• MFA Dance Choreography

Why study at Roehampton

  • Study with artists and teachers with a wealth and range of choreographic experience.
  • No. 1 university in the UK for dance research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • Flexibility to choose your pathway in the second year to suit your interests.

Develop your choreographic identity over two full years as part of a creative, collaborative and supportive environment.

As an emerging or experienced choreographer, this course will help you refine your artistic practice by advancing your creative, technical and performance skills. The programme includes technique classes, choreography workshops, laboratory sessions, dialogue, writing and reflection. You will be encouraged to experiment and take risks in a series of self-directed choreographic projects that help you develop a portfolio of work.

You will be supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff in our modern studios and well-equipped performance theatre. Study with highly experienced in-house and visiting artists and tutors alongside a creative community of peers.

We encourage you to contact the programme leader – Erica Stanton – to discuss our MFA Choreography programme. She will be able to respond to your questions and start an informal conversation to help you consider and prepare your application.

More details

Example modules

  • Ways of Knowing – a module shared with students of all dance postgraduate taught programmes, introducing you to epistemologies and research methods, including ethnography, analysis, practice-as-research.
  • Choreography – uses a a collaborative and constructive laboratory environment to enable students to interrogate their existing choreographic practice.
  • Dance Practice – provides a framework for students to explore their movement potential using a variety of approaches and techniques.
  • Choreographic Thesis – this is an independent choreographic vision using original research which is underpinned by tutorials, peer review and open rehearsals.

Career options

Graduates from this programme can be found working as independent artists in London, Berlin and New York; presenting their work at a number of venues in London and at the Edinburgh and Stockholm Fringe Festivals; teaching in higher education in the UK and abroad; and curating programmes and events for dance artists across Europe.




Number of credits


Postgraduate entry requirements »


Dance »


2 years (full-time); 4 years (part-time).

Tuition fees

£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)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Scholarship opportunities »

Programme outline

View the full details »

Related courses

MA PGDip PGCert Ballet Studies »

MA PGDip PGCert Community Dance »

MRes Choreography and Performance »

Further information

Erica Stanton »
Stanton@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3378

Contact our enquiries team »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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