Postgraduate MA


Explore new ways to produce exciting choreography, whether you’re an established choreographer, a dance artist or a performance graduate.


Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    12 Months
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

As part of this course you’ll:

  • Find new ways to produce innovative choreography
  • Choose optional modules to create an individual programme of study 
  • Explore your artistic interests and make several new pieces of choreography
  • Engage with the latest research and insights, and learn how to apply this to real-world situations
  • Develop the skills to respond to a brief, curate work for festivals and events, and collaborate on and initiate interdisciplinary and experimental projects
  • Explore traditional and alternative settings for dance and performance, from the studio and theatre to galleries and museums
  • Have the opportunity to work with community groups using participatory, immersive and specialised collaborative approaches to develop new choreographic methods
  • Share ideas and experiences with fellow students to collaborate, critique and engage with each other's choreographic identities

Leeds Dance Partnership

Leeds Dance Partnership’s vision is for the city to become an international centre for dance. We are members of the partnership, and others include:

*Source: Leeds Dance Partnership.

One Dance UK

We are also proud a member of One Dance UK, leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and diverse dance sector. 

Your creative community

You’ll join a small creative community, and you’ll learn from dedicated industry professionals who perform, create and write. Their insights from working with leading choreographers, dance companies and festivals nationally and internationally will feed into your learning. 

Learn from visiting professionals

Professional curators, producers, choreographers and dramaturgs will be invited to share their experiences and inspire your practice. 


Why study Choreography at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Learn from a small, dedicated team of industry professionals
  2. Access to workshops and guest lectures delivered by external artists
  3. Opportunity to work with community groups, using participatory, immersive and specialised collaborative approaches
  4. Take advantage of the university's partnerships with One Dance UK and Leeds Dance Partnership
  5. Access to an industry standard theatre, performance studios and a host of other performing arts facilities in the new £80-million Leeds School of Arts Building

Leeds School of Arts ‘When I feel like I’m sinking’ is a poem to mark the opening of the Leeds School of Arts building at Leeds Beckett University. Recited by the poet and Leeds Beckett graduate, Zodwa Nyoni, this short film showcases the creative work produced by our Performing Arts, Music and Sound, Filmmaking, and Creative Technologies students and graduates.

Leeds School of Arts