Dance (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)
This course is intellectually and artistically demanding and offers daily dance classes in contemporary techniques, such as ballet for contemporary dancers, and fusion and improvisation. You will learn from internationally recognised teachers and benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, reflecting our commitment to excellent, innovative teaching and learning.
With strong industry links and opportunities to gain real-life experience, this course will prepare you for a range of dance-related careers as educators, performers, choreographers, managers and producers. Our graduates are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the dance profession.
In your second year, you may choose to explore your career aspirations in more depth by specialising in either Choreography and Performance, where you will learn about performance and choreographic practices and develop technical and artistic skills, or Education and the Community, to gain a thorough knowledge of arts education and dance pedagogy. This second area of specialism is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career teaching and leading dance.
At DMU, you can study Dance and Arts and Festivals Management as a joint honours course, with 50 per cent of your modules taken from each course. Alongside studying dance, you will develop an understanding of running and promoting a venue, cultural leadership, arts and communities and engaging audiences.
- 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
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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- Dance Techniques 1
- Understanding the Dance Profession
- Dance Techniques 2
- Performance Project
- Choreography for Live Performance
- Choreography for Screen
- Dance Contexts
- Teaching and Leading Dance 1
- The Healthy Practitioner
- Promoting Dance
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
- 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.
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.
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK students: £9,250
- International students: £14,250 per year
- EU students: Check the website for more information
Graduates of this course are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the dance profession. They are equipped to successfully work in a range of dance-related careers as educators, performers, choreographers, managers and producers. You will also be equipped with business planning, engagement and delivery skills, which are hugely attractive in the arts sector.
Recent graduate destinations include a role as head of dance in a school, music video performances, participating in Let’s Dance International Frontiers festival, the South Bank Centre and the prestigious Ambassador Theatre Group and Paintings in Hospitals.
About this institute
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 &...
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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