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BA (Hons) Commercial Dance

Institute of the Arts Barcelona
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
BA (Hons) Commercial Dance

About this program

BA (Hons) Commercial Dance

This highly intensive degree prepares commercial dancers for the world stage in a practical, studio based learning environment. Led by staff/faculty from across the world with a wealth of professional experience, students work alongside their international peers on an interdisciplinary campus honing their technique and performance skills through a number of major commercial dance projects.

Admission requirements

Successful audition, IELTs 6.5 or equivalent, and the national university entry academic qualification of your country equivalent to 104 UK Tariff points or 24 points from an international Baccalaureate. Mature applicants without recognised university entry level academic qualifications are assessed on their experience to date.

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

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Program content

  • Jazz Dance (Mattox, Lyrical, Commercial styles)
  • Commercial (Current trends including – Vogueing, Locking, Jazz- Funk, Popping, Hip-Hop, Heels)
  • Ballet and Contemporary Dance
  • Fitness and Health (Injury prevention, complimentary fitness training, applied anatomy)
  • Aerial Arts and Acro-Dance
  • Audition Technique
  • Singing and Acting
  • Choreography (dance composition and production)

Scholarships & funding

The IAB offers a limited number of Talent Scholarships each year. These are available for BA (Hons) program and awarded to new students who demonstrate outstanding talent at audition. You cannot therefore apply for a Talent Scholarship, instead students will be assessed at the audition to determine if they are eligible. They are open throughout the academic year. A Talent Scholarship constitutes a reduction in fees, rather than a full fee waiver.

For more information about scholarship, please visit the institute website.


  • EU/EEA/UK fee: € 10980 per year
  • International fee: €15280 per year


Validated target and alternative exit awards: Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Commercial Dance

Credit Value: 360 UK credits, equivalent to 180 ECTS

The programme aims to:

  • Provide its graduates with the creative, technical and professional skills, knowledge and understanding to gain and sustain employment as a dancer in the commercial and entertainment dance sectors (including circus and gymnastic skills).
  • Provide its graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts, ideas and theories which impact upon and underpin theatre arts practice.
  • Develop in its graduates an understanding of the social, political and cultural implications of theatre practice and an awareness of their potential role in this.
  • Encourage its graduates to adopt entrepreneurial approaches to their future professional careers.

Continuing studies

If your ambition is to continue with your studies, this degree, recognised internationally, will allow you to progress to further postgraduate/Master’s degree studies at IAB or throughout Europe, the USA and beyond.

Career paths

Our graduates are sought after in the global industry for their diversity, adaptability, professionalism and skill-set. They know how to manage the day-to-day business of being a working performer, and have the commercial and networking skills needed to go out and find work, beginning and sustaining a career in Commercial Dance.

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Institute of the Arts Barcelona

The Institute of the Arts Barcelona (IAB) is a leading Performing Arts conservatoire offering foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre. The Institute is based in Sitges, approximately 30 minutes from Barcelona. Our undergraduate and postgraduate...

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Why study at Institute of the Arts Barcelona

Benefits of studying at the IAB:

  • International community – we are truly international, with students from over 40 different nationalities.
  • We teach in English.
  • UK university degree – when you graduate from our BA Hons or Master programmes you will have an internationally recognised degree from a top UK university – Liverpool John Moores University
  • Great facilities in modern campus – students and lecturers love working in our light, bright and big studios.
  • Frequent visits and classes by professional international lecturers and performers and choreographers – this means you have a good variety of people supporting the full time staff – same as if you were in a big city like London.
  • International professional faculty.
  • Located in the town of Sitges – a great place to be a student – a great quality of life on the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Our Student Accomodation is just a 5 minute walk to the IAB
  • Low cost of living means you won´t have the big living expenses as most cities.


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Based on 2 reviews.

I loved being a part of this program! The training I received was really helpful and I felt ready ready to go into the industry upon graduating. I appreciated all the masterclasses we received and took every opportunity to learn and grow during my time at the IAB. I wouldn’t trade my time there for anything and attending was the best decision I’...
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Abigail H.
My overall experience at the IAB was great! The only feedback I would have was there was not enough variety in teachers or lesson plans throughout the three years. For example, there was times where we would be doing the same class in third year that was given to the first years. Also having more resources to provide students with headshots and...
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Institute of the Arts Barcelona

Ramon Dalmases 18
08870 Sitges Barcelona

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