We are in the process of developing  postgraduate studies at London Contemporary Dance School, focusing on how we can situate dance within a wide social, political and artistic context. Soon we will launch a new one-year MA course that will support you to locate, resource and apply your practice across these contexts.  We will be opening the applications for the new MA in Expanded Dance Practice in January 2021 for January 2022 entry. If you have any questions please get in touch. 

Developing Artistic Practice

For academic year 2020/2021 we will only be accepting full-time students onto this course.

Applicants should ensure that they meet the entry requirements for this programme.

Course Summary

The Developing Artistic Practice programme is the pathway through our Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Contemporary Dance which caters for both established and emerging dance artists. Offering unrivalled flexibility, the programme allows you to focus on shaping and defining your individual artistic voice

Our students are from a wide range of backgrounds and create a bespoke programme catering to their own specific needs and interests with guidance from experienced mentors/supervisors.

Areas of study include:

  • performance
  • choreography
  • teaching
  • rehearsal direction
  • dance and technology
  • costume design
  • somatics
  • a range of studio-based techniques

We also have a strong research community and as a student on the MA programme you will undertake two compulsory academic modules.

Depending on your prior experience, it is possible to specialise in a particular area (for example in choreography), or chose from a broader palette of options available.

You can choose to undertake this course full-time or part-time to fit around your existing career and commitments.

For further information, please download the equivalent Course Fact File:
MA in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice Pathway)
PG Dip in Contemporary Dance (Developing Artistic Practice Pathway)

Term Dates 2021: 

Spring: 4 Jan - 26 Mar 2021 (12 weeks)
Summer: 19 Apr - 23 July 2021 (14 weeks)
Autumn: 6 Sep - 10 Dec (14 weeks)

The Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School is validated by the University of Kent