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University of Bedfordshire

Dance and Professional Practice

UCAS Code: W590
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Dance
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Developing the ability to express yourself, whether in performance or choreography, verbally, in written form or through analysis and ideas is core to this course. You will explore technique, performance, choreography and improvisation, as well as critical thinking, teaching skills and project development as you become a skilled and entrepreneurial dance practitioner and develop your independent and individual creative style. You will use our professional facilities to explore developments in current dance ideas, explore fusions with digital technologies and work collaboratively with students in other disciplines, as well as making use of exciting links with regional and national dance and performing arts organisations. Our strong links with organisations such as: Arts Council England, regional and national dance agencies, dance development organisations, performance venues, professional dance companies, community arts organisations, colleges and schools will add to your experience and future employability.


Year 1; Dance Technique (contemporary, ballet, commercial and body conditioning), Improvisation and Composition: Space/ Time/ Body (solo and group choreography), Practising Ideas (dance history and analysis), Applied Choreography: Dance and Innovation Year 2; Dance Practice (contemporary, ballet, commercial and body conditioning), Improvisation and Composition: Narrative/ Self/ Other (contact improvisation and group choreography), Dancing Cultures (cultural theory and philosophy) Year 3; University Dance Company (national tour), Applied Choreography: Dance and Entrepreneurship (career planning and management), Improvisation and Composition: Choreographic Resolutions (large-scale choreographic practices), Dance Dissertation / Dance Practice as Research (option of written dissertation or practice-led project)

University of Bedfordshire

Students relaxing on campus

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
286 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Many dance graduates from 2015 went straight into dance or choreography jobs, and there are good employment rates overall. Work in education, in schools and colleges, as freelance dance teachers or in sports and fitness, are also common. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common (over one in five dance graduates from 201t were working for themselves), as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once, and building your contacts and work experience can be very important for dance students to find their first job, so be prepared to work your people skills.
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