University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Choreography and Professional Practices

This programme examines innovative and experimental approaches to choreographic practice, research and scholarship. It explores choreographic dance practices and methods of research, experimentation and innovation i.e. improvisation methods / techniques, somatic approaches, developing new movement vocabularies, collaboration and devising. An introduction to research methods in the arts and to strategies for documenting live performance practice. It also provides opportunities to pursue live performance practices as a choreographer and to consider how your work is situated in relation to the wider field of professional contemporary dance practice. It allows for single discipline or interdisciplinary practice-based arts research projects involving choreography, performance, fine art, music, installation, and so forth to cater both for students who wish to develop their dance-making skills in order to further their careers as reflective practitioners, and as a foundation programme for those hoping to pursue practical and/or theoretical research at M.Phil or Ph.D level.

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.

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. Students are expected to carry out an independent research project on a topic relevant to the field of choreography. For this module students are supported through seminar sessions and tutorials during the two semesters so that they can develop research skills which are essential for lifelong learning, career flexibility; and for professional practice as well as for personal and professional development. In addition, students have the option to become involved in a number of collaborative projects through which they can, as part of the degree, develop project management, time management and interpersonal team work skills.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 12,000 per Whole course (overseas fees)
MA Full-time £ 10,260 per Whole course (home fees) 14 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions team
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01243 816425