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About this course
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- independently explore a range of creative and research strategies in conceptualising, making and performing dance;
- experiment multi-modally with developing and representing dance as research;
- synthesise philosophical and critical perspectives on dance and the body through written, embodied, choreographic and pedagogic practices;
- critically analyse embodied, corporeal, historical-cultural, spatial and temporal relationships in dance within diverse contexts;
- investigate how scientific and somatic knowledge about the body in dance training and education can be applied to enhance performance, health and wellbeing;
- engage with communities of dance practice and environments through reciprocal and ethical relationships that acknowledge different worldviews;
- design, plan and implement an original research project with appropriate referencing;
- capture and organise dance materials through documentation and archiving processes that engage advanced digital tools and technologies;
- apply choreographic thinking to problems, questions and provocations using a range of methodological approaches.
On completing this course, students will:
- independently explore a range of creative and critical research strategies in making, performing, analysing and engaging with dance as a medium and disciplinary field;
- demonstrate an ability to access, identify, organize and communicate ideas effectively in a range of media and to a range of audiences within the discipline and to the wider community;
- make appropriate use of advanced scholarship and digital technologies for documenting, representing and performing research;
- demonstrate intellectual openness, curiosity, integrity, inclusivity, respect for truth and ethical practice;
- demonstrate self-discipline and an ability to plan and achieve personal and professional goals including career advancement;
- have an awareness of the implications and potential of their research in terms of intellectual property, culturally sensitivity and commercialization;
- be aware of civic, cultural and personal responsibilities;
- have effective planning, time management and productivity skills;
- be able to discuss and negotiate ideas with confidence;
- be able to work effectively with a group, collaborate and negotiate, debate or create responsibly and with confidence.
- Synthesise critical, conceptual and reflective creative practice and theory
- Independently conduct original research thinking in, through and about dance.
- Demonstrate autonomous, intellectual, creative and imaginative openness, curiosity and innovation.
- Recognise and analyse gaps in scholarship with an advanced capacity to apply original research as part of one's own scholarship.
- Demonstrate expertise in practical, conceptual and theoretical abilities relevant to dance related careers.
- Possess a high-level understanding and appreciation of current issues and debates in the field of dance studies
- Understand the relevance and value of their contribution to local and global dance communities.
Last updated: 12 November 2022