New: MA in Screendance

London Contemporary Dance School is launching a new Master of Arts programme focusing on the practice, programming and scholarship of Screendance (sometimes referred to as video dance, dance on screen, dance film, moving image dance, videodança, danse video, videodanza, and others).

This trailblazing programme subjects dance filmmaking to critical investigation while exploring the intersections between choreography and moving image. It will test and challenge your individual practice, bringing it into a contemporary critical context, encourage you to foster your professional connections in the industry and develop your understanding of programming and curation.

As the only Masters in the world that currently specialises in Screendance, the programme is open to applicants from all corners of the world and will, as such, present you with the opportunity to lead and shape this flourishing art form.

London Contemporary Dance School places a strong emphasis on creating a community of learning and on learner-centered teaching, particularly in seminars and personal tutorials based on your ideas, interests, skills and artistic practice.

Screendance has wealth of history in the UK and, as a London Contemporary Dance School student, you will be part of the creative powerhouse for dance development, The Place.

Applications are open now until Tue 8 May 2018, and the programme will commence in September 2018**.

Modules are designed to provide an individual learning experience which focuses on your own artistic practice, within a critical, contextual, technical and professional development framework.

Programme Dates 2018/2019
Induction Week: 17  – 21 Sep 2018
Term 1: 24 Sep – 14 Dec 2018
Term 2: 7 Jan – 29 Mar 2019
Term 3: 23 Apr – 12 Jul 2019
Term 4: 23 Sep - 13 Dec 2019

Programme Dates 2019/2020
Induction Week: 16 - 20 Sep 2019
Term 1: 23 Sep  – 13 Dec 2019
Term 2: 6 Jan – 27 Mar 2020
Term 3: 20 Apr – 10 Jul 2020
Term 4: 21 Sep - 11 Dec 2020

* subject to validation by the University of Kent

** the programme will only run with a minimum number of students

MA in Screendance* Key Facts

  • 180 credits at Level 7
  • Full time course, Sep 2018 start**
  • 3 terms of taught modules 
  • 1 term dissertation module 

Apply Now

Apply for the new MA in Screendance or the Developing Artistic Practice programme.