Choreography (MFA)

Postgraduate Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Fast-track your career with a degree that champions individuality, delivers competitive advantage and prioritises skill in an exciting creative field.

Choreography (MFA)

2 years

Number of Credits

240 credits

Start date

September 2024

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Gain the expertise you need to standout in today’s marketplace.  

This MFA 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.

We also have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. In easy reach of London’s vibrant dance scene, the campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students

The School is home to the internationally recognised Centre for Research in Arts and Creative Exchange, which aims to interrogate what arts research is and can be in the current climate, and to lead, invent and innovate on how research is conducted. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international guests, the Centre supports a compelling research culture.

We are ranked number one in the UK for the impact of our research in dance (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

Our BA Dance course is number one for learning resources in London (National Student Survey 2020).

How you'll learn

Choose a course that works around you.

You will be:

  • supported by the mentorship and teaching of experienced staff
  • put your ideas into practice in our modern studios and well-equipped performance theatre
  • studying with highly experienced in-house and visiting artists and tutors
  • develop work alongside a creative community of peers.


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In year one, you will take two compulsory programme specific modules (Choreography and Dance Practice) which are both year-long. Choreography uses a collaborative and constructive laboratory environment to enable you to interrogate your existing choreographic practice.

Dance Practice provides a framework for you to explore movement potential using a variety of approaches and techniques.

In year two, there is flexibility to choose between modules to suit your interests alongside your core module called Choreographic Thesis. In this module, you will have 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. You could find yourself:

  • presenting your 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
  • curating programmes and events for dance artists across Europe
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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

The below fees are the total cost for this course and cover both year 1 and year 2. 

Full-time (2 years)
UK EU and International
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Specific entry requirements

Applicants are required to provide a video with one or two examples of recent choreographic practice. The work should be accompanied by a short statement which reveals the applicant's intention and interest in making this particular work.

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Our Research

Research conducted in the School of Arts and Digital Industries covers a wide range of diverse and innovative arts practices, from dance and drama to journalism, film, media, linguistics and computing. Our School of Arts and Digital Industries is divided into three subject areas: Dance; Drama, Theatre and Performance; and Communication, Culture and Media. Click here to view our research page.

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