Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dance and Drama

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Why choose this course? – You’ll perform regularly in public. There are opportunities at Kingston’s Rose Theatre, the International Youth Arts Festival, the Camden Fringe Festival and in Edinburgh. These projects will extend and develop your project management skills. – A placement will offer you valuable and relevant work experience. Examples of placements include BalletBoyz and The Place. – Kingston University’s new Town House building will feature a performance studio theatre and three large dance studios, equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres. About this course On this course, you’ll develop your own identity in dance and as a theatre-maker. Combining critical and creative practice, you’ll gain the skills to master physical performance in both dance and drama. You’ll work in a range of workshops and active technique classes, across a wide range of performance styles. This reflects professional practice and includes popular and non-Western forms. You’ll develop analytical, choreographic, directorial, ensemble and performance skills to prepare you for work in the performance industry. You’ll learn how you can pursue your interests within performing arts.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1

  • Dancing Histories
  • Dancing Cultures
  • Performance Vocabularies and Methods
  • The Actor and the Text
Year 2
  • Performing Theories
  • Devising in Context
  • Optional Modules
Year 3
  • Production Projects A
  • Production Projects B
- Optional Modules

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWW45
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points BBC
A level BBC A-level: Dance / Drama and Theatre Studies / Performance Arts / English Literature or Language or similar grade B (40 points) is required. Where A-level does not include Dance or Performing Arts, other dance experience will be considered. General Studies not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Relevant Subject: Dance/ Performing Arts

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Dance and Drama at Kingston University - UCAS