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University of Roehampton

Dance

UCAS Code: W500

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

Entry requirements


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120
70%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dance

The BA Dance is an exciting degree where you can pursue your interests in a lively environment which integrates theory with contemporary dance practice. You will be taught by leading researchers and experts in a range of academic disciplines and interrogate the ways in which dance informs and is shaped by society, context and culture.

You will explore a variety of dance practice from Ballet to Capoeira to advance your skills in the context of dance as it is seen and performed in broad multi-cultural and artistic contexts. You will also develop an understanding of foundational dance techniques such as Cunningham, Graham, Limón, Release and Contact Improvisation by working with experienced teachers and professional dancers and choreographers in classes with live music.

The programme enjoys many stimulating partnerships with choreographers, dance artists and companies because of its convenient location on the edge of London. Our campus and facilities are places where you can share your ideas and work collaboratively with our alumni, dance organisations, and the wider community.

There is a popular study abroad option in the second year and there are specialist opportunities to learn theatre lighting, stage design and management, or screendance in the third year. Lively student initiatives for extra-curricula dance classes, performances, choreographic platforms and an annual summer dance festival enable our students to acquire a broad range of range of experience and skills alongside their academic programme.
Our graduates go on to thrive not only in the performing and creative industries, but also in management, business and in research and postgraduate studies.

Modules

Over this three year degree, you will follow your own interests gaining a strong understanding and knowledge of dance in theory and practice. You will discover many different ways to experience dance, not only in theory and practice, but in a variety of roles including a community dancer, artist, educator, policy-maker, curator, or screen dance maker.

Dance techniques are drawn from a range of contemporary styles (including Cunningham, Graham, Limón, release, contact improvisation and ballet). You will work in our spacious and airy studios, the professional-standard theatre and state-of-the-art MAC lab.

In your first year, you will engage with a diverse range of practical and theoretical areas of dance. Topics include choreography, taught dance techniques dance history, dance psychotherapy, dance in society and communities, dance analysis, the relationship between music and dance, and the role of gender in dance. Dance Science offers a new understanding human anatomy, strength and conditioning. You will develop your writing skills to better understand how to represent yourself and stand out within the dance profession today. You will also discover where your work sits within dance practice and history to help you choose your career path.

In your second year, you can choose your modules and focus on areas of special interest to you. You will also further your understanding of choreography and technique building upon your foundation skills from year one. This programme will provide you with the space to experiment further and explore your curiosity as a thinking dancer, gaining a well-rounded viewpoint of the dance field.

In your third year, you will become an independent and confident dancer with the knowledge and direction in which you will take your learning. You will have the chance to lead the annual dance festival, Footprint or take work experience modules on offer such as Dance Criticism in Practice, the Teaching Artist, Applied Lighting, and Dance Performance and Repertory, for preparation for your career in the dance sector.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

Dance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
low
Dance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,695
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Other administrative occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Dance

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

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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.

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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?

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