MA Dance Producing & Management

MA Dance Producing & Management

  • Duration 1 year (full-time) 2 years (part-time)
  • Start date October 2022
  • Apply by July 2022
  • Funding Available

Overview

Designed for professional performers from all genres of dance looking to transition in their careers, the programme envisions the dance producer as a driving force to develop and shape the performing arts industry.

Learning from industry professionals, small and select cohorts will be equipped to take advantage of commercial and artistic opportunities and tackle complex challenges. Placements within dance and theatre organisations will develop their knowledge and skills in creating, producing, engaging audiences, marketing, business, finance and management. A strong emphasis on work-based learning through placements and projects will enable students to put their knowledge and skills into practice while building networks in the industry.

The programme was developed in collaboration with 25 industry partners, who represent the best of the artistic vibrancy of dance today, which has resulted in an ever growing pool of prospective placement providers from all areas of the field. This includes dance companies, independent dance artists, producers, and choreographers who work in a range of genres including ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop, music theatre, film and television. Based in artsdepot, students have access to two professional theatre spaces in which they can produce and stage work.

The programme runs for 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by London Studio Centre. Please note that due to UKVI restrictions we are unable to offer this course on a part-time basis to students who require a Student Route visa to study in the UK.

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Structure

Every Saturday from October through to December, students take part in seminars, workshops and masterclasses with industry professionals in creative producing, engaging audiences, marketing, business, finance and management. Following this, January to March will consist of students receive tutorials in preparation for the submission of coursework and briefing sessions about setting up their placements. Between March and July, students complete two placements in response to their personal interests and learning objectives: one shadowing an industry professional and another fulfilling work responsibilities within a dance or theatre organisation. In parallel to the taught modules and placements, students work collaboratively on a group production project through incubation activities and R&D, which culminates in an intensive production period during August and September. Students are assessed at various stages during the year and receive feedback to gain knowledge of their progress.

Entry requirements

Admission onto the programme is by interview. The general entrance requirement for postgraduate study is a relevant UK Honours degree classified at 2:2 or above. Overseas qualifications equivalent to a UK Honours degree classified at a lower second class or above will be considered.

Applicants who do not otherwise satisfy the general entrance requirement or who have had a significant break in their pre-university studies are eligible for admission if they can provide satisfactory evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the programme of study for which they are applying.

Applicants are invited to submit a portfolio of professional activities and personal reflections on their prior professional practice, to be used as evidence of their suitability for postgraduate study.

Applicants will normally be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A specific commitment to the programme with an understanding of relevant issues and ways of working
  • An appropriate level of skills
  • The ability to collaborate with others
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • A capacity to work at postgraduate level, e.g. engage with complex matters in the field; demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge
  • Potential to complete and contribute positively to the degree programme
  • For applicants whose first language is not English: Average IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum achievement of 6.0 for all components, is required.

Applications are made online directly to London Studio Centre and not through UCAS. In addition to the online application form, applicants are required to submit a personal statement and two written references. All applicants will be invited to an Admissions Interview.

Annual Fees

Tuition fees per annum (full-time): £7,500 Tuition fees per annum (part-time): £3,750 Tuition fees per annum - International Students (full-time): £11,250

Part-time students should be aware that tuition fees are subject to an annual inflationary increase.

In addition, students should specifically budget approximately £4,000 to cover subsistence and expenses during the work placement. Generally, in addition to the tuition fees, additional costs students may incur would be travel and maintenance, further information can be found on the course fees page.

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