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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Nurture your skills as a performer, dance maker and facilitator on our BA (Hons) Dance course. Preparing you for life as an independent dance artist.

We have designed our BA (Hons) Dance course around the needs of an independent dance artist – offering you vital skills and understanding, together with a portfolio of high quality choreographic, performance and teaching work.

It’s a programme built around three intertwining strands: Studio Practice, Creative Practice and Facilitation. With contemporary technique training and regular movement classes, we’ll support your physical development. Throughout all years you’ll deliver dance workshops to peers, on work placements in local schools and within community settings as well as shadowing community dance practitioners and taking part in masterclasses from visiting artists.

In your final year you become part of the University’s Dance Company, giving you practical experience of touring performances and delivering workshops to real audiences. Throughout the whole course, you’ll find an approach that values community over competition, supporting your growth as a resilient and well-rounded dance professional.

Why study with us

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Dance is ranked 1st in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 96% of students satisfied with their course (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Join this course and you’ll be part of a centre of excellence for learning, participation and advocacy for dance and somatic practices.

Discover our Dance course

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What you’ll do

  • We’ve made real-world experiences central to every year of the course, with teaching placements, tour performances and workshops across the region.
  • Working off campus will be a huge part of your second year, making sited choreography and pieces of physical theatre as well as working on projects in primary and secondary schools.
  • In your final year, we offer you the chance to take part in cJAM, a non-traditional recruitment fair that introduces you to up to 30 industry professionals.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our BA (Hons) Dance course is shaped around the needs of an independent practitioner, offering the skills and understanding you’ll need to contribute to the professional dance world. Our students progress to a wide range of careers.

This is a course with a professional focus, emphasising the real-world experience and practical know-how that will help you embark on a career in dance.

The course is also tailor-made to help you progress onto primary, secondary and post-16 PGCE courses, or onto master-level study. Many of our students also go on to become choreographers, entertainers or Independent Dance Artists performing, creating work, teaching and managing community or school-based projects.

Throughout your time here, you’ll have a range of different support –from your own academic advisor, to our careers service and business development programme, Propeller, as well as access to our In-Resident dance companies – ensuring you’re ready for your next steps into employment, freelancing or postgraduate studies.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Arts and Media located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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