Developing Artistic Practice

Developing Artistic Practice applications are closed for September 2020 entry.

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Due to the Coronavirus, the upcoming auditions on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 April 2020 have been cancelled and moved online. We are inviting candidates to submit a video-based audition instead, by the now extended application date of Tuesday 21 April 2020. We will then be inviting applicants to take part in a video-based interview on Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 or Thursday 30 April 2020. Candidates are advised to keep some free time during these dates.

Read Our Video Audition Requirements 

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)

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