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Dance BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leicester
English
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Dance BA (Hons)

Program description

Dance BA (Hons)

With its strong industry links, this course will prepare you for a range of dance-related careers. You will also benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, reflecting our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning.

Intellectually and artistically demanding, it offers daily dance classes in contemporary techniques, ballet for contemporary dancers, and fusion and improvisation. In your second year you can choose to specialise your studies in performance and choreography or education and community.

Dance: Performance and Choreography is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of performance and choreographic practices and develop their technical and artistic skills. Our successful graduates work as performers, choreographers, dance practitioners and producers.

The aim of Dance: Education and Community is to help students wishing to teach and lead dance to gain a thorough knowledge of arts education and dance pedagogy. DMU graduates have landed roles as teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education and as community dance practitioners and project managers.

Admission requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First year

  • Dance Techniques 1
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Choreography
  • Exploring the Dance Profession

Second year

  • Dance Techniques 2
  • Performance Project
  • Choreography for Live Performance
  • Choreography for Screen
  • Dance Contexts
  • Teaching and Leading Dance 1
  • The Healthy Practitioner
  • Promoting Dance

Third year

In your final year you choose from a range of modules, listed below. This enables you to personalise your studies in line with your interests and career pathways.

Modules offered may include:

  • Dance Techniques 3
  • Dance Technique and Performance
  • Choreography
  • Dance Company
  • Screen Dance: Concept to Production
  • Teaching and Leading Dance 2
  • Dance Research Project 1
  • Dance Research Project 2
  • Placement 1
  • Placement 2
  • Education and the Performing Arts

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Teaching and learning takes place in practical classes, workshops, performances, lectures, screenings, demonstrations, small group discussions and one-to-one tutorials. In your independent study time you will undertake research by viewing, reflecting, analysing, writing and in practical explorations.

All assessment is via coursework and includes classwork, presentations, choreography, written assignments and portfolios.

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Continuing studies

Graduates also have the opportunity to progress on to postgraduate study such as the Performance Practices MA at DMU and doctoral research

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the current dance profession. They are equipped to successfully work in a range of dance-related careers as educators, performers, and choreographers, as well as managers and producers.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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