Ballet Education at Royal Academy of Dance - UCAS

Course summary

This programme has a unique focus on both ballet and education, making it one of the only programmes of its kind within the UK which combines dance training with preparation for the professional world of teaching. This three-year full-time taught degree focuses on ballet and contemporary technique and performance, dance histories and analysis, dance science, choreography and education studies. The programme attracts both UK and international students, who make the most of their time in London with its diverse, innovative, and world-class arts and theatre culture. The BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme is delivered across two semesters each year, with a compulsory Undergraduate Induction taking place for new students prior to the start of your studies in Semester 1. Modules integrate practical and theoretical study as well as hands-on practical teaching experience. In your first year you will spend most of your time in technique and practical classes covering dance repertoire, choreographic practices and applied dance science. You will also observe dance teaching in practice across a range of contexts. In your second and third years, the focus shifts to developing your skills as a dance teacher while continuing to develop your performance and choreographic practices. You will also undertake a number of practical teaching placements supported by experienced mentors.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a variety of practical examinations, written assignments, presentations and teaching assessments. This programme will be under-going its statutory five year review in January 2024. Any changes to the programme will be effective from September 2024.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

RAD Intermediate or equivalent standard in ballet. English Language Proficiency test required for applicants whose first language is not English.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): band 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. The IELTS test must have been taken no earlier than two years before the date of the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies is issued.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £7970* Year 1
Channel Islands £7970* Year 1
EU £10950* Year 1
England £7970* Year 1
Scotland £7970* Year 1
Wales £7970* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7970* Year 1
International £10950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

- £120 registration fee on enrolment. - £60 audition fee is payable if you are invited to audition for this programme. Typical Programme Costs: Recurring Costs (for programme duration) •Dancewear & equipment as required £450-£650 •Travel to and from RAD and Placements £1,250-£3,600 (dependent on student's term time address) •Accommodation £600-£1200 pcm or £7,200-£14,400 per annum depending on the choice of accommodation (individual room, sharing a flat etc) One-off costs (for programme duration) •Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300 •Additional programme resources £150-£250
Ballet Education at Royal Academy of Dance - UCAS