About this course
|Master of Dance
|Year & campus
|2024 — Southbank
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|200 credit points
|24 months full-time or 48 months part-time
The Master of Dance is dedicated to dance as a transcultural and interdisciplinary practice enmeshed with local and global crosscurrents of movement, dance and choreographic thinking. The course engages with Dance as an embodied experience that draws from a rich field of knowledge including contemporary aesthetics, philosophy, historiography, culture and the politics of the everyday.
The Master of Dance will provide a vehicle for students to engage in theoretical and practice-based research and to explore dance practice through multiple modes. Taking place within an expanding field, the course addresses diverse ways of making through movement, dance, performance and related disciplines.
The programme aims to offer pathways for dancers into specialised careers through its emphasis upon engagement with current thinking in dance and applied practice including through working in situ and through placements. The distinctiveness of this programme lies in its emphasis on informed practice through critical, historical, soma-scientific, cultural, educational and geo-political contexts. It prepares students for careers including in dance education, dance and community practice, dance health and wellbeing, cultural leadership and professional choreographic within various performance domains.
Open to students with expertise in all forms of movement practice from any culture or geographical area, the Master of Dance is designed to attract students wishing to contextualize and extend their practice, as well as career changers with a specific interest in dance and recent developments in the field .
Applying dance thinking to contemporary problems, sites of practice, situations and contexts, six subjects and an extended research project, empower students to develop multiple vocational routes through the dance and performance field. Inter-disciplinary, site-responsive, digitally enabled, somaticised and archived dance meets the world through critical and creative processes of making, writing, articulating and performing.
Last updated: 30 January 2024