University of East London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dance: Urban Practice

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

TEF Bronze

University of East London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

Find out more about the TEF.

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. 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 dance, create dance, collaborate in dance managing yourself and others and, well, you will discover and dance many various types of dance.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Choreographing the Body, Staging the Body (core) Moving Bodies, Exploring Space (core) Locating Dance Cultures, Making Dance Cultures (core) Reading the Body, Preparing the Body (core) Year 2: Site-Specific Contexts (core) Screening Dance, Dance on Screen (core) Thinking Bodies, Sharing Space (core) Crossing Borders, Hybrid Forms (core) Producing Dance, Staging Events (core) Year 3: Final Project (core) Performing Bodies, Shaping Space (core) Practicing Research, Researching Practice (core) Placement: Dance in the Community, Working in the Community (core)

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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW590
Institution code E28
Campus nameStratford Campus
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points For entry to this course you will be assessed by interview/audition.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

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 email [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Audition – this would take the form of a practical technique and choreography workshop lasting 2 hours taught by a member of staff from the UEL dance team. Interviews – these will take place in small groups with a member of staff from the UEL dance team. Writing Task – you will complete a 300 word review of a recently viewed live dance performance, to bring along to the audition/interview.

Interview

Audition – this would take the form of a practical technique and choreography workshop lasting 2 hours taught by a member of staff from the UEL dance team. Interviews – these will take place in small groups with a member of staff from the UEL dance team. Writing Task – you will complete a 300 word review of a recently viewed live dance performance, to bring along to the audition/interview.


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 £12100 Year 1

Additional fee information

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