MA in Dance Performance From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The MA in Dance Performance is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme. It is unique in that it facilitates two independent streams of dance, Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance. Although independent, interactivity between these two dance genres is facilitated in the form of shared workshops, seminars and electives. The programme offers advanced tuition in both forms of dance and is designed to cater for the creative and artistic needs of contemporary and Irish traditional dancers. Objectives The programme provides a learning environment for advanced performance in either Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance; it explores aspects of repertoire and style within each of the two performance genres and it facilitates interactivity through the elective system with other related areas of study.


 

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 15,800

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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 Irish Traditional Dance Performance

Semester 1

 

  • DA6041 Embodying Irish Dance Practices 1
  • DA5111 Dance Practicum 1
  • MD6031 Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
  • MD6071 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1
  • MD6061 Introduction to Somatics 1


Options: students can choose one option from the list below
 

  • MD6091 Professional Development for the Performing Arts
  • MD6101 Interdisciplinary Improvisation
  • MD6111 Colloquium 1
  • MD6051 Independent Study 1
  • MD6021 Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques


Semester 2
 

  • DA6032 Embodying Irish Dance Practice 2
  • DA5112 Dance Practicum 2
  • MD6082 Choreography for Camera
  • MD6072 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 2
  • MD6062 Critical Contexts for Arts Management and Cultural Policy


Options: students can choose one option from the list below
 

  • MD6092 Introduction to Somatics 2
  • MD6102 Colloquium 2
  • MD6052 Independent Study 2
  • BR5001 Broadening Through Awareness Activism and the Arts


Contemporary Dance Performance

Semester 1
 

  • DA6031 Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 1
  • DA5141 Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 1
  • MD6031 Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
  • MD6061 Introduction to Somatics 1
  • MD6071 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1


Options: students can choose one option from the list below
 

  • MD6111 Colloquium 1
  • MD6091 Professional Development for the Performing Arts
  • MD6101 Interdisciplinary Improvisation
  • MD6021 Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques
  • BR5001 Broadening through Awareness, Activism and the Arts
  • MD6051 Independent Study 1


Semester 2
 

  • DA6022 Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 2
  • DA5142 Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 2
  • MD6082 Choreography for Camera
  • MD6072 Writing and the Documentation of Art Practice 2
  • MD6062 Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural


Policy Options: students can choose one option from the list below
 

  • MD6092 Introduction to Somatics 2
  • MD6102 Colloquium 2
  • MD6052 Independent Study 2
  • A primary degree with first or second class honours or an equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). An equivalent capability based on prior professional experience.
  • An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

The programme is beneficial for students wishing to pursue careers in dance performance, artistic directorship, and arts development.

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