University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Street Dance Artistry and Hip-Hop Theatre (top-up)

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Course summary

If you already have a relevant foundation degree or a similar level 5 qualification, our BA (Hons) Street Dance Artistry and Hip-Hop Theatre (top-up) programme is ideal. This original and innovative programme allows you to explore and expand your creative identity in a range of dance forms and styles. By working with our leading practitioners, you’ll develop the honours-level knowledge and practical experience needed to become a diverse and artistic practitioner. Our intensive final year BA (Hons) Street Dance Artistry and Hip-Hop Theatre (top-up) course offers you the opportunity to build on your existing dance-related foundation degree or HND. Delivered in central Manchester by Shockout Arts, it provides an eclectic mix of styles and techniques, including Breaking, Popping, Locking, House, Waacking, Voguing, and Hip-Hop Foundations underpinned by core techniques. Through a range of industry-led projects and performance opportunities, you'll acquire and refine essential skills to an advanced and professional standard. We focus on preparing you for employment while continuing to nurture your creative identity and practice. Our professional subject specialists will encourage you to develop your artistic and creative expression and support you in becoming responsive to the demands of a career as a performer, choreographer, producer, director and teacher in the dance theatre arena. If you're an aspiring dance artist, this honours-level top-up programme provides an ideal platform to begin your professional career in dance and performing arts or pursue further postgraduate study in a relevant field. If you wish to continue your education at the master's level, Shockout has a fast-growing postgraduate provision to accommodate your needs. Studying at Shockout Arts, you'll train in purpose-built, high-specification dance studios equal to professional industry standards. Alongside your intensive practical dance training, you'll have regular performance opportunities to help you develop a diverse range of performance and production skills. The teaching staff at Shockout Arts are professional practitioners and choreographers. They are keen to make the time you spend with them as stimulating and rewarding as possible and enjoy a well-deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in your progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups, you'll have access to individual support and guidance at every stage.


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Shockout Arts, Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is open to Home students only. Applications from International and EU students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course is not licenced by UKVI to sponsor students. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under the Student Visa Route to study in the UK then, unfortunately, we’ll be unable to consider your application for this course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally, you should possess a relevant level HE5 qualification, such as a foundation degree or HND; for example, FdA Street and Hip-Hop Vernacular Dance. Alternatively, you may have a relevant professional qualification at an equivalent level. If you don't have the above qualifications but possess equivalent qualifications or experience, we'll be happy to consider your application. In addition to attending an audition and interview, we may require you to provide a portfolio of work or complete another form of test so that we can assess your application.

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

Additional entry requirements


You'll be required to attend an audition, staged at Shockout Arts.

Health checks

You'll need to provide a satisfactory medical report signed by your GP to confirm you are fit and well to undertake full-time intensive and rigorous physical training.


You'll be required to attend an interview, staged at Shockout Arts.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

You’ll be required to pay a registration fee. The registration fee is refundable if you do not gain the Level HE5 (or equivalent) qualification required for entry to the course or a satisfactory medical report. Successful applicants and students on the course will need to wear suitable dance attire (a list of items will be provided).
Street Dance Artistry and Hip-Hop Theatre (top-up) at University of Bolton - UCAS