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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Why choose this course?**– The University’s brand new Town House has a performance studio theatre and three large dance studios, equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres.– 100 per cent of students from this course were in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17).– You’ll learn from real-life dance companies. There are guest workshops and in-house residencies from the likes of the Olivier Award-winning Botis Seva and Far From the Norm, What is Written? Dance Company, Adriano Olivera (African) and Paradigmz (Dance Hall).**About this course**If you want to study dance and performance practically, but also want to gain an understanding of its history and the current dance industry, this is the course for you. No matter what your dance experience and background is, this course enables you to experiment and explore your creative potential, preparing you for a career in the dance or creative arts industries.You will develop your own dance identity by studying a variety of topics, such as choreography, dance technique and performance, and the dance industry with a particular focus on teaching dance or event management.The course is forward-thinking and emphasises the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion that makes the dance industry a vibrant and exciting place to work. There are opportunities to undertake a work placement or professional project or collaborate across disciplines (such as with a composer or filmmaker).You'll work in a range of workshops and technique classes, across a range of dance and performance styles, for example:- hip hop dance styles- African- classical Indian dance- contemporary dance and contact improvisationThroughout the three years you will gain a valuable insight into the dance industry through the Dance Industry modules preparing you for employment after graduating from the course.There is the option to specialise in choreography or Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices in Years 2 and 3, and work as a dance company in Year 3.The course also capitalises on London's vibrant multicultural dance scene, enabling you to access well-known dance centres such as Sadler's Wells, the South Bank Centre, the Barbican and the Place.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC - ABB

A-level: Dance / Performing Arts / English Literature or similar grade B (40 points) required.Where A-level does not include Dance or Performing Arts, other dance experience will be considered.General Studies will only be accepted in tariff when 1 of 4 A-levels or equivalent.


University information

Kingston University

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  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 103 37

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    141 74%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54.0 54%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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