Master in Performance Studies (Dance)

Master in Performance Studies (Dance)

Master in Performance Studies (Dance)

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Course information

Course code PMPRDPDL0
Postnominal M. PS(Dance)(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 5 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Distance Learning
Total ECTS credits 90
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
This programme integrates theoretical approaches with artistic practices, focusing on the education of concepts, theories and principles in support of creative processes. The course is delivered in intensive two-week blocks, interspersed with independent study supported by a virtual learning environment.
The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of either:

(a) a Bachelor's degree in Dance or a Dance-related subject, with at least Second Class (Honours) or placement in Category II or

(b) a Bachelor's degree in a subject other than Dance or a Dance-related subject, with at least Second Class (Honours) or placement in Category II, together with substantial proven Dance experience or

(c) a professional qualification/qualifications and/or experience deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Board, to satisfy in part, the admission requirements to the Course, provided that applicants may be required to complete a preparatory theoretical programme as specified below.

All applicants who are not in possession of a first degree in Dance shall be interviewed and/or auditioned by a board composed of at least three members. Applicants shall be asked to provide evidence of their professional experience in dance by way of writing sample, performance documentation and video. Applicants unable to attend the interview and dance audition in person may arrange to complete the process through electronic means of communication.

Preparatory Programme

The preparatory programme shall comprise study-units to which 30 credits are assigned and shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

Students shall be required to successfully complete the preparatory programme of study with an average mark of 55% or better prior to their registration for the Course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2018.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Fees - Tuition: Eur 4,800 +
Studio Fees: Eur 1,000
TF per semester: Eur 960
SF per academic year: Eur 500

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 10,800
Yr 1: Eur 5,400; Yr 2: Eur 5,400
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2018/9.

Last Updated: 9 March 2018

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The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.