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On this course you will explore contemporary performance practices to develop your creative performance skills and deepen your understanding of theory and research. You will explore topics such as the body in performance, audiences, spaces, narrative, memory, digital technologies and collaboration, all through our flexible curriculum, enabling you to build on new and existing skills. Topics are explored from an interdisciplinary perspective, supporting you to push the boundaries of the discipline and to produce innovative work as an emerging artist across a broad scope of dance, drama and performance arts practices.

You’ll develop an advanced understanding of performance aligned to current real-world thinking, with teaching covering new theoretical and practical perspectives from our energetic, research-active academics with international profiles in their fields.

Specialist areas of expertise include writing for performance, psychodynamic performance, improvisation, digital and sonic arts, interactive technologies and solo and collaborative performance making. You can gain industry experience through placement opportunities and work-based projects and benefit from our links with local and national organisations such as Leicester based community dance organisation People Dancing, and the city’s Attenborough Arts Centre.

The course is designed to develop independent artists, researchers and reflective practitioners. It is also ideal for professional artists and educators who wish to reinvigorate their e course is delivered from both scholarly and practical perspectives to ensure that you develop an advanced understanding of current research across a range of theoretical and practical fields. You will be taught through a range of teaching, learning and assessment modes by an energetic research-active team with international profiles in their specialist field. You will engage in independent study that involves practical research and rehearsals; viewing, reading and writing. The diversity of assessment includes practice-based work; written assignments; oral presentations and viva voces. There is an increasing emphasis upon autonomous learning throughout the modules.

Graduate careers

Our graduates  are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to  respond to the  ever-changing  demands of performance practices and the creative industries. Many of our graduates build careers as independent artists and freelance choreographers, or land roles with creative companies and arts organisations, including:

  • Marketing and communications manager for UK Young Artists
  • Associate director at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre
  • Choreographer at MoveOn Dance Fusion Founder of performance dance company Near Miss
  • Curator of performance art festival Little Wolf Parade

The strong focus that we place on research means that this course also provides  an excellent stepping stone to  study at PhD level, which can lead to exciting opportunities. For instance,  PhD student Sophie Swoffer recently organised a conference ‘Cracking the Established Order: Practice-Based Research in Academia’, and was invited to guest edit a special edition of the practice-based journal, The International Journal of Creative Media Research.

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De Montfort University

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (1 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
£14.600,00 (Rp 292.000.000) per tahun
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Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan Oktober 2022


De Montfort University

The Gateway,



LE1 9BH, England

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree with GPA 2.8 for courses requiring a 2:2 classification, and GPA 3.2 for courses requiring a 2:1 classification. Some courses have additional entry criteria such as a portfolio, work experience or require you to have a degree in a related field. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

You should have the equivalent of a 2:2 or above UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject, such as Dance, Drama or Performing Arts. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

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