How to apply


Thank you for your interest in applying for a course at NSCD. We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. We audition all applicants and our audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses.

Applications open: Sunday 1st October 2017

Applications close MA Contemporary Dance Performance (VERVE/PAS): Sunday 7th January 2018 or 1 week prior to the audition if you are attending an overseas audition. (Hong Kong & Shanghai by 1st November)

Applications close MA Dance & Creative Enterprise: Sunday 20th May 2018

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What do I need to know before I apply?

Before applying for a course, please read the following:
Fees and Finance

Course Information & Entry Requirements:
MA Contemporary Dance Performance (VERVE)
MA Contemporary Dance Performance (PAS)
MA Dance & Creative Enterprise

When and where are the auditions?

MA Performance:  The first round auditions, for both VERVE & PAS, will be held at NSCD in mid-January 2018. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to either the VERVE Recall audition and/or the Company Auditions.

MA Dance & Creative Enterprise: Applicants do not need to attend an audition but instead need to submit examples of their work online.

Full details are available in the following pdf document:
MA Audition Types, Venues and Dates (pdf)

What information do I need to prepare for my application & what does the audition involve?

Applicants can apply for any or all of our MA courses in one application and will therefore only pay one application/audition fee of £50.  Full details can be found in the pdf documents below:

MA Performance Application & Audition Information (pdf)
MA Dance & Creative Enterprise Application & Submission Information (pdf)

Apply and book an audition

On-line MA Application Form Link

Being offered a place

When will I find out if I have been offered a place?
MA Audition Outcomes (pdf)

What will I need to know if I’m offered a place?
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Need more information?

For any further queries, please contact NSCD Admissions Team:
T: 0113 219 3050/3013