Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dance for Commercial Performance

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Course summary

Become a versatile, imaginative and employable dance artist with this performance and dance choreography degree. Undergraduate course taught by University Centre Weston. Enhance your skills in a range of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, dancehall, waacking, and house. Experience specialist dance education in a number of contemporary and commercial styles. Benefit from frequent performance opportunities in professional venues. Prepare for a career as a dancer/choreographer for the stage and screen by enhancing your theoretical understanding and performance skills in a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, dancehall, waacking, house dance, and more. This course is designed to help you realise your ambition of working as a dancer or choreographer, or in related roles such as in dance education. You'll study advanced practical skills and techniques while gaining the commercial awareness and academic knowledge you’ll need for employment or postgraduate study.

Course details


Level 1 modules: Ballet, Jazz Dance, Dance skills, The Dancer's Body, Performance and Creative Practice, Current Industry Trends (Theory and Practice), Commercial Dance Technique. Level 2 modules: Ballet 2, Jazz Dance 2, Dance Skills 2, Performance and Creative Practice 2, Professional Reflective Practice, Current Industry Trends (Theory and Practice), Commercial Dance Technique (Theory and Practice). Level 3 modules: Dance independent study, The Professional Dancer, Professional Dance Projects.

Assessment method

Assessment is via a combination of practical exams and coursework, with an assessment breakdown of 25% coursework and 75% practical exams. There are no written exams on this degree.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Bath Spa will contact all applicants shortlisted for audition by email with full details.


Bath Spa will contact all applicants shortlisted for interview by email with full details.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Year 1
England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Dance for Commercial Performance at Bath Spa University - UCAS