Dance: Urban Practice (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

The Level 3 Foundation year in Performing Arts is designed to equip students with a range of performance and academic skills. It will prepare you for university level study. Once you complete the foundation year, you will be able to progress onto the BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice. The BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice, is a forward-thinking course that continues to increase in popularity nationally and internationally since it started in 2007. This vibrant and distinctive course offers students the chance to study with a dynamic and specialist skilled dance team in a great location that is the cultural hub of East London. This course is also offered with a foundation year, as a four year course. We cover hip-hop, club, social and popular dance styles, with contemporary techniques from across Europe, Africa and Asia. Whether it is popping or locking, contemporary or capoeira, afro-house or bharata natyam, our course continues to be the first of its kind to offer a degree in dance without borders or limitations. You will have great opportunities to perform your work in our annual student led festival, studio sharings and external events. The dance team will support and guide you to develop your skills as a researcher, choreographer, performer and in events management whilst giving you networking opportunities from our varied and exciting industry links. We help create dance all-rounders preparing you for a portfolio career in the arts. So you will theorise, create and collaborate in dance managing yourself and others. You will discover and practise many various types of dance.


Foundation Year: Group Work 1 (Core), Dance Skills 1 (Core), Public Outcome (Core), Dance Skills 2 (Core), Group Work 2 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life: Enterprise and Engagement 1 (Core) Year 1: Dance Technique: Healthier Dancer 1 (Core), Collaboration 1 (Core), Public Project 1 (Core), Dance Technique: Healthier Dancer 2 (Core), Collaboration 2 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life: Enterprise and Engagement 1 (Core) Year 2: Dance Technique and Hybrid Forms 1 (Core), Multidisciplinary Collaboration 1 (Core), Public Project 2 (Core), Dance Technique and Hybrid Forms 2 (Core), Multidisciplinary Collaboration 2 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life Enterprise and Engagement 2 (Core) Year 3: Dance Technique and Community Dance Techniques 1 (Core), Final Project: Research and Development (Core), Public Project 3 (Core), Dance Technique and Community Dance Techniques 2 (Core), Final Project: Implementation and Impact (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life : Enterprise and Engagement 3 (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We'll assess you course through practical performances, rehearsals and dance technical developments. We assess theoretical work through essays, workbooks and journals that reflect on progress and performance. Second and third-year modules contribute to the final degree award classification. In your final year, you'll undertake a compulsory written dissertation and a placement with a dance organisation or company.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Dance: Urban Practice (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS