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.
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.