Dance Performance

The MA 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.

Key Fact
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.

Subjects taught

Programme Content: Irish Traditional Dance Performance

Autumn Semester

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

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Professional Development for the Performing Arts
• Interdisciplinary Improvisation
• Colloquium 1
• Independent Study 1
• Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques

Spring Semester

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

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Introduction to Somatics 2
• Colloquium 2
• Independent Study 2
• Broadening Through Awareness Activism and the Arts

Summer Semester
• Final Presentation

Programme Content: Contemporary Dance Performance

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

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Colloquium 1
• Professional Development for the Performing Arts
• Interdisciplinary Improvisation
• Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques
• Broadening through Awareness, Activism and the Arts
• Independent Study 1

Spring Semester
• Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 2
• Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 2
• Choreography for Camera
• Writing and the Documentation of Art Practice 2
• Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural

Policy Options: students can choose one option from the list below
• Introduction to Somatics 2
• Colloquium 2
• Independent Study 2

Entry requirements

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.

Application dates

What to include with your application

Qualification transcripts and certificates

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where
English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, any interviews or auditions (as required by the Course Director) during the application process will now take place virtually.

Duration

1 year Full Time

Fees

An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

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

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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