Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Course Introduction

The MFA Choreography offer a stimulating environment in which to explore and develop your choreographic practice and expertise. Whether you?re in the early stages of your career or an experienced dance artist, these programmes present opportunities to engage with contemporary ideas, concepts and propositions within the choreographic field.

Course Details

The MFA Extended Project is a self-directed module during which you consolidate your independent choreographic perspectives and practice. You will create and present a substantial body of work that evidences your capacity to research and realise your ideas as a coherent choreographic project.


A primary focus of the programme is to offer a series of learning and teaching scenarios which support students to develop as innovative, independent choreographers. Students are encouraged to take initiatives to review their current practice, and to engage in critical dialogue with their work from a variety of perspectives. The modules two of which are intensives, also support the student to review and redefine their individual fields of artistic interest. Two of the modules offered in the taught component provide opportunities for collaborative exchanges with other artistic practice and encourage a reflexive attitude through collaborative encounters with other artists and art forms.

The MFA Extended Project undertaken in the second year offers a period of sustained enquiry and critical engagement.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £5,200 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £5,200 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £11,750 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants are expected to have a significant level of choreographic experience and/or an appropriate first degree (or an equivalent qualification). We encourage applications from: professional choreographers wishing to re-invigorate, broaden or consolidate their practice; emerging choreographers intending to interrogate their practice and develop independent choreographic perspectives; and recently graduated dance artists showing a commitment to develop their choreographic practice. MFA applicants should demonstrate their capacity to undertake self-directed research and propose a project that warrants the depth and breadth afforded by an extended time frame. The choice between an MA or an MFA programme of study will depend upon your prior experience and future aspirations. MFA applicants should also submit an initial project proposal, outlining the following: The reasons they wish to carry out an independent project over one academic year Their suitability for extended independent research in the context of an MFA Choreography The nature of their intended research and a draft projected timeline with indicated outputs of research (which is understandably subject to change) An interview (phone/Skype interview is acceptable) will also be required.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants for whom English is not their first language should demonstrate proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS 7.0. In addition, meeting external requirements of UK Visas and Immigration is essential.