choreography, performance, teaching and writing about dance as a practitioner through a portfolio of technique classes (Ballet, Contact, Cunningham, Graham, Limón and Release), choreography workshops, laboratory sessions, dialogue, reflection and a series of self-directed choreographic projects.
To core modules, you add two flexible modules from a wide range open to all Roehampton Dance postgraduates – allowing you to tailor your portfolio of theoretical, practical and technical skills.
You develop, rehearse and present a full-length choreographic work for your dissertation.
Virginia Munday moved from New York to begin her MFA with Roehampton Dance in 2011: "It’s a great way to keep working on projects or start new work, and be able to bounce that off peers."
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