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Central School Of Ballet

MA Choreography - Course Outline

The course is aimed at emerging choreographers and professional dancers with a choreographic portfolio. This unique opportunity provides the intellectual and cultural framework to develop an understanding of choreography focussed on exploring and investigating choreographic practice.

Students completing the MA will extend their choreographic profile and professional skills through studio based work, independent research, taught elements, public performance and mentor support. The focus will be on ballet choreography, although other movement techniques such as contemporary dance and the relationship to other art forms can be explored.

As a feature of the programme, MA participants may have the opportunity to have their work toured nationally in professional theatres, working collaboratively with dancers, composers, designers and theatre professionals as part of the creative process.

The course is validated by the University of Kent and runs for three or four terms, providing scope for individuals to extend their choreographic profile and professional skills.

As an individually tailored course, the cohort size is kept deliberately small. The MA consists of 5 modules, however there is an option to complete the first 4 modules and gain a Post Graduate Diploma.

"Having been a student under Christopher Gable's direction, I learnt the importance of telling a story through dance. At Central his teaching continue to inspire new generations of dance actors. l'm thrilled to have returned to the school under the auspices of its MA."

Christopher Marney, on completing the MA Choreography with Distinction, August 2014

"The MA course has enabled me to develop exponentially as a choreographer. I have gained valuable insight into a range of ideas and techniques which combine to enhance my creative process and enable me to more effectively achieve my choreographic goals. It has been a precious and focused opportunity and I look forward to using this experience as a catalyst to drive my work in the future."

Kit Holder, on completing the MA Choreography with Distinction, August 2015

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