Scholarships available: MA Contemporary Dance Performance

Where: University of Limerick, Ireland

Deadline for Non-EU Scholarship: Friday 24th FEB 2017
Deadline for General Scholarship: Friday 26th MAY 2017

Scholarships are available for the MA Contemporary Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Established in 1999, the MA Contemporary Dance Performance is a one-year full-time programme. It offers advanced tuition in contemporary/post-modern dance techniques in the form of daily class and intensive workshops. It provides students with the opportunity to work on a range of performance and dance-film projects with internationally renowned guest choreographers and tutors. Students are introduced to a range of theoretical approaches to support them to clarify, through writing, themes that emerge from of their studio-based practice/research. In addition, they have the opportunity to participate in the Light Moves Festival of Screendance, a collaboration between the University of Limerick and Dance Limerick.

For detailed information on the programme see: http://www.irishworldacademy.i e/postgraduate-programmes/ma-c ontemporary-dance/

Stepping Stones Scholarships for Non-EU Students
These scholarships target international students on taught MA programmes at the Academy who have a demonstrable record in a performance and/or academic specialisation relevant to a programme of study at the Academy.
Priority will be given to:
– applicants experiencing demonstrable financial challenges
– applicants from parts of the world underrepresented at the Academy
– applicants with projects that resonate with the spirit of the Stepping Stones initiative: equality of arts practices, an interdisciplinary vision, and desire to build bridges between arts practices
– applicants for programmes with a higher number of available places
The closing date for the Stepping Stones Scholarships for Non-EU students is 4pm, Friday 24th February.

General Stepping Stones Scholarships
These scholarships are open to all applicants to taught MA programmes at the Academy. There are three €1,000 general scholarships available.
Priority will be given to:
– applicants experiencing demonstrable financial challenges
– applicants with projects that resonate with the spirit of the Stepping Stones initiative: equality of arts practices, an interdisciplinary vision, and desire to build bridges between arts practice
– applicants for programmes with a higher number of available places
The closing date for General Stepping Stones Scholarships is 4pm, Friday 26th May.

Application process:

  • Applicants must apply for the programme through the normal university procedures.
  • In the application form, where a candidate is asked to indicate how they will fund their study, they should indicate that they will be applying for a Stepping Stones scholarship (they should also include other forms of funding as appropriate).
  • The initial application for the scholarship should be coordinated by the course director of the programme. If a candidate has been offered a place on the programme and wishes to apply for the scholarship, they should send the following to the course director:

(1) A personal letter indicating how their application meets the scholarship criteria

(2) A letter from one of the referees included on their application form, indicating how their application meets the scholarship criteria

Once the course director has received this information and is satisfied that he/she would like to support this application to their programme, he/she should include a letter of support with the two letters from the applicant, as well as a copy of the application form and any relevant audition materials. This material should be forwarded to the Associate Director who will arrange to review applications with the Director and relevant course directors.

Contact details:
Course Director Mary.Wycherley@ul.ie

For Further info on Scholarships see: http://www.irishworldacademy.i e/stepping-stones-scholarship/

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