Diverse Dance Styles at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS

Course summary

The BA(Hons) Diverse Dance Styles is the only programme of its kind in the UK to present the four genres of African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Hip Hop equally. Based at the Moonshot Centre in New Cross (South East London), the home of IRIE! dance theatre. Why study BA Diverse Dance Styles The programme is specially designed to give you the chance to join a creative community that includes:

  • IRIE! dance theatre, performance company – the industry link with a dance company adds an exciting dimension through work placements and the development of career pathways.
  • Independent artists honing their professional practice who will guide you and give you the confidence to network and present yourself to your audience.
  • A community engagement and education programme with opportunities to volunteer and become involved with a wide range of projects and activities.
The degree provides a solid foundation in dance technique in the four genres and progressively builds throughout the course giving opportunities for performance and the development of your own choreographic language. The BA is practically based (weighted at 70% practical content), with theory integrated into practice as you research selected dance material and study the cultural context of each form. Year 3 is an employment year where you will engage with teaching, administration, and performance options through the vehicle of Connectingvibes* Touring Dance Company. During Year 3 you will complete an Independent Project that is designed to aid your career development. This course is taught by IRIE! dance theatre and validated by Goldsmiths. N.B Students are able to audition for the third year independently in order to top up their degree


Year 1 The first year provides a solid foundation in African, Caribbean, Contemporary and Hip-Hop technique, for you to understand the demands of dance training. Theory will cover the historical and cultural context of each form, through lectures, seminars, and research. Choreographic modules will introduce you to the development of your own movement language supported by the study of recorded and live performance work. Contemporary Dance Technique 1 and 2 African and Caribbean Dance Technique 1 and 2 Hip Hop Dance Styles Choreographic Practice 1 and 2 Year 2 Extending technical training in diverse forms you will learn repertory from a range of companies, engage with a group choreographic project and create a Site- Specific Performance Event, selected from an iconic London landmark. Contemporary Dance Technique and Repertory African and Caribbean dance Technique and Repertory Contemporary Dance Performance African and Caribbean Dance Performance Afro- Fusion Dance Styles Choreographic Fusion Site Specific Performance Year 3 Employment Year – students join Connectingvibes Touring Dance Company, engage with teaching projects and complete an Independent Project that is designed to aid career development. Dance Technique: Fusion Independent Project Options Dance Repertory Dance Performance Teaching: Creative Planning Teaching: Creative Delivery The Foundation of Arts Management Arts Management : Linking with Industry

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

This programme is unable to sponsor international applicants due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your Level 3 qualifications are not in dance you will be expected to have dance experience through a dance studio, CAT scheme, youth group or related avenue. Alternative qualifications/experience may be considered. ​

Additional entry requirements


The audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses.


A personal statement is a chance to get noticed for the unique talents and experiences you have. It’s an important part of the application process as it’s an opportunity to talk about yourself and your passions. Remember to include why you are interested in the BA(Hons) Diverse Dance Styles and why you think you would be suitable. We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. Please note: Irie! dance theatre is not able to sponsor international students requiring a visa.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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

To find out the latest information or more about fees please contact [email protected] This programme is not able to sponsor international applicants due to UKVI regulations.
Diverse Dance Styles at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS