MA Irish Traditional Dance Programme of Study

Programme of Study

The course is a one year *, full-time, taught programme. It consists of six three- credit modules (4 core modules and 2 elective modules) of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals; these are divided equally between two fifteen-week semesters.

The core modules address theoretical and practical aspects within the field of Irish and western dance performance studies.

The elective modules are self-directed programmes of study which allow students to specialise further in an area of their programme specialisation or to select a project based on expertise available in the other areas of study available at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance including:

  • Dance Performance (Irish Traditional Dance or Contemporary Dance Performance)
  • Ethnochoreology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Irish Traditional Music
  • Classical String Performance
  • Chant
  • Ritual Studies
  • Music Education

In addition a substantial final presentation is submitted at the end of the programme.

Applicants wishing to discuss the programme may contact the Course Director

Careers:

The programme is beneficial for students wishing to pursue careers in Irish traditional dance performance, artistic directorship, solo choreography and performance, arts, dance education and dance development.

* Students may be permitted to extend their study over a second full-time year subject to a available places, the agreement of the course director and the head of the IWAMD.

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