BA (Hons) Ballet

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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 Silver

Bath Spa University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Develop your professional dance skills with a Ballet degree delivered by the specialist performers and choreographers at Ballet West.

  • Hone your ballet skills and knowledge within a company of professional dancers, choreographer and technicians.
  • Join a unique learning environment – Ballet West is an acclaimed specialist ballet school in rural Scotland.
  • Expand your career options through optional Royal Academy of Dance syllabus classes.
Test and develop your skills in performance, choreography, research and writing with this specialist course, delivered at Ballet West, Scotland. Expand your knowledge, experience and appreciation of dance practices within a variety of contexts, and hone your techniques in classical ballet, while also exploring contemporary and jazz dance. Our aim is that, when you graduate, you'll be able to work well in companies and be adaptable to different styles and methods of working. We also want you to develop as a reflective dance practitioner, with a well-developed personal appreciation of the nature and potential of dance as an art form.

Course details


Modules in Classical Ballet Techniques take you from the foundations of ballet to professional standard ballet, through daily ballet classes and work on the classical ballet repertoire. Dance Technique modules help you to professional standard through regular technique classes and work on repertoire and newly created work. During Professional Practice and Performance modules, you'll participate in the creation, rehearsal and performance of two productions each year: A full-length classical ballet performed on tour, and, a contemporary and jazz showcase. All performances are public, and take place in leading venues in Scotland. You'll work within a company of professional dancers, choreographer and technicians. Choreography modules teach choreographic techniques and the role of dance in cultural and historical contexts, enabling you to create and discuss your own original work. In your final year, you'll complete an Independent Study project based in an area of individual interest to you, which can be presented in any way that is negotiated and agreed with the module tutor. Also in your final year, the Professional Dancer module prepares you for life after your studies, providing skills in self-promotion and audition technique.

Assessment method

You're taught through a mix of studio based practical classes and rehearsals in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, body conditioning and choreography, and classroom based work on research skills and the history and cultural contexts of dance. We expect you to undertake self-directed learning in creating your own choreographic work, maintaining fitness and researching individual projects.

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 codeBW01
Institution code B20
Campus nameBallet West
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Entry for year 3 of the course will be based on applicants having already achieved a Foundation Degree or HND in a related field.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCD One A Level should be in a Dance/Performing Arts related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP In a Dance/Performing Arts related subject
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Credits should include study of Dance/Performing Arts.

Additional entry requirements



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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BA (Hons) Ballet at Bath Spa University - UCAS