UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University

Dance and Performance

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Course summary

Dance and Performance at The Arden School of Theatre offers a comprehensive programme that explores multiple genres and forms of dance and locates these in contemporary devising and performance structures. The study of technical and creative components of dance is set within the context of a range of appropriate theoretical underpinnings. The aim of the programme is to train and support professional dance artists that are knowledgeable, skilled, creative and employable. The course is fast-paced and heavily practical, encouraging students to explore their individual artistic interests. The course is ideal for those with a passion for dance and a desire for a career in the dance and performance industry. The Arden School of Theatre utilises its working links with the professional community of Manchester and the North West in order allow students the opportunity to network and develop as practitioners and artists. The modules covered in the programme engage students in process of moving from interdisciplinary creative and technical development to skilled individual performers with a unique identity and artistic vision that responds to the demands of the current dance industry.

Course details


Examples of current modules- Showcase Professional Practice Professional Performance Negotiated Research Project Festival Employability and Entrepreneurship

How to apply

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City Campus Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Additional entry requirements



Applicants are required to attend a workshop audition and interview that will take place on a single day. It will last approximately 5 hours. For international/distance auditions, applicants should submit a 4-minute portfolio of class work that demonstrates their technical skill in at least 2 styles, and a 2-3 minute solo performance in any style. These can submitted electronically via wetransfer.com. There will also be a short skype interview on a mutually convenient date after this has been received. Auditionees should prepare a 2-3 solo in any style of their choice and supply a 500-word piece of written work that answers the following theme; ‘Breaking boundaries in dance’.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing. There is a voluntary trip in year 1/2 with a contribution of £70 You are required to buy tap shoes, ballet shoes and jazz shoes at a cost of around £30 each. You are required to have black tights, leggings, crop top and dance shorts. These cost about £10 per item, and they may need to be replaced each year. For second year a DBS may be required, and this costs about £30. This DBS will be for community and educational projects. You will need to purchase digital storage device up to 1TB at an approximate cost of £50.

Provider information

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UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30pm Friday= 8.30am -4.00pm August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

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Course Enquiry Team

03333 222 444

UCEN Manchester Admissions Department


International Admissions Office

+44 (0)1616741600

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