Dance Performance and Choreography at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

Course summary

Are you an undergraduate dance or performing arts student who dreams of taking your professional performance and creative practice to the next level? Then this performance-based programme is designed with you in mind. This exceptional course will enhance your skills across artistic, academic, educational and community contexts, offering you the opportunity for professional-level repertory performance practice along with membership of The Ensemble, our postgraduate university dance company. The programme also offers a truly global perspective with students and choreographers from around the world bringing a wealth of ideas and diversity. The emphasis is on the health of mind and body through dance practice and includes contemporary dance, yoga, improvisation, fusion styles and dance science. You can choose a written dissertation or a practical research project in performance, choreography, dance film-making, teaching/pedagogy or experimental performance. Intermediate qualifications available: Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits at Masters level Why choose this course?

  • Gain high-level practical, professional and theoretical skills in performance and/or choreographic practice
  • Work with a dynamic, experienced team of tutors with internationally significant experience as academics, practice-led researchers and dance artists
  • Our recent choreographers include Julia Cheng, Urja Desai Thakore, Sung Im Her, Annie Lok, Simonetta Alessandri, Colin Poole and Tim Casson
  • Benefit from professional-level facilities including four dance studios, an 80-seat studio theatre and a 300-seat main-stage theatre
  • Develop your professional network through our existing relationships with key organisations such as Arts Council England; Youth Dance England; dance agencies and development organisations; performance venues; professional dance companies; independent artists; community arts organisations; colleges and schools
  • Our graduates can be found working in the UK and internationally, in fields including freelance dance artist or choreographer; education or wider community environments; the film/video industry; and commercial sector
  • Our graduates include Hayley Lemon, teaching artist at Dance East; Katie Boag and Ash Goosey, independent choreographers for Arts Council projects; Emma Bouch, lead artist at NK Dance; and Katie Bateman, dancer/entertainer on Disney cruises


Areas of study include:

  • Choreographic Research
  • Repertory and Performance
  • Researching Dance
  • The Repertory Artist: Skills, Roles and Contexts
  • Somatic Practice
  • The Dancing Mind: Dance Psychology
  • Dance Research Project/Dissertation
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Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants will be invited to auditions and interview in order to provide evidence of your practical knowledge of dance. You will also discuss why you consider the course to be an appropriate choice that will enable you to develop your dance knowledge, skills and understanding. You will be assessed not only in relation to your current practical knowledge of dance but also in relation to whether you are able to articulate goals that match your abilities and your understanding of how this course will help you achieve your goals. We do not assess physical fitness, strength, flexibility or other physical attributes as part of the criteria for entry, but you should consider the physical demands of core units in dance technique and performance and improvisation and composition in deciding whether this course offers you the best opportunity to achieve in this subject area. If you are unable to attend in person for audition and interview, you may submit a digital portfolio and be interviewed by telephone. You are also advised that in order to benefit from all the opportunities available through study you may be advised to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Fees and funding

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Dance Performance and Choreography at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS