*Subject to validation
● Work in partnership with students from other performing arts disciplines
● Build your confidence and technical and critical skills
● Option to complete an internship relevant to your specialism
Dance at Winchester focuses on the academic study of dance, preparing you for a career in teaching, lecturing, research, choreography, dance dramaturgy or dance facilitation. It is also suitable if you are a professional interested in honing your analytical and critical skills, out of a passion for the subject or in order to change career direction. The programme provides you with a firm grounding in the critical theories and dramaturgical structures of musical theatre that are necessary for analysing, critiquing, choreographing or facilitating dance practice. You are encouraged to engage with academic literature, case studies and each other by reflecting on your own experiences.
The suite of Masters programmes in the Department of Performing Arts draws together students on courses in Theatre Studies, Musical Theatre and Dance. You work together on modules in Critical Theories and Dramaturgy (Analysis and Composition) and in the optional intensive practical module, benefiting from interdisciplinary interactions, debates and discussions. Over the duration of the course, you develop skills in independent and critical learning, building your confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis, with the support of staff.
You specialise through your choice of optional module and through supervision of Research Preparation and Dissertation modules. Optional modules include Theatre Stories, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Performance Now, and Dance Facilitation. The programme can be taken entirely by distance/blended learning, but Intensive Practice, Extending the Voice, and Physical Skills 3 are only available on campus and may be subject to audition.
The course prepares you for a range of careers, including research, teaching in schools or at further and higher education levels, the entertainment industry, the performance sector and production-related work, and outreach and facilitatory roles in community and social care settings.
Intended employment route for graduates include:
• Research or archival based careers
• Teaching in schools, and at FE and HE levels
• Entertainment industry – criticism, dance dramaturgy etc.
• Performance sector and production related – dance, production support
• Community and social care settings - outreach and facilitatory roles
*Subject to Validation
'Validation' is the process by which the University approves a new programme to ensure that it provides a distinct, high-quality academic experience for students, that enables them to acquire the necessary academic knowledge, understanding, general and subject-specific skills required to pursue a graduate level career. In the unlikely event that a programme is not validated then we will do our best to find you an alternative programme within the University.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Suitable for applicants from:
UK, EU, World
Learning and teaching
Start Dates: September
Teaching takes place: Daytime
Distance learning available
The University aims to shape 'confident learners' by enabling students to develop the skills to excel in their studies here and be transferable to further studies or the employment market. Staff and students form a community of learners who, together and independently, seek to generate and exchange knowledge. Over the duration of the course, students develop independent and critical learning, building confidence and expertise progressively through independent and collaborative research, problem solving, and analysis with the support of staff. Students take responsibility for their own learning and are encouraged to make use of the wide range of available learning resources available.
In addition to the formally scheduled contact time (i.e. lectures, seminars etc), students are encouraged to access academic support from staff within the course team, personal tutors and the wide range of services to students within the University.
Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester.
Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes.
Further details on assessment types can be found by attending an open evening or contacting our teaching staff.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures section.
Candidates are expected to have attained a first or 2.1 Honours degree in Dance or Choreography or a related subject or to have equivalent professional experience and training.
If English is not your first language:
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent
All applicants with appropriate qualifications will be interviewed. Some designated optional modules are subject to an audition conducted by the programme team.
Course enquiries and applications
Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message
International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023
Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section.
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Year 1 (Level 7)
|Dramaturgies: Analysis and composition||20|
Theatre Stories 20 credits
British Theatre 1945-2015 20 credits
Performance Now 20 credits
Cultural Entrepreneurship 20 credits
Internship 20 credits
Dance Facilitation 20 credits
Extending the Voice (subject to audition) (only available on campus) 20 credits
Physical Skills 3 (subject to audition) (only available on campus) 20 credits
Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.
Course Tuition Fees
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man
Full-time entry | £6,500
Part-time entry | £3,250 p/a
Total Cost | £6,500
Full-time entry | £12,950
Part-time entry | £6,475 p/a
Total Cost | £12,950
As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services.
Attendance in Winchester for intensive study blocks of practical work that can’t be facilitated online. Attendance at dance performances as objects of study.
Bursaries, scholarships and awards
We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards section.
Key course details
- 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
- Typical offer
- First or 2.1 Honours degree in Dance or Choreography
- King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, Winchester