Contemporary Dance - Postgraduate Diploma

Contemporary Dance - Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma aims to provide students with full time intensive training as part of the mapdance company.  The audition process is rigorous and this route is suitable for students who wish to commit to developing their professional skills through the creation and touring of repertory works.  Established in 2006 mapdance has toured work internationally in programmes that include commissioned choreography from Pete Shenton (New Art Club); Kerry Nichols (K/N/D/C); Nik Haffner (ex Forsythe) and Liz Aggiss. Nigel Charnock, Saju Hari, Matteo Fargion, Keira Martin, Charlie Morrissey, Jorge Crecis and Yael Flexer. The 2013/14 Repertory is being created with Liz Aggiss, Kerry Nicholls, Gary Clarke and Hagit Bar as well as the restaging of Yael Flexer’s Undoing ‘Undone’.  Performers studying for the Postgraduate Diploma do not present a dissertation but are able to develop skills to support their practice with the opportunity to select one optional module. Students undertaking the Pedagogical Approaches module take part in educational work on tour linked to the mapdance repertory.

Indicative Course Content

This course comprises two core modules and one optional module:

Core subjects

·         Repertory 1 (60 Credits)

·         Techniques for Performance (30 Credits

Option Subjects

·         Dance Writing and Performance (30 credits)

·         New Media and Performance Practice (30 credits)



To gain a Postgraduate Diploma, students need to complete modules equivalent to 120 credits.


This is course is open to full time students only and runs for 11 months from September.  All sessions are held at the Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester.  Most modules operate during the daytime, with some from 1800 hrs to 2100 hrs mid-week.  There are occasional weekends.  When touring during February – June, the schedule can be intensive.

Home/EU Fees 2014 (2015 fees tbc)

1 Year taught £9270.00

Alumni Discount 10% for students applying within five years of completion of an undergraduate course at Chichester.

Overseas Fees 2014 (2015 tbc):  £12,260.00

Please download these documents for Applications:

Reference Form for Postgraduate Study

University of Chichester Application Form

The Audition dates are: Monday 16 March 2015 (Chichester), Tuesday 14 April ( London Greenwich Dance Agency, London),Tuesday 19 May (Chichester) and Wednesday 17th June (Chichester)

Fact File
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Application Details:
Length of Programme: This course is open to full time students only and runs for 11 months from September. All sessions are held at the Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester.
Entry Requirements: Dance degree - 2:2 or other related subject or qualification, relevant professional experience or an academic qualification equivalent to a degree plus relevant professional experience. All candidates wishing to follow the Performance route must demonstrate advanced level performance skills at audition consisting of ballet, contemporary technique, repertory workshop and interview.
Interview: Yes
Campus Info: Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
Combinations: No combined courses