Applications for Apprenticeships are now closed. 

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Postgraduate apprenticeships develop students’ skills as performers through placements with well-established professional companies. Apprentices work with the host company and always perform on stage with them in professional settings as part of the programme. Students specialising in Performance are almost always full-time students and work for the whole year in a company setting (36 weeks).

This programme is structured around the needs of the companies and enables students to focus on the very specific demands of a performance career.

Please note: due to Visa restrictions set by UK Visas and Immigration it is not possible for us to place students from overseas (outside the EU) with host companies for apprenticeships. Therefore the apprentice programme is open only to applicants from the UK/European Union.

Host companies who have worked alongside LCDS to deliver the Apprentice programme include BalletLORENT, Bern Ballet, Danish Dance Theatre, Henri Oguike, Hofesh Shechter, James Wilton Dance, Jasmin Vardimon, Maresa von Stockert, Motionhouse, National Dance Company Wales, Rambert Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Tavaziva Dance.

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019

Apprentice companies for 2019/20
Richard Alston Dance Company (recall dates 19 & 21 Jan 2019)
James Wilton Dance (recall date 17 Feb 2019)
Danish Dance Theatre (recall dates 23 & 24 Feb 2019)
Norrdans (recall date 2 Mar 2019)
National Dance Company Wales (recall date 3 Mar 2019)
Scottish Dance Theatre (recall date 10 Mar 2019)
balletLORENT (16 Mar 2019)

Additional companies will be confirmed in the coming months – please check the list at the time of your application OR indicate that you are interested in auditioning for all available companies.

If you would like to apply for more than one of the companies for an Apprenticeship, you will need to submit separate applications for each company.

Full-time Apprentices for the award PGDip (120 credits)
Performance Module. Full immersion in company work (100 credits)
Practice-led module. Chosen from the range available (20 credits)

Full-time Apprentices for the award MA (180 credits)
Performance Module. Full immersion in company work (100 credits)
Research Lab. Research and academic essay (20 credits)
Academic work is completed by correspondence, with regular feedback from the School.

Dissertation. Wholly written (60 credits)
Dissertation (30) and Practice-based module (30) (60 credits)

Note: All postgraduate students who choose to progress to the MA award must pass the compulsory Research Lab Module (20 credits) prior to beginning the MA Dissertation.

Take a look at the MA Contemporary Dance (Performance Pathway) Course Summary here.

How to Apply - Applications are now closed for September 2019 Entry

Application deadlines

BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance: 28 Jan 2019 at 12pm noon


Please note that this order form is for the 2019 entry prospectus.