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Arts and Festivals Management and Dance BA (Hons)

De Montfort University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course is intellectually and artistically demanding and offers daily dance classes in contemporary techniques, such as ballet for contemporary dancers, and fusion and improvisation. You will learn from internationally recognised teachers and benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, reflecting our commitment to excellent, innovative teaching and learning. With strong industry links and opportunities to gain real-life experience, this course will prepare you for a range of dance-related careers as educators, performers, choreographers, managers and producers. Our graduates are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the dance profession. In your second year, you may choose to explore your career aspirations in more depth by specialising in either Choreography and Performance, where you will learn about performance and choreographic practices and develop technical and artistic skills, or  Education and the Community, to gain a thorough knowledge of arts education and dance pedagogy. This second area of specialism is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career teaching and leading dance. At DMU, you can study Dance and Arts and Festivals Management as a joint honours course, with 50 per cent of your modules taken from each course. Alongside studying dance, you will develop an understanding of running and promoting a venue, cultural leadership, arts and communities and engaging audiences. **Key Features:*** DMU is ranked in the top three for Dance courses in the UK for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide 2021. * Arts and Festivals Management at DMU is ranked number one in the UK in the ‘Hospitality, event management and tourism’ subject area (Guardian University Guide 2021) * Links with the Leicester Comedy Festival have provided students with the opportunity to organise and run a venue, manage the acts and promote events. The festival founder is DMU alumnus Geoff Rowe. * In your final year you can be part of the team producing, programming and running the high-profile annual  Cultural Exchanges Festival. Previous events have featured inspiring guests such as Benjamin Zephaniah, Grayson Perry, and Meera Syal. * Gain meaningful international experience through  DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to Amsterdam, and New York, where they saw a rehearsal and behind-the-scenes of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. * Valuable real-life experience is offered though a placement module with a professional organisation. Students have previously worked with the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York, Universal Music, Curve theatre and Glastonbury Festival. * Our graduates are highly practical individuals who are equipped with business planning, engagement and delivery skills, which are hugely attractive in the arts sector. Graduates hold key positions across a wide range of industries and roles, including The Barbican, Ballet Rambert, Wembley Arena and the BBC.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

- From at least 2 A Levels - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature


University information

De Montfort University

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  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

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