Dance Education (Distance Learning) at Royal Academy of Dance - UCAS

Royal Academy of Dance

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bath

Dance Education (Distance Learning)

Course summary

This programme offers the opportunity to become part of an international online community of learners engaged in the study of dance education and teaching. The BA (Hons) Dance Education programme is available for both full-time or part-time study and you can choose to study at certificate, diploma or degree level. As a distance learner, you will be able to study from home, with access to a rich variety of online study materials, workshops, individual and group tutorials. You will receive personalised feedback on your work from our dedicated team of specialist tutors. The programme is modular and is delivered across two semesters each year. A compulsory online Undergraduate Induction Seminar will take place for new students prior to the start of your studies in Semester 1 which will allow you to meet students and staff on the programme. At Level 4, you will gain a broad perspective on dance education and dance studies, including an introduction to educational concepts, dance history, analysis, music and dance studies. At Level 5, you will be able to extend your knowledge of philosophical, pedagogical and professional issues in dance education, as well as developing your research and academic skills. You will choose from a range of module options which are studied alongside four compulsory modules. At Level 6, you will complete a dissertation where you will have the opportunity to research an approved topic and be supervised in methods for researching dance and education. Alongside this, you will explore critically the philosophical considerations of the role of the arts in education, debating issues such as objectivity and subjectivity, and the mind/body dichotomy. Further modules will enable in-depth exploration of specific topics, which will connect directly with your own interests and practice in dance education.

Assessment method

Assessment mode Modules are assessed through a range of assignments, including essays, case studies, open book exams, practical teaching, project plans and presentations. At degree level, you will submit a written dissertation on your area of interest. *This programme will be under-going its statutory five year review in January 2024. Any changes to the programme will be effective from September 2024.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

3 GCE A Level passes or equivalent Highers/BTEC/Irish Leaving Certificate or overseas equivalencies. RAD Intermediate or equivalent in any dance genre

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Additional entry requirements


Interviews conducted by telephone or video conferencing.

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): band 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. The IELTS test must have been taken no earlier than two years before the date of the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies is issued.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7360* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7360* Year 1
England £7360* Year 1
Scotland £7360* Year 1
Wales £7360* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7360* Year 1
EU £7360* Year 1
International £7360* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

- Registration fee on enrollment £120 - Dancewear & equipment as required £50-£100 - Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300 - Additional programme resources £150-£250
Dance Education (Distance Learning) at Royal Academy of Dance - UCAS