Master in Performance Studies (Dance) (Preparatory Programme)

Master in Performance Studies (Dance) (Preparatory Programme)

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Course title Master in Performance Studies (Dance) (Preparatory Programme)
Course code UPPMPRDFDL
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level NA
Duration 1 Semester
Mode of attendance Full-time Distance Learning
Total ECTS credits 30
Delivered by School of Performing Arts
The preparatory programme is aimed to ensure that you will gain the required standard for admission to the course leading to the degree of Master in Performance Studies (Dance), since the course is intended if you do not possess a first degree in Dance or a Dance-related subject. As an interested applicant, you should have existing knowledge and skills in practical studies of Dance, as the programme will focus specifically on Study Skills, with ideas and concepts drawn from Dance Analysis and Dance History to form the fundamental basis of preparatory study. You will be given a handbook containing all the details of the course and will be given regular on-line tutorials and feedback through individual and group skype sessions. You are expected to commit at least 10 hours weekly to your individual study. All assignments should be completed by the end of July in the year of study.

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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 February 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

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After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 900

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 4,250
By the end of the course, you will:

• Have the basic foundation to be allowed to enrol in the Master in Performance Studies.
• Understand basic theoretical and practical principles related to the variety of performance.
• Have a basic understanding of contemporary dance contexts.
• Be able to grasp the foundation of dance interpretation and techniques associated with it.
• Be historically aware of 20th Century dance.
If you are interested in performance studies (dance) and would like to pursue an academic education for a future career in the field, then this is the ideal course for you.
As a graduate of this course, you will be able to enrol in the Master in Performance Studies, which will prepare you for a profession in a performance related career.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 3 December 2021

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