Singapore Raffles Music College.

Master of Arts in Dance

  • Intakes: March, September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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The Master of Arts in Dance (MA Dance) course is the perfect choice for anyone looking to excel in the competitive and demanding dance industry. Delivered in Singapore, the course builds on the vibrancy and diversity of the local arts scene to deliver a curriculum that meets the unique needs of professional dance practitioners in the creative industries. The course is structured upon three key areas of development: Performance, Creative, and Research to direct the students’ learning.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to refine your technical skills, enhance your creativity, and further develop your analytical abilities. The Performance strand will challenge you to further refine your craft as a critically informed practitioner of dance, while the Creative strand will provide you with deeper insights into the forefront of creative jobs within the industry. The Research strand will help you develop advanced analytical and self-management abilities through practical applications of research.
The MA Dance approaches dance as a complex and multifaceted art form that requires sensitivity, creativity, and intellectual engagement. Through practical modules such as Performance Practice: Screen and Media, and Performance Practice: Global Discourses, you will be able to hone your performance skills and take your artistry to the next level. Through creative modules such as Dance Production and The Reflexive Dance Educator, you will be exposed to the contemporary debates and literature of the industry as well as innovative approaches towards performing and teaching. This will further enhance your employability after graduation.

The course places a strong emphasis on academic rigor and research as well. You will undergo Critical Discussions in Dance and PG Research Methods, which will strengthen your academic understanding of the dance discipline and provide you with the skillsets needed to conduct successful research. You will also embark on a semester-long Masters Project focusing on an area of research of your choice, which will allow you to apply your knowledge and skills in a real-world context.

Whether you are an aspiring performer, choreographer, dance educator, or researcher, this course is designed to nurture your potential and help you achieve your career goals. With a carefully curated curriculum that focuses on practical and theoretical development, this course will help you thrive in the ever-changing dance industry.



Graduates will receive a Master of Arts in Dance conferred by University of West London.


  • At least 20 years old
  • An honours (2:1) degree in dance, or dance-based subject such as theatre studies, drama, or performing arts, or
  • An honours (2:1) degree in a subject such as visual arts, sports science, cultural studies, film studies, media studies, with dance experience showing engagement in the creation/production of dance performance, or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning will be considered in line with the UWL Academic Regulations
  • Pass the Auditions (Advanced Level of RAD, or equivalent)
  • Pass English Language Requirements


English Language Requirements

  • English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening), or equivalent, or
  • Singapore Raffles Music College’s English Placement Test/ Singapore Raffles Music College’s Certificate in English – Highest Advanced, or
  • Qualifications on Entry provided by student were undertaken in the English Language, or
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) – will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study.

ONE (1) Year Course

Year One

  • Performance Practice: Screen and Media
  • Performance Practice: Global Discourse
  • Critical Discussions in Dance
  • Dance Production
  • The Reflexive Dance Facilitator
  • PG Research Methods
  • Masters Project


Tuition Fee  16,276.15
Non-Tuition Fees  
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fee 2,350.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fee 2,250.00
Total Course Fee  20,876.15
University Fees 4,000.00
Membership Fee 1,500.00
Goods & Services Tax  2,373.85
Total Payable Fee  28,750.00


Additional Fees S($)
Fee Protection Premium (For Fee Protection Scheme)*  800.00
Evaluation Fee** 1,000.00

*All courses have a Fee Protection Premium

**If applicable.

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Note: All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at a rate of 9%. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.

In Budget 2022, the Minister for Finance of Singapore announced that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate will be increased from:
(i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and
(ii) 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024.

Kindly refer to this link to understand how the GST rate change will affect consumers.


Students must gain 180 modular credits to graduate, by passing the assessment requirements for each module.


awarded by University of West London.



Master of Arts in Dance


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