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University of Gloucestershire
Undergraduate

Dance

BA (Hons)
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Study type
Full Time
Course length
3 Years
Campus
Oxstalls, Gloucester
UCAS Code
72B0

Course overview

BA (Hons) Dance is a unique degree that offers specialist vocational and academic training across a variety of dance genres. Our modules are designed to develop your technical, performance, choreographic and teaching skills, whilst encouraging you to gain a strong sense of who you are as an artist and which area of dance you are passionate to pursue as a career – whether that be performing, creating, teaching or all three. Alongside your modules you will receive regular technique classes in different dance styles, as well as strength and conditioning training to support your development as a practitioner.

By the time you graduate, we want you to leave University as well-rounded, versatile dancers who feel confident and equipped with the knowledge of a range of genres that support your professional practice. The versatility of our team of lecturers allows us to deliver a wide range of these specialist areas to the highest of standards.

You will train in our purpose built Performing Arts Centre and benefit from two large, well-equipped harlequin sprung-floor dance studios, a multimedia suite and a devising studio. You will also have access to the University’s fitness suite at a discounted rate, and can also book treatment appointments as part of our sports therapy clinic offer.

Study style

The course focuses on the importance of being open to different vocational styles and industry sectors. Physical training and embodied knowledge are highly valued on this course and viewed as integral to academic development. Theory, history and analysis underpins and enhances experiential learning across all modules.

As you progress through your degree you’ll find out where your passion lies and can specialise in teaching to advanced levels, or focus on performing and choreographing. Compulsory modules at level 4 lay the experiential and academic ground for advanced specialisation in level 5 and 6.

This is an ideal course for those wishing to:

  • study a wide variety of dance styles experientially and academically
  • teach to advanced levels in specific styles and genres.
  • develop skills to perform and choreograph
  • academically and experientially explore different philosophical approaches to the body in dance teaching, performance and choreography
  • study teaching ethics and embodied approaches to dance.

Students undertaking the BA (Hons) in Dance will have the opportunity to gain the ISTD Vocational Graded Examination in Dance – Intermediate. Once completed, students will have the opportunity to work towards the DDE qualification in Modern Theatre, an internationally recognised ISTD teaching qualification at level 4. The University is an approved ISTD centre and offers tuition for units 3 and 4; this is part of the core offer to BA (Hons) Dance students.

Our Dance degree is exempt from Units 1&2 please see link below:

https://www.istd.org/documents/dde-planned-exemptions-table/dde-exemptions-table-sep-2023.pdf

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Entry requirements

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    • 96 – 120 UCAS tariff points, CCC – BBB at A levels, MMM – DDM at BTEC, or a Merit in your T-Level.

      Entry to this course is by interview. Check out our Interview Guide to learn what to expect and help you prepare.

    • We welcome applicants with a pass in a relevant Foundation or Extended Diploma (Level 3 or 4).

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B0 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B0 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B0 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Careers

This course is designed to help you fully realise your potential as a choreographer, performer, community dance teacher, or practitioner. It goes beyond simply developing your dance skills and serves as a springboard for a wide range of professional paths, including postgraduate studies in specialised fields such as Dance, Health and Wellbeing, Dance Science, and Teaching.

Our students participate in regular workshops and masterclasses led by professional dancers, choreographers, and companies. These include 2Faced Dance Company, Motionhouse, Shobana Jeyasingh, Alleyne Dance, Layton Williams and many others. We have an established network of industry connections across the UK and partnerships with organisations like Strike a Light, and locally The Roses Theatre and The Everyman Theatre.

In 2022, we introduced our undergraduate dance company, which will provide our dancers with additional performance training, as well as the opportunity to audition for various works led by our Artistic Director.

Perform in professional venues as part of your journey

Get the full industry experience by performing not only in our purpose built dance studios but also at venues such as Gloucester Cathedral, The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, Gloucester Guildhall and the International Dance Exhibition, MOVE IT.

Dance

ISTD Diploma in Dance Education (DDE)

Students undertaking the BA (Hons) in Dance will have the opportunity to gain the ISTD Vocational Graded Examination in Dance – Intermediate. Once completed, students will have the opportunity to work towards the DDE qualification in Modern Theatre, an internationally recognised ISTD teaching qualification at level 4. The University is an approved ISTD centre and offers tuition for units 3 and 4; this is part of the core offer to BA (Hons) Dance students.

UoG Dance Showcase '23

Level 4, 5 and 6 students performed an end of year showcase at The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury to over 170 members of the public featuring pieces created by our professional choreographers and students this year

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