PostgraduateChoreomundus: International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage

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  • An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world.
  • A unique programme offered by a consortium of four internationally-renowned universities.
  • Study with scholars who are leading experts in their field.
  • Scholarships available.
  • Roehampton is rated No. 1 for dance research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Summary

Choreomundus is an Erasmus Mundus programme that investigates dance and other movement systems (ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre) as intangible cultural heritage. To apply, please visit the website.

It is offered by a consortium of four universities (in Norway, France, Hungary and the UK) recognised for their leadership in the development of innovative curricula for the analysis of dance. Founded by Professors Egil Bakka, Georgiana Wierre-Gore, László Felföldi, and the late Professor Andrée Grau, the Choreomundus programme will help you make sense of intangible heritage within the postcolonial, culturally diverse world of the 21st century. Delivered in connection with the local groundbreaking Masters in ethnochoreology/dance anthropology in each of the four universities, this unique two-year course will engender an appreciation of dance that is comparative, crosscultural, applied and embodied.

The universities that participate in this programme are: Université Clermont Auvergne  (UCA), Clermont-Ferrand, France, as the coordinating institution; the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU);  the University of Szeged, Hungary; and the University of Roehampton, London, UK. 

Roehampton's Dance Department is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression beyond, and including, theatre performance. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the Centre supports a compelling research culture.

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, an excellent new library and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students.

In the first semester, all students start in France for an induction and an intensive course. For the rest of the first academic year, they are divided between NTNU Trondheim and the University of Szeged, Hungary, and then spend their third semester in France, and the fourth and final semester at the University of Roehampton. Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a joint Masters degree from all four universities.

Compulsory

Extended Essay (Dissertation 3)
The Performance of Heritage: Dance in Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites

Optional (one to be selected)

Classicism and Power
People Moving, People Dancing
Music and Dance

 

Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

This course prepares graduates for employment in the cultural, heritage and tourist industries including festival and museums, as well as in educational contexts dealing with cultural transmission at local, regional and national levels.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.

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