This is a highly flexible online distance learning MA designed for movement practitioners whose professional practice is rooted in dance but also straddles other areas of movement enquiry. This course has been developed specially to allow you to continue working, integrating your professional practice and expertise with academic learning.
Building on the success of the MA Professional Practice, Dance Technique Pedagogy (the first programme of its kind in the country) this unique MA combines critical reflection and individual practice at one of the UK’s top Universities for dance practice and research.
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This Masters programme is rooted in reflective practice – the course enables you to use your existing skills and knowledge, and find ways to explore your current practice. The course is divided into three modules with flexibility to pay per module and complete each phase in a time frame that works with and around your professional commitments and individual ambitions.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
This course is taught through distance learning. Students are advised to set aside at least one day a week to complete the appropriate reading, research, practical and written assignments required at each level of the course. Contact is normally maintained by email, Skype and phone as well as optional campus-based tutorials, and every module has a detailed module handbook.
There are no traditional taught elements requiring attendance at the University, however as a student on the course you will have full access to our state-of-the-art learning resources and library facilities, on campus and online.
You will be assessed through a mixture of practical, theoretical and oral assignments, including critical reviews, reflective essays and presentations.
Dr. Akinleye began her professional career with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, she has been teaching in HE internationally for 15 years. She continues her dance practice choreographing, teaching dance technique & theory, and publishing (written work and film).
Helen has a background in dance as a performer, choreographer and community dance practitioner and has extensive experience of teaching within and beyond formal education. Helen has worked in HE for 10 years and her professional practice continues to move between choreography and performance teaching and presenting at Festivals and Conferences in the UK and Europe.
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.