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Ethnochoreology

The MA in Ethnochoreology considers dance in its cultural context. The aim of the course is to provide a thorough grounding in the theory of, and methods in, ethnochoreology and to consider dance within its academic framework. It provides an invaluable foundation for those wishing to pursue dance research to doctoral level.

Introduction
The MA in Ethnochoreology is a one-year, full-time taught programme that considers dance in its cultural context. By applying theoretical concepts developed in the Social Sciences and by testing these within the context of field research, Ethnochoreology provides an alternative approach to the study of Irish Traditional Dance, popular Dance and World Dance. This approach embraces Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Area Studies and Education in addition to other relevant areas in Dance Studies.

Objectives
The aim of the course is to provide a thorough grounding in the theory of, and methods in, ethnochoreology and to consider dance within its academic framework. It provides an invaluable foundation for those wishing to pursue dance research to doctoral level.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A primary degree in a suitable discipline with first or second class honours or an approved professional qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).
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.

What to include with your application
•Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
•English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)
•A one page supporting statement
•A copy of your birth certificate

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 year

Careers or further progression

Career areas:
The programme is particularly beneficial for students wishing to pursue careers in the following: dance research, performance studies, media studies, dance education, arts development, heritage and tourism, and humanitarian and cultural organisations.

Further enquiries

Dr Catherine Foley, Course Director
The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance
Tel: 061 202 922
Fax: 061 202 589
Email: catherine.foley@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
DA5001 Ethnochoreology: History and Theory
MD6021 Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques
DA6021 Dance Ethnography
MD6031 Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
MD6041 Introduction to Ritual Studies

Options:
students can choose one option from the list below
•MD6051 Independent Study 1
•MD6061 Introduction to Somatics 1
•MD6091 Professional Development for the Performing Arts
•MD6071 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1
•MD6081 Critical Engagements with Irish Traditional Music

Semester 2
MD6042 Current Issues in Ethnochoreology
DA5022 World Dance Survey
DA6002 Critical Encounters with Irish Traditional Dance

Options: students can choose one option from the list below
•MD6052 Independent Study 2
•BR5001 Broadening Through Awareness, Activism and the Arts (Postgraduate)
•MD6062 Critical Contexts for Arts Management and Cultural Policy
•MD6072 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 2
•MD6082 Choreography-for-Camera
•MD6092 Introduction to Somatics 2

Semester 3: MD5522 Final Presentation

Application date

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

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

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 10/Sep/2018

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