MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice & Gill Clarke Bursaries
Postgraduate programme providing rigorous learning and research opportunity for dance and cross-disciplinary artists who wish to focus on embodied practices

Where: Course venues are Trinity Laban and Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, UK

When: September 2020

Now in its tenth year, MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice run by Trinity Laban, Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance is open to application to artists wishing to start the course in Autumn 2020. It is designed to provide a flexible programme of study and an environment of rigorous creative enquiry, supporting practicing artists in their further development. Studio practice is accompanied by reflective and theoretical study; modules are devised to be conversant with one another, allowing for an interdisciplinary approach individual research. Areas of study range across perspectives, including theoretical and philosophical underpinning of arts practice, in visual art, film making, writing and embodied practice and other disciplines.

Two core modules, Embodied Practice and Investigative Practice, are delivered in the Siobhan Davies Studios, placing them in a professional studio context.

The course can be taken full or part time, and there is the option to complete the course as an MA or an MFA.

Alumni of the course include artists and practitioners from Brazil, Mexico, USA, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden as well as the UK.

Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance are offering bursaries of between 5k – 8k to support students on the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway. The bursaries, named after founder Gill Clarke, are supported by The Leverhulme Trust.

International and UK-based students are eligible for bursary awards.

To be able to apply for a bursary, you must have applied and been accepted onto the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway.

Other funding is also available from Trinity Laban – follow this link to find out more:

(Image credit: alumni Ben McEwen and research group, Cascades Project)

How to apply:
For details on how to apply please see the Trinity Laban website. (

On-time deadline for applications (for academic year 2020/21): 15 June 2020
Gill Clarke Bursary deadline: 22 June 2020
Applications for the course can be submitted after this date, but won’t be eligible for the Gill Clarke Bursary.

Costs for participants:
Find full info on course fees on the Trinity Laban website:

Contact details:
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