University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Take your next step towards becoming a versatile professional Dance Artist. You’ll enjoy the unique experience of learning within the superb environment of Déda, the region’s dedicated dance house, on a highly practical and physical course. Why choose this course? You’ll learn in first-class facilities alongside cutting-edge practitioners at Déda, the East Midlands’ creative centre for dance, contemporary circus and outdoor work. It’s the perfect setting for an inspirational introduction to the industry. 100% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of this course according to the National Student Survey 2019. Is this course for you? It offers all you need to advance your career as a professional dance artist: high-level technical training, excellent performance skills, deep understanding of choreography, and an appreciation of the history and sociology of dance. How you will learn Based in the professional studios and purpose-built facilities at Déda, you’ll learn about all aspects of productions from conception to presentation, including issues such as financing and marketing. Through Déda Producing, there are opportunities to work on events ranging from large outdoor spectaculars to more intimate productions. Opportunities and experiences Broaden your outlook with local and national fieldtrips. Be inspired by masterclass residencies with visiting companies. Our students have been thrilled to work with leading names such as James Wilton Dance, 2Faced Dance Company, Jorge Crecis, circus artists Nikki and JD, and Company Chameleon. Careers and employability This course meets a growing demand for highly trained technical dancers and dance teachers who also comprehend how the industry operates. As a BA (Hons) Dance graduate, you can apply your learning to a broader range of careers in professional, community, health and education settings too. Find out more:

Course details

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

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Course code8T16
Institution code D39
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 Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Additional entry requirements


Group audition/ interview

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above

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
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Dance at University of Derby - UCAS