Dance at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • The University’s RIBA award-winning Town House has six dance studios, all equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres, and a performance studio theatre.
  • You’ll learn from professional dance companies. There are guest workshops and in-house residencies from the likes of What is Written? Dance Company.
  • You’ll study a range of styles, including hip hop, dances of the African diaspora and contemporary dance.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
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. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. Career opportunities Career options include performance, choreography, directing, community dance, teaching, performance production, research, and managing dance.


Example modules – Creating Dance – Dance Industry – Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices. To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises of practical assessments (e.g. technique classes, performances, choreography, post show talks and presentations) and coursework (e.g. essays or reports, career development plans, and portfolios of your development).

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 digital audition/performance video as part of the application process. Details are available on the course page on the University's website.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

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Dance at Kingston University - UCAS