Postgraduate MA

Choreography

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    12 Months
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Whether you are an established choreographer intent on refining and hothousing your practice, a dance artist looking to retrain or a recent graduate from a performance-related subject, this course will give you the opportunity to find new and innovative ways to produce exciting choreography.

A range of modules will enable you to create a bespoke programme of study through which you will explore your artistic interests and make several new pieces of choreography. You will engage with the latest academic research and insights and learn how to apply this to real-world situations, developing the skills to respond to a brief, curate inventive work for festivals and events, and to collaborate on or initiate interdisciplinary and experimental projects.

You will explore traditional and alternative settings for dance and performance, from the studio and theatre to galleries and museums. You will have the opportunity to work with community groups, using participatory, immersive and specialised collaborative approaches to develop new choreographic methods.

You will share ideas and experiences with fellow students from a range of backgrounds, collaborating, critiquing and engaging with each other's choreographic identity.

Leeds Dance Partnership

We are members of the Leeds Dance Partnership. The partnership has a vision for Leeds to become an international centre for dance. The other members are Northern Ballet, Yorkshire Dance, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Balbir Singh Dance Company, Gary Clarke Company, ProDanceLeeds, DAZL, RJC Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds City College and Leeds Playhouse. The School of Film, Music & Performing Arts is leading on research for the partnership. More information is available to view on theLeeds Dance Partnership website.

One Dance UK

We are also proud members of One Dance UK, the sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and diverse dance sector. More information here.

*Source: Leeds Dance Partnership

You will be taught by a small, dedicated dance team of industry professionals who perform, create and write alongside teaching. They are engaged with leading choreographers, dance companies and festivals nationally and internationally, and their insights will feed into your learning. Professional curators, producers, choreographers and dramaturgs will be invited to share their experiences and inspire your learning.

You will have access to our dance studios at Headingley Campus and black box spaces at City Campus, as well as studios at Northern Ballet and Yorkshire Dance. All of these spaces are of a professional standard and will allow you to explore working in a range of settings and atmospheres. We will also encourage you to explore alternative spaces such as galleries, museums and the outdoors as venues for your work.

Why study Choreography at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Taught by a small, dedicated dance team of industry professionals who perform, create and write alongside teaching.
  2. Access to workshops and guest lectures delivered by external artists at the top of their field.
  3. Opportunity to work with community groups, using participatory, immersive and specialised collaborative approaches to develop new choreographic methods.
  4. Take advantage of the university's partnerships with One Dance UK and Leeds Dance partnership.
  5. Study in a culturally vibrant city, home to hundreds of professional theatre collectives, dance companies and arts festivals.
  6. 90.2% of students from Leeds School of Arts courses in work or further study 15 months after graduating*.

* Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

Leeds School of Arts Festival 2020 Graduates from Architecture, Art and Design, Creative Technologies, Film, Music and Sound and Performing Arts present work that responds to an evolving world and challenges our preconceptions about the future.

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