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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Dance City

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This unique programme has been designed by industry professionals to prepare you for a varied and multi-faceted career; ensuring you’re able to function professionally in a range of roles and settings in the dance industry. It’s a challenging programme, and will demand much of you physically and mentally across the three years of practice and study.All of your practical and academic sessions will take place at Dance City, the National Dance Agency for the north east of England. Study at Dance City will give you access to professional tutors and facilities as well as placing you at the heart of the region’s dance industry networks. Library and student support services can be accessed through the University of Sunderland.In completing different creative, practical and academic projects you will often work with your student colleagues as part of a team. While you are focusing on your own work, collaborating with others will also be a key element in successfully completing the programme (as it is in any area of the dance industry). Your commitment, then, to engaging with all the aspects of the programme will make your time here more beneficial to you and more fun for everyone. Respect for others and your ability to respond to advice, requests, and suggestions will be vital.If you’re passionate about dance and dream of a career as a professional practitioner, then this programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experiences you need to excel.The Dance City BA (Hons) Professional Dance is practically focused and has a strong emphasis on developing your dance technique. You’ll spend up to 75% of your study time in the dance studio, undergoing rigorous technical training aimed at supporting you to fulfill your potential, and help to push you to the highest levels of excellence.This programme celebrates all aspects of dance and you’ll be encouraged and inspired to become a versatile professional, able to achieve a long-term career with real world skills and viable career opportunities.Study will be divided into 3 focused areas; Professional Practice, Education and Management.These modules will develop your abilities and physical understanding of accurate and artistic dance technique. You will cover a wide range of dance styles with a major focus on contemporary techniques and ballet, with further studies in urban/street, jazz and world. Working with a diverse range of professional choreographers, you will gain an understanding of various choreographic processes and learn how to develop your own style and ideas, with annual performances at Dance City's working professional theatre.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,500per 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 Sunderland

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 102 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    115 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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