About the course
This brand new MA is offered by North East dance organisation Dance City in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The course is delivered by Dance City, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and validated by the University of Sunderland.The course is a practice-based qualification which offers new and recent dance graduates the opportunity to develop their dance practice and technique, learn and develop choreography and perform their work. Dance Technique:Advanced technical training in ballet and contemporary stylesComplementary techniques pilates, fitness training, strength and conditioningDance Performance:Rigorous and detailed study of selected repertoire worksDevelopment and performance of 3 x newly commissioned worksTouring of created works Professional Contexts:Development and realisation of a choreographed work, delivery of teaching sessions or a cross-arts project (film, installation etc). MA participants will be part of a touring company creating exciting new work, led by nationally acclaimed choreographers. Daily technique classes as well as regular workshops will ensure the company is well prepared to perform extensively across the UK.The course will be based at Dance Citys flagship venue in Newcastle and brand new studios at The Fire Station in Sunderland. Dance City are at the interface of the professional and education sector and have extensive skills in working with and in the professional sector and within the student marketplace, hosting hundreds of students each year.
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Masters Degree
1 Year
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October, 2023 Duration 1 Year Course fee GBP
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University of Sunderland

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The University of Sunderland is a global institution. It is a highly respected UK university that combines academic excellence with fantastic student support and pastoral care. Sunderland is proud of its long-established commitment to widening participation, world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of its societies and economies. The University is committed to applying sustainable principles across all of business interests. It is proud to be an innovative, accessible and inspirational university.
Sunderland has been providing education since 1901, it offers a rich and high-quality education and facilities. The university offers life-changing opportunities to thousands of students across the world, in partner colleges and four main sites at Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. It is research active, with ten areas of world leading’ research. The students will gain an internationally-recognized qualification and also the skills, experience and knowledge they need to develop a career wherever the students choose to go in the world. Its forward-thinking teaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities and strong links to world-renowned companies will provide students with the support they need to embark on their career journey.
The university has a wide range of academic departments, offering short, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the arts ad creative industries, sciences, computing, engineering and manufacturing, sport, education, law and tourism and more.
The City Campus is at the centre of the modern city, and home to its main administration and support services, a state of the art library and lecture halls, and Olympic-standard sporting facilities, City Space.
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City Campus is at the centre of our modern city and is home to our main administration and support services, library, lecture halls and our excellent sport facilities at CitySpace. It is also the Centre for the University’s Art and Design courses and the Northern Centre of Photography. The Campus is also home to our main Sciences provision, housing our world-famous Pharmacy School, our Living Labs, School of Nursing and the newly established School of Medicine.