The MA Creative Practice (Dance Professional Practice Pathway) allows the experienced, creative individual to develop and promote their voice in a supportive environment and tailor their experience towards their interests and career intentions.
The Programme provides a rigorous and investigative learning and research opportunity to support professional dance artists in the further development of their artistic practice within an expert environment of intellectual and creative inquiry.
Study supports mid-career artists to reflect upon their body of professional experience and its role in their ongoing learning, to engage in intensive studio-based learning experiences with significant artists and a skilled peer group, to deepen their own practice as performers/makers, develop their understanding of a range of research methodologies within the arts, and to pursue their own area of artistic interest through substantial independent research.
The Programme advocates a broad definition of dance in dialogue with a wider artistic and cultural context, and embraces a diversity of forms and contexts as emerging through thinking about dance and its practice. It promotes a fluid and productive exchange between theoretical ideas and artistic practice, seeing new ideas and knowledge as emerging through practice and enabling theoretical ideas within and beyond dance to be investigated through movement practice. These aims are reinforced by the Programme’s association with the practice, activity and resource of both Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance.
Prospective students in need of financial support can apply for a Gill Clarke Bursary, offered by Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance through the support of the Leverhulme Trust.