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Dance (Level 6) BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Dance (Level 6) BA (Hons)?

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.

Course modules


Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B1 £9,250 £15,450
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B1 £9,250 TBC
Sep 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester 72B1 TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Performer
  • Community dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Post-graduate study in Dance, Health and Wellbeing, Dance Education or Dance Science.

Industry links

Our students have participated in workshops with dance companies, professional organisations and experts such as Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, 2Faced Dance, Alleyne Dance, Strike a Light, The Roses (Tewkesbury) and The Everyman (Cheltenham).

We’ll also provide you with opportunities to work with professional choreographers and dancers.

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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