University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dance and Professional Practice with Professional Practice Year

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Course summary

Find your individual voice and put your passion into practice on a course that will see you graduate as a versatile and highly employable dance artist, ready to forge a portfolio career within the dance sector. The course comprises daily technique classes including contemporary, ballet and commercial; fitness sessions; choreography and creative sessions; workshops in digital technologies, dance-teaching skills and community dance practices. You will also be encouraged to think, write and talk about how dance theory informs your work. There are many opportunities to perform in works by professional choreographers for the University Dance Company, as well as works created by your fellow students. Performances are presented in our professional theatre. The emphasis is on professional practice, technical competence, creativity and teamwork, a combination that supports students to be versatile, adaptable and employable. Professional Practice Year This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits; you gain practical experience and build your CV. It's also a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers. There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free. Why choose this course?

  • Learn from our highly experienced teaching team specialising in different areas of dance
  • Develop your skills through visiting dance artists and choreographers
  • Create your own work for performance, including a major piece for the annual student showcase and dance festival
  • Gain performance experience in our up-to-the-minute dance studios and professional 280-seat theatre
  • Explore extra-curricular activities including cultural exchanges, dance societies and trips
  • Take up opportunities for internships and participation in external dance projects

Course details

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Analysing Performance
  • Dance Technique and Choreography
  • Dance Technique and Digital Performance
  • Understanding Performance
  • Understanding the Performance Sector
  • Working in the Performance Sector
  • Dance Technique and Improvisation
  • Dance Technique and Performance Making
  • Questioning Performance
  • Teaching and Community Practice
  • Choreographic Production
  • Practice as Research
  • Professional Practice in Performing Arts
  • University Dance Company
  • Dissertation
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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
W599
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Bedford Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
90%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually.

Provider information

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University of Bedfordshire
Park Square
Luton
LU1 3JU


Clearing contact details

Admissions

0300 3300 073

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00 Friday 19 August 08:00-20:00 Saturday 20 August 10.00–16.00 Sunday 21 August 10.00–16.00 Monday 22 August 09.00–17.00 Tuesday 23 August 09.00–17.00 Wednesday 24 August 09.00–17.00 Thursday 25 August 09.00–17.00 Friday 26 August 09.00–17.00 Open Day Bookings here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/open-days/ Apply Online here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/clearing


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Admissions

0300 3300 073

Dance and Professional Practice with Professional Practice Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS