Professional Practice Dance Technique Pedagogy MA

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 1,650 - (Rs 1,43,008)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Master
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
    October
Description

The MA Professional Practice in Dance Technique Pedagogy is a highly flexible postgraduate qualification designed for newly qualified or experienced dance teachers working in and beyond schools. This is a low residency programme using on line / distance learning, with the opportunity to visit Middlesex University's London campus. The programme has been developed especially to allow you to continue working, integrating your professional expertise with academic learning.



The development of 'self' as a practicing artist/educator is a central focus of this programme, alongside critical reflection on and advancement of one's individual pedagogic practice.



As a core part of the programme you will make a claim for academic credits for your professional experience including Professional Development courses, and / or your professional qualifications, whether...

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What are the course objectives?

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
October
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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Course programme

The MA Professional Practice in Dance Technique Pedagogy is rooted in reflective practice and as such enables you to use your existing skills and knowledge, and find ways to explore your current practice.

This course is divided into three modules with flexibility to pay per module and complete each phase in a timeframe that works with and around your professional commitments and individual ambitions:

Modules
Module 1: Review of Learning (RoL) – 90 credits, approximately 12 weeks

In this module you will review any dance teaching qualifications you already have as well as the prior learning, formal and/or informal, which has contributed to your professional experience. This is a chance for you to better understand how you know what you know, and in some cases discover that you know more than you think you do about your practice.

Through online discussion groups, guidance from your Academic Advisor and your module handbook, you are encouraged to reflect on your prior experiences and learning, culminating in a submission of a portfolio of short essays reflective of your career to date and supportive of your claims for academic credit at level 7. This is also a chance for you to apply any existing credits to this course, with a maximum of 50% of your MA credits achieved by the end of this module.

Module Code: WBS 4510

Module 2: Advanced Practitioner Inquiry – 30 credits, approximately 12 weeks

In this module you will choose an area of dance pedagogy to research in depth and explore any existing work related to your chosen subject. This is a chance for you to not only explore your own work but to look at the work of other practitioners and researchers and explore new paths for your practice.

By the end of this module you will have produced a detailed research proposal that relates to your own professional practice. You will have accessed key sources, gained preliminary investigative experience and critical analytical skills that will further enhance the final phase of this course, as well as your career.

Module Code: WBS 4630

Module 3: Independent Work Based Learning Project – 60 credits, approximately 12 weeks

In this final module you will carry out the research you proposed in the previous module and critically review the implications it has on your chosen area of dance pedagogy. This is a chance for you to explore your chosen subject in greater depth, collect, analyse and evaluate data, articulate your research within an academic framework and through dissemination to your field of practice.

As part of this module you will complete a 6,000 word critical review, give an oral presentation, and produce a professional artefact. The oral presentation and the artefact allow you to find ways other than the written word through which to articulate your research.

On completing this module you will be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills in your chosen area of dance pedagogy, with transferable skills in reflective study, research and critical analysis that are increasingly valuable in today’s competitive job market.

Module Code: WBS 4760

Additional information

The fee for this course is as follows:

Module 1 90 credits
Confirmed via discussion with programme leaders on entry to the programme

Module 2 – 30 credits
UK/EU Students: £1,650
International Students: £2,250

Module 3 – 60 credits
UK/EU Students: £3,300
International Students: £4,500