We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

UCEN Manchester (The Manchester College)

Dance and Performance

UCAS Code: D16P

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

43%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Dance performance

Dance and Performance at The Arden School of Theatre offers a comprehensive programme that explores multiple genres and forms of dance and locates these in contemporary devising and performance structures. The study of technical and creative components of dance is set within the context of a range of appropriate theoretical underpinnings. The aim of the programme is to train and support professional dance artists that are knowledgeable, skilled, creative and employable.

The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to explore their individual artistic interests. The course is ideal for those with a passion for dance and a desire for a career in the dance and performance industry. The Arden School of Theatre utilises its working links with the professional community of Manchester and the North West in order allow students the opportunity to network and develop as practitioners and artists. The modules covered in the programme engage students in process of moving from interdisciplinary creative and technical development to skilled individual performers with a unique identity and artistic vision that responds to the demands of the current dance industry.

Modules

First year units : - Contemporary Dance Techniques (Contemporary, Ballet, Contact Improvisation, Capoeira) - Commercial Dance Techniques (Jazz, Tap, Commercial, Acrobatics) - Creative Dance Practice and Choreography - Contextual Studies - Pathways for Employability (including singing, acting and physical comedy) - Anatomy, physiology and somatic practice Second year units : - Aerial and Advanced dance techniques (dance techniques as above and hoop, trapeze, pole and silks) - Practice-based Research Project - The Real and Virtual Performer (Sited Performance and Dance for Camera) - Pathways for Employability (including Dance in Education and the Community) Third year units : - Aerial and Advanced dance techniques 2 - Independent Industry Project (working alongside professional artists to develop a new piece of work for touring, filming and festivals) - Professional Showcase - Employability for dance (Professionally Filmed Showreel and Portfolio - Dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Nicholls Campus

Department:

Performing Arts (CA)

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs

Study in Manchester

Explore the local area, what there is to do for fun, living costs and other university options here.

Explore Manchester
Read full university profile

What students say


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Dance performance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here