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University of Winchester

Choreography & Dance

UCAS Code: W500
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Dance
Student score
49% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

Throughout the programme you integrate critical, creative and physical approaches to develop strong choreographic and performance skills. A range of analytical and theoretical frameworks overarch a reflective practice of dance. You are encouraged to work both independently and collaboratively in order to facilitate and produce performances with a clear artistic vision. Regular technique classes allow you to build physical skills through diverse training approaches including Graham, Cunningham, Limon, Jazz, Release, Somatic Practices, and Improvisation. In the first academic year, you are introduced to choreography and performance, and to the wider interdisciplinary artistic, cultural, social and historical contexts which underpin the study and practice of dance. You work with music and with the body as a source of creativity. You are encouraged to view performances of professional dance work, supported by visits from established dance companies and practising artists. In the second academic year, you extend your choreographic skills to explore collaborative processes through site, screen and broader interdisciplinary perspectives, expanding and refining your ideas about dance performance. A range of specialist performance practices are available to study as optional modules. In the final academic year, you work towards either a Collaborative Project or an Extended Independent Study Project. The latter may take the form of a self-choreographed or directed performance, an investigation of movement, choreography, technology, performance or facilitation or a written dissertation. This work is supported by a range of theoretical and practical classes and placements through which you explore current aspects and features of the contemporary field. You create and perform your own works on campus, in local theatres and at other venues. You also have the opportunity to engage with professional dance practice and performance via visiting artist teachers. The programme has strong links with regional and national dance organisations such as The Point, Theatre Royal Winchester, Wessex Dance Academy, Pavilion Dance SW, Yorke Dance Project and Zoielogic. Artists from Protein Dance, Tavaziva Dance, Impermanence Dance Theatre, Sole Rebel Tap, Formed View and Blue Apple Dance Theatre have recently created work with students, supporting their learning in and through devising and performance.


For detailed information on modules you will be studying please click on the 'View course details' link at the top of this summary box.

University of Winchester

University campus

The University of Winchester is small, stylish, specialist, desirable and values-driven, with an international reach. The campus offers a dynamic academic environment within a friendly, social and supportive community. Winchester is one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in the UK and has a strong café culture and a bustling atmosphere.

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 26%
Student score 49% LOW
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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
88% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
339 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £16.5k MED
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Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


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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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