Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Why choose this course? – The University’s brand new Town House has a performance studio theatre and three large dance studios, equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres. – 100 per cent of students from this course were in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17). – You’ll learn from real-life dance companies. There are guest workshops and in-house residencies from the likes of the Olivier Award-winning Botis Seva and Far From the Norm, What is Written? Dance Company, Adriano Olivera (African) and Paradigmz (Dance Hall). About this course If you want to study dance and performance practically, but also want to gain an understanding of its history and the current dance industry, this is the course for you. No matter what your dance experience and background is, this course enables you to experiment and explore your creative potential, preparing you for a career in the dance or creative arts industries. You will develop your own dance identity by studying a variety of topics, such as choreography, dance technique and performance, and the dance industry with a particular focus on teaching dance or event management. The course is forward-thinking and emphasises the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion that makes the dance industry a vibrant and exciting place to work. There are opportunities to undertake a work placement or professional project or collaborate across disciplines (such as with a composer or filmmaker). You'll work in a range of workshops and technique classes, across a range of dance and performance styles, for example:

  • hip hop dance styles
  • African
  • classical Indian dance
  • contemporary dance and contact improvisation
Throughout the three years you will gain a valuable insight into the dance industry through the Dance Industry modules preparing you for employment after graduating from the course. There is the option to specialise in choreography or Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices in Years 2 and 3, and work as a dance company in Year 3. The course also capitalises on London's vibrant multicultural dance scene, enabling you to access well-known dance centres such as Sadler's Wells, the South Bank Centre, the Barbican and the Place.

Course details


Examples of modules: Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1 ⁃ Dance Techniques and Cultures 1 ⁃ Creating Dance 1 ⁃ Dance Industry 1: professional skills and personal development Year 2 ⁃ Dance Industry 2: teaching and producing pathways ⁃ Dance Techniques and Cultures 2 ⁃ Dance and the Global Now ⁃ Creating Dance 2 ⁃ Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices 1 Year 3 ⁃ Dance industry 3: placement and professional skills ⁃ Dance Company ⁃ Independent Dance Project ⁃ Creating Dance 3 ⁃ Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices 2

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


Entry onto this course does require a dance portfolio/performance video as part of the application process. Details are available on the course page on the University's website.

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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
International £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 2021 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
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