University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Choreography by Independent Research

This degree offers higher education study to professionals who may not wish to engage with a taught programme of study but seek to validate their independent choreographic research through accreditation of prior standing and through the completion of a reflective practice module (this can be taught flexible through evening and or weekend sessions) and a dissertation project. The programme will be of interest to established and mid-career artists both regionally, nationally and internationally for whom flexibility of study is of key importance. A portfolio needs to be presented along with your application form and references. This should consist of the following (as an indication): Your prior experience (prior standing) as a dance maker will be assessed through the submission of a portfolio and a written essay. The portfolio will be in the form of an extended curriculum vitae with supplementary materials (i.e video evidences, reviews, images, web site and or digital archive materials) that evidence the following: 1.The Portfolio will include: Three years of professional choreographic experience Evidence of choreographic productions/presentations Evidence of funding/commissions from recognizable industry bodies (i.e. ACE, Welcome, Leverhulme, Nesta etc.) Evidence of engagement with Continuing Professional Development opportunities Evidence of professional reviews/endorsements of your work Link to website and or online examples of dance works 2. The Written essay will include: A written draft proposal for a possible choreographic research project of at least 1,500 words and should include Harvard Referencing and a full bibliography.

Entry requirements

Dance or arts degree (2.2 or above) or any other degree or relevant professional experience or an academic qualification equivalent to a degree, plus relevant professional experience.

Course modules

Indicative modules: choreographic practices; artist as producer; dissertation (practical and written components). Optional modules, choose 1 from: new media and performance practices; the body in site distance learning module over the summer period; technique for performance; writing and performance; performing politics.

Assessment methods

Through the assessment and accreditation of professional experience assessed through portfolio presentation and the completion of a reflective practice (30 credits) and a dissertation module (60 credits).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,550 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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