University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Performance Dance

There are 3 pathways for performers and independent researchers. Performers develop their technical and performance skills and deepen their understanding of the creative process by joining 'mapdance' company. 'Mapdance' operates as a professional company with daily technique classes and rehearsals. From mid-Feb to May the company tours nationally and internationally whilst also offering educational workshops. Students taking the Independent researchers' pathway develop their knowledge and skills through a wide range of creative and theoretical options to produce a project of their own. This will centre on a creative initiative such as the production of a film, choreography or a lecture demonstration, and is tailor-made to suit individuals. Students work with guidance from a supervisor and attend group seminars. Students taking the choreographers pathway have the opportunity to explore and expand on their existing choreographic practice within a dynamic research environment. The course embraces practices which place choreography in diverse contexts with staff currently working in dance-theatre, new media and dance film, site-specific and installation work. Classes function as a lab for development, and collaborative interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.

Entry requirements

Dance or arts degree - 2.2 or any other degree or relevant professional experience or an academic qualification equivalent to a degree plus relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Modules include: reflective practice; repertory; techniques for performance; independent research project; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Learning is assessed using various methods chosen as the most appropriate for demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes for each module. All modules are assessed by means of programme work in the form of practical choreography presentations, essays, reports, presentations, learning journals, portfolios, online tasks and group working.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2019 10,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 10,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MA Full-time September 2019 14,740 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bishop Otter Campus Chichester PO19 6PE South East

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