Professional Award in Benesh Movement Notation (PABMN)

This part time distance learning programme provides a thorough grounding in the principles and usage of the Benesh Movement Notation (BMN) system for all those with an interest in the observation, analysis and recording of all forms of human movement. During the course of the programme, you will learn the fundamental principles and full sign vocabulary of the BMN system and how to apply these in various movement contexts.

The programme is made up of six modules split into two parts. Two modules are studied per year, enabling students to complete all six modules in 3 years. There are two possible starting points during the year: January and July.

A sound knowledge and experience of dance is recommended for all students undertaking the PABMN programme.  Students who achieve an overall mark of Distinction in PABMN are eligible to study the Professional Diploma in Benesh Movement Notation.

The following forms should be completed and returned (along with payment of the non-refundable registration fee) by the applicable deadline – see table below. All prospective students should read the PABMN Terms and Conditions before applying.

PABMN application closing dates

Application deadline: For start in:
1 November 2024 January 2025
1 May 2025 July 2025