University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Creative Practices and Direction (Choreography and Movement Direction)

Our unique Creative Practices and Direction programme will develop your creative practice and leadership skills through engagement with practice-oriented theory and new collaborations. As a student of this programme, you will develop strong relationships with active professionals in your discipline and learn within a leading theatrical conservatoire that benefits from the intellectual stimulus of a major research-led university. Students on this pathway follow and practically investigate a number of techniques and ideas dealing with onstage physicality. The focus is also on the development of movement language, through the investigation of the ideas and practices of seminal dance-based ideas (Laban, Bausch, Cunningham, Fosse, Graham, Horton, etc.) and methods for working with music and sound. This unique programme is aimed at creative producers and directors and those who train and work with actors and performers to develop and direct their skills. The programme is primarily designed for graduates in drama, theatre and dance from universities and conservatoires, but will also appeal to those who have established themselves professionally and wish to refresh their skills and perspectives and take on leadership, coaching, creative or directing roles.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand. All modules listed are compulsory. Training the performing body, Integrated practice, Specialist techniques & performance enquiries, Personal profile development, Advanced creative practice, Research methods for practice, Principles of collaboration, Physical performance, Technologies for practice.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months

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Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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