Central School Of Ballet

MA Choreography - Course Outline & Prospectus

Established in 2011, Central’s MA course in Choreography is designed for professional choreographers who wish to develop their choreographic profile and professional skills. The course has been specifically developed for its flexibility, allowing students to develop critical reflection and research linked to the making of choreography while continuing to work as either a freelance dance practitioner or a dance company member.

The aim is to give students the opportunity to define their individual and unique qualities and develop a creative voice. Collaborative work with other artists such as composers, designers, film makers and theatre professionals may feature in the course.

The making of choreography is at the core of the aims of the MA. The majority of the work is studio based, leading to performances. Students have the opportunity to explore, challenge and develop their own individual choreographic practice. As the course progresses students have a growing awareness of the range of influences informing their work and the processes involved in creating, preparing and rehearsing choreography for public performance.

Critical reflection and research underpins all aspects of the work. The overall aim is to develop choreographers who, through sophisticated research and exploratory practice, can make a distinctive contribution to the dance profession at the highest level.

The course is unique in providing postgraduate study within a professional ballet training context. Central School of Ballet is renowned for its well-established association with many areas of the dance industry, including leading dance companies. The MA in Choreography is validated by the University of Kent and Central School of Ballet is an affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

Christopher Marney, now Artistic Director of Ballet Central, commented on completing Central’s MA Choreography with Distinction, August 2014:

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

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

"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."

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for Central School of Ballet are set by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. The Conservatoire's tuition fees for all UK/ EU postgraduate students are set at £6,777.75 per year, meaning the full fees for the four term MA commencing the course in 2018/19 are £9,218,00

The Tuition Fee Policy 2018-19 can be found here

The course summary is also available to download from the top right of this page.

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