Entry Requirements: Developing Artistic Practice

The Developing Artistic Practice programme is best suited to students who are committed to strengthening and challenging their voices as an independent dance artists.

Some of our students come to the programme as mature artists with a significant amount of professional experience in the field, others are still at the beginning of their journey.

You may be a BA graduate; or a practising artist who does not have formal academic qualifications. London Contemporary Dance School accepts equivalent professional experience in lieu of a first degree and we welcome applications from imaginative artists at all stages of their careers. If you aim to graduate with a Master of Arts qualification you must demonstrate confident writing skills in English – see below for IELTS requirements.

Whatever your prior experience, if you are curious to interrogate your practice, are not afraid to ask questions and push boundaries we will welcome you.

It is possible to take some modules without significant prior experience. However, if you are wishing to take some of the larger modules in performance/choreography/teaching/rehearsal direction/costume design and construction you will need to demonstrate a confident voice and an already established practice in your chosen area.

English Language

If your first language is not English you will need to demonstrate your English language proficiency by submitting results from a recognised testing service, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test. The minimum score required for is IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). If you need IELTS for your visa application you must ensure you take a UK Visa and Immigration recognised test. Check for recognised test centres.

Tier 4 Student Visas

If you are an overseas student who requires a Tier 4 Student Visa you must study full-time and complete the programme within four terms (16 months). Part-time study is not possible.