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University of Gloucestershire

Dance (Level 6) BA (Hons)

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1 Years
Oxstalls, Gloucester

Course overview

BA (Hons) Dance (Level 6) is a unique degree that offers vocational and academic training across dance genres. You’ll develop technique, performance and choreography skills while undertaking practical research in the realm of dance. This final year programme offers you the opportunity to create your own work and hone your performance skills in our purpose built dance and performing arts studios.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of choreographers and professionals and fully prepare yourself for a career in the dance world.

Study style

This 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, research and analysis underpins and enhances experiential learning across all modules. This is an ideal course for those wishing to:

  • study a wide variety of dance styles experientially and academically.
  • develop skills to perform and choreograph.
  • academically and experientially explore different philosophical approaches to the body in dance performance and choreography.

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Entry requirements

    • Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree.

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

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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

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Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B1 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B1 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.

96% 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**

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Step into the world of professional dance with our Dance course. This course is ideal for individuals aspiring to pursue careers as performers, choreographers, dance teachers, or community dancers.

You will engage in a combination of hands-on training and academic study, preparing them for a wide range of opportunities in the dance industry and related fields. Our course provides unique chances to partake in workshops facilitated by professional companies and perform at local, national, and international venues.

These experiences not only enhance performance skills, but also establish valuable connections within the industry. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of various dance styles, choreography techniques, and the cultural significance of dance. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be well-equipped for a dynamic career in dance, whether on stage, in community roles, or in educational settings.

Achieve ISTD Intermediate Modern Qualification alongside your degree

While you’re working towards your degree, you’ll also have the opportunity (subject to audition) to work towards the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Diploma in Dance Education.

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.

"I specialise in dance teaching and inclusive dance practice."

“I trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and have toured internationally as a professional dancer with James Wilton Dance and Candoco Dance Company. I specialise in dance teaching and inclusive dance practice as well as improvisation and choreography.”

Adam Gain, Lecturer in Dance. Performing Arts and Production

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