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Dance

University of Surrey

48 months
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17600 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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About

Students in the Dance programme of the University of Surrey with a supportive and collegiate research experience within our conservatoire, the Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

Overview

Why choose this programme

Our research, which encompasses traditional and practice-based forms, addresses performance in history and contemporary culture.  It ranges from Shakespeare to performance philosophy and includes:

  • work in theatre history 
  • contemporary dance 
  • performance and the nonhuman 
  • actor training 
  • musical theatre 
  • performance and cognitive science 
  • mental health and disability arts.  

In the Dance programme of the University of Surrey you will benefit from first-class conservatoire facilities including: a 200-seat theatre, 15 rehearsal studios, six performance studios, an art gallery, a design studio, digital media labs, and high-quality recording facilities. The University Library also hosts the long-standing and internationally renowned National Resource Centre for Dance.

We’re also part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s TECHNE doctoral training partnership, which offers funding and a fully formed training programme for academic, professional and early-career development.

Programme Structure

Research themes

  • Contemporary dance and dance theatre
  • Dance on screen and new media
  • Dance scenography
  • Choreography
  • Kinaesthesia, proprioception and kinaesthetic empathy
  • Performance Philosophy, especially Deleuzian and phenomenological approaches

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For all our research degrees in performing arts, entry is on the basis of a good honours degree and usually an MA in a relevant arts subject or appropriate professional experience.
  • Candidates submitting proposals that include practice-based research will be required to evidence appropriate experience and expertise in the relevant area of practice.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17600 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Part time:

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £8,800

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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