Course Details

Course Code:
MAIDSTTFAD
Available:
Full-Time
Duration:
1 year
Award:
Masters
Faculty: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name: Dr Mats Melin
Address: The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance Email: mats.melin@ul.ie Telephone: 353-61-202542 Fax: 00 353-61-202589

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Brief Description

This MA programme considers Irish dance practices within cultural, historical and practice-based perspectives. Students on the programme critically engage with relevant literature and dance practices and undertake field research in a relevant Irish dance study of their choice.

The MA in Irish Dance Studies programme is a one-year, full-time taught postgraduate programme. It considers Irish dance practices within cultural, historical and practice-based perspectives. Students on the programme critically engage with relevant literature and dance practices and undertake field research in a relevant Irish dance study of their choice. They also have the opportunity to interact with students on other related programmes at the Irish World Academy. The aim of the programme is to provide students with contextual, historical and embodied knowledge relating to different Irish dance practices. It also provides an invaluable foundation for those wishing to pursue dance research to doctoral level.

Autumn Spring Summer
  • Repertoire and Style in Irish Traditional Dance Performance 1 (12 credits) MD6021
  • Dance Ethnography (6 credits) DA6021
  • Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques (3 credits) MD6021
  • Introduction to Ritual Studies (3 credits)  MD6041

Options: (pick 2 x 3 credits each)

  • Independent Study 1
  • Media Technologies for Performing Arts & Arts Research
  • Introduction to Somatics 1
  • Critical engagements with Irish Traditional Music
  • Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1
  • Broadening: introduction to Placemaking
  • Colloquium 1
  • History of Irish Traditional Dance (12 credits) DA5031
  • Repertoire and Style in Irish Traditional Dance Performance 2 (12 credits) DA5102

Options: (Pick 2 x 3 credits each)

  • Independent Study 2
  • Introduction to Somatics 2
  • Critical Contexts for Arts Management and Cultural Policy
  • Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 2
  • Broadening through Awareness, Activism, and the Arts
  • Choreography for camera
  • Colloquium 2
  • MD5522 Final Presentation

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

A primary degree in a suitable discipline with first or second class honours or an approved professional qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland).  An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material.

What to Include with your Application

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • A one page supporting statement
  • A copy of your birth certificate/passport
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    AND
    • English language competency certificate

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Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, any interviews or auditions (as required by the Course Director) during the application process will now take place virtually.

 

EU - €6,800 

Non- EU - €15,800

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email student.fees.office@ul.ie.)

 

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The programme is particularly beneficial for students wishing to pursue careers in the following: dance research, performance studies, Irish studies, media studies, dance education, arts development, heritage and tourism, and cultural organisations.