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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Challenge the boundaries of physical expression through a dynamic studio-based learning experience and theoretical frameworks in dance.

Course overview

During this course you will have the chance to acquire strong dance performance, dance technique, and choreographic skills underpinned by a critically informed approach to current dance practice. There will be opportunities to perform, create and teach dance in different contexts, alongside the opportunity to develop techniques in a range of contemporary dance practices.

Why study this course with us?

Studying Dance at Chester will involve: being led by expert and highly motivated professionals; working in a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages the development of each individual student; being in a hands-on learning environment with exciting industry connections; gaining opportunities to perform and present work; developing dance-teaching skills; using well-equipped, excellent studio performance, computer and learning facilities; developing performance technology and digital media skills; and working in a dynamic arts environment.

Teaching methods

We adopt a variety of teaching methods: practical technique classes; choreographic and creative workshops; practical demonstrations; lectures; rehearsals and performances; individual/group tutorials; staff/student-led seminars; and visits to see professional performances.

Assessment

You will encounter a range of assessment methods, including: practical demonstrations; public performance; lecture demonstrations; planning and facilitating workshops for others; oral examination; formal essays; reflective notebooks; reports; and dialogue assessment.

Job prospects

Due to the close partnerships the University of Chester has with professional dance artists and companies, graduates of the course have gone on to work, in various contexts within the community, with companies throughout Europe and the UK, and also to secure Arts Council funding to create their own work.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

12,750per year

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

University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    121 63%

    67th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    64th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    45th

    24

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