London Contemporary Dance School is launching a new Master of Arts programme focusing on the artistic practice, curation and scholarship of Screendance. The course will commence in September 2018.
The programme offers further exploration by practicing artists already making work for screen who are seeking to develop their practical, professional and creative skills. It will be the only MA in the world that currently specialises in Screendance. It will be ideal for practitioners who may be working in isolation across the globe, providing the opportunity to be at the heart of a creative community pushing an artform forward, and bringing the work to a wider audience.
The programme will subject dance filmmaking to critical investigation while exploring the intersections between choreography and moving image. It will test and challenge individual practice, bringing it into a contemporary critical context, encourage the need to foster connections in the industry and develop an understanding of programming and curation. The demands of the course are by no means modest, however as the only course of its kind, there are many opportunities to see this succeed.
The London Contemporary Dance School – as part of London’s The Place – places a strong emphasis on creating a community of learning and on learner-centered teaching, particularly in seminars and personal tutorials based on ideas, interests, skills and artistic practice. This helps to create autonomous learners who do not always require leading through their studies.
Modules are designed to provide an individual learning experience which focuses on artistic practice, within critical, contextual, technical and professional development.