Building on 20 years of collaboration, University of the Arts London (UAL) and London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) at The Place have taken the next step toward a closer relationship by signing a validating partnership agreement. From September 2021, UAL will be the validating authority for the LCDS’ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which will see its students graduate amongst a London-wide network of artists and makers.
Both organisations share the ambition to put the primary focus on the independent artist to create an unprecedented vision for a world with more dance and creativity. This partnership provides a springboard for a closer future with the potential to combine world-leading research and the creation of new performance territories across visual and performing arts.
Main image: Design collaboration between LCDS and Wimbledon College of Arts, 2019. Photograph by Camilla Greenwell