University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

Dance Anthropology

Attain the knowledge and tools to open a window into dance in any period and in any part of the world. Explore the place of dance in society from the perspectives of those involved as dancers, dance makers, teachers and/or audience members. By studying these perspectives, you will learn how different people around the world understand dance and how dance influences their value-systems. MA Dance Anthropology investigates dance from a non-Eurocentric perspective, placing the practices and values of the dancers into socio-cultural and comparative understanding. At the heart of the programme, is a focus upon ethnographic approach in dance to experience first-hand different cultural approaches to dance practice. You will interpret your findings from the field in light of contemporary debates in dance anthropology. It will interest you if you wish to study non-Western, folk, social, or ritual dance practices, but the approach can be applied to ballet or Western theatre dance, too. This course provides a way to contextualise dance practice and deepen your understanding of dance and specific practices that helps define our humanity. The Department is home to the internationally-recognised Centre for Dance Research, which foregrounds the research of dance as cultural and artistic expression beyond, and including, theatre performance. Through seminars, forums and conferences involving staff and international invited guests, the centre supports a compelling research culture. We also have excellent links with dance companies and creative organisations. In easy reach of London's vibrant dance scene, the campus has superb studios and a state-of-the-art theatre for dance students.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,520 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,344 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 408 per Credit (EU) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 408 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 752 per Credit (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 408 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 408 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 408 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Froebel College Wandsworth SW15 5PJ South East

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