Loughborough College

Performing Arts (Dance) Loughborough College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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The HND in Performing Arts (Dance) has been designed to develop your technical ability in a variety of styles, preparing you for a successful career in the performing arts industry as a versatile dancer. This two year, full time course will provide practical training alongside developing theoretical knowledge and academic skills through studio-based research.

The first year of the HND programme focuses on developing your technical skills as a dancer and performer in a variety of styles, which include contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and commercial dance. You will begin to explore solo choreography whilst developing your academic skills through studio-based research, and will have multiple opportunities to perform as a member of a new professional dance company in our industry-standard theatre. The course allows you to develop research skills appropriate to a degree-level course, and explore dance criticism and analysis. You will receive up-to-date training from lecturers who have relevant industry experience, and opportunities to engage with visiting professionals, developing your employability skills and ability to promote yourself as a dancer.

Year two focuses on developing you as a choreographer, practitioner and educator, with a clear focus on employability. As a second-year student, you will not only perform as a member of our new dance company, but will have opportunities to take on key production and management roles to enhance your professional training. You will explore the role of a choreographer and dancer in a variety of settings beyond a traditional theatre, including site-specific performance and dance for camera.

Features and Benefits

  • Develop knowledge and experience as a dancer, choreographer and educator

  • Take on key production role as a member of a new professional dance company

  • Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.

  • Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.

  • Loughborough College was awarded TEF Silver 2017.

  • Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Course details


Year 1 modules will be the same as HNC: The Performing Arts Industry, Professional Development, Contemporary Dance 1, Jazz Dance 1, Commercial Dance 1, Choreography 1, Dance for Camera, Devising Theatre for Performance

Year 2 modules: Creative Research Project, Working in the Performing Arts Industry, Contemporary Dance 2, Jazz Dance 2, Contact Improvisation, Performance Project, Working in Creative Education

*All modules subject to change

Assessment method

Assessments include a range of exams, practicals and performances. Such diversity allows you to experience and refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps

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 code DN11
Institution code L77
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.

Additional entry requirements


Satisfactory dance ability to be assessed at audition

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,395 Year 1
EU £7,395 Year 1
International £7,395 Year 1
England £7,395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,395 Year 1
Scotland £7,395 Year 1
Wales £7,395 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Loughborough College
Radmoor Road
LE11 3BT

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