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MA Choreography and Performance Practices MA Choreography and Performance Practices

The School of Fine and Performing Arts is a centre of creativity with a purpose-built arts venue, studios, and gallery. It is home to a vibrant artistic community where students and staff work alongside one another to explore new synergies between fine and performing arts.

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Full-time

1 year

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Brayford Pool

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Course Code

CHOREOMA

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

CHOREOMA

Tessa Palfrey - Programme Leader

Tessa Palfrey - Programme Leader

Tessa Palfrey is a Lecturer in the College of Arts and Programme Leader for MA Choreography and Performance Practices.

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Welcome to MA Choreography and Performance Practices

Practice is at the heart of MA Choreography and Performance Practices at Lincoln. This studio-based programme is designed to attract dance and movement practitioners interested in dance performance, choreography, facilitation, and research. The programme is designed to directly addresses the changing landscape of contemporary dance and performance by encouraging students to engage with, and challenge, existing ideas and trends.

Students can benefit from guidance through the process of examining and exploring choreographic strategies relevant to their chosen fields, and work towards creating and performing professional-level dance performance works. The programme aims to enable students to enhance their skills as professional artists, and offers the opportunity to explore the qualities needed for a multi-faceted career in dance by exploring facilitation in a variety of contexts.

Throughout the course, students have opportunities to explore the theoretical underpinning of their practice. Our academic staff can guide students through a wealth of contemporary literature in the field of dance, choreography, philosophy, and performance, and students may engage in critical debate about their own and other students' practice.

In keeping with the drive within contemporary industry and scholarship towards collaboration and interdisciplinary research, this course is designed to incorporate specialisms from adjacent disciplines within the School of Fine and Performing Arts, including theatre, music, fine art, and musical theatre. Students can benefit from working closely with academics who have extensive professional experience, and from our programme of lectures and seminars from visiting artists.

The School of Fine and Performing Arts has close links with industry meaning students may be introduced to professional dance partnerships as a means of establishing their work as innovative and skilled dance artists.

Welcome to MA Choreography and Performance Practices

Practice is at the heart of MA Choreography and Performance Practices at Lincoln. This studio-based programme is designed to attract dance and movement practitioners interested in dance performance, choreography, facilitation, and research. The programme is designed to directly addresses the changing landscape of contemporary dance and performance by encouraging students to engage with, and challenge, existing ideas and trends.

Students can benefit from guidance through the process of examining and exploring choreographic strategies relevant to their chosen fields, and work towards creating and performing professional-level dance performance works. The programme aims to enable students to enhance their skills as professional artists, and offers the opportunity to explore the qualities needed for a multi-faceted career in dance by exploring facilitation in a variety of contexts.

Throughout the course, students have opportunities to explore the theoretical underpinning of their practice. Our academic staff can guide students through a wealth of contemporary literature in the field of dance, choreography, philosophy, and performance, and students may engage in critical debate about their own and other students' practice.

In keeping with the drive within contemporary industry and scholarship towards collaboration and interdisciplinary research, this course is designed to incorporate specialisms from adjacent disciplines within the School of Fine and Performing Arts, including theatre, music, fine art, and musical theatre. Students can benefit from working closely with academics who have extensive professional experience, and from our programme of lectures and seminars from visiting artists.

The School of Fine and Performing Arts has close links with industry meaning students may be introduced to professional dance partnerships as a means of establishing their work as innovative and skilled dance artists.

How You Study

The programme is delivered by a professional team of choreographers, practitioners, theoreticians, and educators at the University of Lincoln, plus a range of visiting artists.

All modules are studio-based and are combined with discussion and seminar sessions. The programme promotes individual and collaborative working practices.

Students will be expected to engage in an ongoing studio practice in order to experiment with and develop their choreographic and performance practice. They can be mentored by academics and practitioners working in the field.

This programme can be taken on an individual module basis for continued professional development. Please contact the programme leader for further information.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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How You Study

The programme is delivered by a professional team of choreographers, practitioners, theoreticians, and educators at the University of Lincoln, plus a range of visiting artists.

All modules are studio-based and are combined with discussion and seminar sessions. The programme promotes individual and collaborative working practices.

Students will be expected to engage in an ongoing studio practice in order to experiment with and develop their choreographic and performance practice. They can be mentored by academics and practitioners working in the field.

This programme can be taken on an individual module basis for continued professional development. Please contact the programme leader for further information.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This is the final module of the MA Choreography programme and successful completion leads to the award of Master of Arts. The module is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue self-initiated research and production, based on an area of their choice. The final project should demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives relevant to students’ practice, contain a coherent implementation of research methodology and pre-production planning, and show evidence of original research. The module is assessed by a negotiated submission of practice and written analysis/presentation, or a fully written dissertation.

Module Overview

This module offers the opportunity to develop and explore the working practice of the technical skills and knowledge required for advanced dance creation and performance. Students can work intensively with a choreographer to develop an ensemble dance performance. Students are exposed to professional working practices and may be given the opportunity to take on further roles typically found within a small scale touring company. Students can participate in weekly technique classes aimed at the continuous development of technical performance. The module works alongside ‘Artist as Researcher’ and ‘Artist as Facilitator’ to prepare students for work as a dance industry professional, which may include freelance performer, rehearsal director, or choreographer.

Module Overview

This module encourages students to consider methods of leading and facilitating dance in different contexts. There is a strong pedagogical focus as well as opportunities to share and refine innovative methodologies for 21st Century learning. Students will be given the opportunity to design and facilitate workshops for specific contexts, whilst engaging with a variety of practices and theories by seminal dance practitioners that have challenged traditional concepts of performance and choreography. This module runs alongside Performance and Collaboration and aims to prepare students for work as freelance practitioners and facilitators.

Module Overview

This module allows students to explore their own independent research interests. Students can develop the practical skills necessary to implement a research style for performance, production, and written material. The module directly addresses the interrelationship between theory and practice, and students are asked to consider their own interests and projects in relation to current research frameworks and methodologies. Students can explore the journey from designing and implementing a research project, to presentation/publication. The module spreads across two terms and works alongside other modules to prepare students for work in the fields of education, research, and choreography.

Module Overview

This module focuses on students’ individual development as a choreographer and creative practitioner. Students will be introduced to a range of choreographic strategies and encouraged to locate their practice in the current contemporary dance landscape. The module promotes critical feedback between peers, and encourages an appreciation of choreography as a continuous creative process. The module culminates in a choreographic work which may be presented at a public showcase in the LPAC theatre.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This is the final module of the MA Choreography programme and successful completion leads to the award of Master of Arts. It is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue self-initiated research and production, based on an area of their choice. The dissertation should demonstrate an understanding of theoretical perspectives pertinent to students’ practice, to contain a coherent implementation of research methodology and pre-production planning, and show evidence of original research. A technical competence commensurate to postgraduate standards is also expected. The module is assessed by a negotiated submission of practice and written analysis.

Module Overview

This module offers the opportunity to develop and explore the working practice of the technical skills and knowledge required for advanced dance creation and performance. Students can work intensively with a choreographer to develop an ensemble dance performance. Students are exposed to professional working practices and may be given the opportunity to take on further roles typically found within a small scale touring company. Students can participate in weekly technique classes aimed at the continuous development of technical performance. The module works alongside ‘Artist as Researcher’ and ‘Artist as Facilitator’ to prepare students for work as a dance industry professional, which may include freelance performer, rehearsal director, or choreographer.

Module Overview

This module encourages students to consider methods of leading and facilitating dance in different contexts. There is a strong pedagogical focus as well as opportunities to share and refine innovative methodologies for 21st Century learning. Students will be given the opportunity to design and facilitate workshops for specific contexts, whilst engaging with a variety of practices and theories by seminal dance practitioners that have challenged traditional concepts of performance and choreography. This module runs alongside Performance and Collaboration and aims to prepare students for work as freelance practitioners and facilitators.

Module Overview

This module allows students to explore their own independent research interests. Students can develop the practical skills necessary to implement a research style for performance, production, and written material. The module directly addresses the interrelationship between theory and practice, and students are asked to consider their own interests and projects in relation to current research frameworks and methodologies. Students can explore the journey from designing and implementing a research project, to presentation/publication. The module spreads across two terms and works alongside other modules to prepare students for work in the fields of education, research, and choreography.

Module Overview

This module focuses on students’ individual development as a choreographer and creative practitioner. Students will be introduced to a range of choreographic strategies and encouraged to locate their practice in the current contemporary dance landscape. The module promotes critical feedback between peers, and encourages an appreciation of choreography as a continuous creative process. The module culminates in a choreographic work which may be presented at a public showcase in the LPAC theatre.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment occurs at the end of each module and consists of the presentation of live works-in-progress, lecture demonstrations, performances, written critical reflection, and documentation.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Assessment occurs at the end of each module and consists of the presentation of live works-in-progress, lecture demonstrations, performances, written critical reflection, and documentation.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials, or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional, students will normally be required to pay their own transport, accommodation, and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and they will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that they are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these and will be responsible for this cost.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials, or equipment required. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for travel and accommodation will be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional, students will normally be required to pay their own transport, accommodation, and general living costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and they will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that they are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these and will be responsible for this cost.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

Entry Requirements 2021-22

First or upper second class honours degree or equivalent professional experience.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Days Taught

Students on this programme should expect to receive 6 hours of contact time per week, and are expected to engage in at least 15 hours of independent self-study per week.

Interviews and Applicant Days

Applicants meeting the criteria will be invited to an audition/interview with the programme leader. A Skype interview can be arranged for international students, alongside a show reel of work to be submitted in advance of the interview.

Career and Personal Development

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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