Dance (BA Hons)

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Oxstalls, Gloucester

Study with professional choreographers and dancers in new and fully-equipped dance studios

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Work with professional dancers and organisations

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Student performance

Develop your dance techniques, performance, choreography and teaching skills while exploring the development of different dance forms.  As you progress through the degree, you can decide whether your passion and skills lie in performing, teaching or choreographing, or a combination of these and select optional modules to tailor your learning accordingly. Alongside core modules, we offer technique classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary dance, music and somatic practices. 

Each year you will have the opportunity to perform and you can tailor the course to suit your chosen career path in years two and three. You will benefit from at least 20 hours of tutor contact time each week during term time. You will develop your performative and creative skills, gaining an understanding of the development of dance and its relationship to other art forms.

You will learn in our newly-built Performing Arts and Events Centre and benefit from two large, well-equipped harlequin sprung-floor dance studios, a multimedia suite and a devising studio.  You will also have the opportunity to achieve dance awards through the internationally recognised Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and to gain professional qualifications for dance teaching in both in the private sector and community.

Study style

This is the ideal course for those who want to develop their practical skills and attain a high level of academic skill. It provides the opportunity for learners to attain a higher level of academic skill than a vocational college alongside developing practical and theoretical dance skills.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
Single Honours - 3 years full-time72B0


  • dancer
  • choreographer
  • teacher
  • dance practitioner

Industry links

Our students have participated in workshops with dance companies, professional organisations and experts such as Motionhouse, Ace Dance Company, GDance, Barbara Segal (Baroque Dance), The Roses (Tewkesbury) and The Everyman (Cheltenham).   Opportunities will include working with professional choreographers and dancers as well as undertaking work-based learning in a range of settings.

Performing arts studios

Learn in newly built and fully-equipped studios

Our new, state-of-the-art Performing Arts and Events Centre boasts two well-equipped dance studios with a harlequin sprung-floor, a multimedia suite and a devising studio.

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Achieve ISTD dance awards alongside your degree

Alongside your degree, you will have the opportunity to achieve professional dance teacher awards recognised by international employers. These include Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) awards. We are the only UK university to offer this internationally-recognised dance accreditation as part of your study.

Dancers rehearsing in the studio

Develop skills in a range of dance practises

Alongside core modules, you will be able to develop your skills through specific technique classes. These include ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary dance, music and somatic practices.

Contact us

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