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Course overview

Our Master’s course is intended for practitioners from a range of dance fields and aims to reflect developments in practice-based research and current dance practices in the UK. It is designed for those who wish to deepen and extend their own professional practice and scholarly inquiry in relation to current bodies of knowledge within the widening dance professions.

Enquiries

If you have any enquiries about this course, please contact the Department of Performing Arts using these contact details.

Start Date
October 2018
  • Kingsway Campus, Chester
Duration
1 Year

Why Study Dance with us?

This course celebrates the dance practitioner across the wider dance community. The course aims to weave critical inquiry with creative freedom, thereby building your self-confidence in developing your practice and research in the context of current debates.

The course offers you the opportunity to:

  • attend guest workshops, lectures, performance opportunities and seminars
  • work alongside professional artists and researchers
  • be part of a vibrant interdisciplinary research culture
  • work in excellent studio, performance, IT facilities and learning resources.

Kingsway Campus, Chester

The Kingsway campus is located on the outskirts of the city centre, a 20-minute walk from Parkgate Road Campus. Across 6,920 square metres this specially developed creative arts campus offers a range of modern facilities and equipment to bring learning to life.

In addition to its courtyard performance space, popular social hub and two catering outlets, Kingsway provides nine IT labs, a virtual library, a 200-seat lecture theatre, and designated seminar spaces featuring iMacs, projectors and interactive whiteboards.

The Performing Arts Department has impressive facilities, including four large fully equipped rehearsal and performance studios. With professional-standard music rehearsal and recording facilities and an extensive range of high quality open access sound and lighting equipment you have everything you need to flourish as a performer.

As a student in the Department of Art and Design you will work in specialist studio space that reflects professional expectations. Highly skilled technical staff are on hand to support the use of traditional and contemporary facilities including art and photography studios, a metal casting foundry, sound and video editing suites, dark rooms, a reprographics room, lighting studio, and specially designed workshops for printmaking, textiles, digital art and sculpting.

Within the departments, skilled technical staff manage an extensive equipment loan provision where you can borrow a large range of cameras, lighting, audio recording kits and more.

The close-knit Kingsway campus provides a truly immersive learning experience where you are encouraged to openly showcase your creativity both inside and outside lectures.

Postgraduate Admissions

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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