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Dance and Performance (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**Top-up your studies**If you have completed a foundation-level degree, HND, equivalent qualifications or industry experience in a relevant Arts subject, you can choose to top-up your studies to gain a full bachelor’s degree.A top-up degree is the equivalent of the final year of an undergraduate degree, and offers a chance to deepen your knowledge, skills and understanding of your subject, while also getting an internationally-recognised qualification.The BA (Hons) Dance and Performance degree at Bucks is designed to develop professional skills and techniques across a range of dance forms. With this degree you’ll gain a broad understanding of the dance industry and the ability to manage a successful career in this exciting field.**Career-focused**Our course helps you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to go into the field as a self-employed professional or launch your own dance related business. You’ll become a thinking practitioner of dance and spend time looking at performance development through choreography and dance science. This dynamic degree programme will also give you the opportunity to work with a range of professional dance artists.This degree programme will focus on commercial dance forms that range from street, to classical ballet and jazz. With the West End just a short train ride away, you'll be perfectly located to immerse yourself in the performing arts. You’ll also be able to take advantage of regular master classes, taught by leading industry professionals. These classes allow you to further develop techniques and acquire a deep understanding of a range of dance styles. This also provides ample opportunity to network with professionals working in the field.We have excellent facilities at Bucks including a well-equipped gym, dance studios, fitness studio and a state-of-the-art Human Performance Lab. Our lecturing team have a wealth of industry and academic experience and will nurture your learning and professional development throughout your time with us.**Human performance Laboratory**Our Human Performance Laboratory has been designed to increase athletes’ performance through improved technique, and also assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation. The lab is home to an indoor three-lane running track that incorporates 3D motion-capture technology and is equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters.**Wycombe Swan Residency**We also have access to the Wycombe Swan Theatre and Wycombe Town Hall as part of our Wycombe Swan Residency. The Swan Theatre sits adjacent to the University and is one of the UK’s leading regional theatres.**What are the course entry requirements?**This top-up qualification is for students who have completed an HND, FdA or other equivalent qualification in a relevant dance-related subject and who wish to progress further to achieve an Honours degree. Applications are welcomed from dancers with any dance background, including both traditional and non-traditional forms, but the programme focuses primarily on jazz technique and is therefore aimed at those students with an interest in the commercial dance industry.Applicants will be assessed through a recruitment process that includes a dance audition (on campus or via video submission if a campus visit is not possible), review of a piece of academic written work and an interview to assess their practical dance skills, academic writing skills and ability to benefit from the course. All students applying to the programme will be expected to demonstrate a specific interest in this area of study and should have a commitment to engaging with the subject.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 32 - 56

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for our three year programmes, or those who do not feel fully prepared for first year entry, can be considered for the four year programme including a foundation year. Applicants to these will have typically achieved between 32-56 UCAS tariff points.


University information

Buckinghamshire New University

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  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    113 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    39 39%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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