Bath Spa University

Dance Bath Spa University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Dance at Bath Spa University offers rigorous practical training in choreography, technique and performance and aims to build the skills you need to become a creative and articulate dance professional. You’ll immerse yourself in an exciting and challenging artistic environment, gaining industry experience through weekly classes and projects delivered through our extensive network of professional dance artists and companies.

  • Creativity and performance lie at the heart of the course.

  • Take the course as a single honours subject, or alongside another subject as a combined award.

  • Alternatively, you can take the course alongside another art discipline (BA Creative Arts).

  • Be immersed in a world of exciting choreographic opportunities.

  • Develop a critical and analytical mindset that will support your creative enquiry.

Course details


Year One will be a fast-paced, challenging experience that builds your skills in the key areas of performance, creativity and critical thinking. You’ll work on regular performance projects, creating solo, small group and large ensemble work.You will attend regular sessions with visiting companies and artists, this will help expand your understanding of the dance industry.

In Year Two, you’ll stretch those creative and performance skills in exciting new directions, while a wide range of practical sessions will deepen your understanding of how performance work can be created for different contexts. The visiting guest artist will continue to provide you with inspirational workshops.

Finally, Year Three will see you focus on developing a specialist area, with modules to support the pathway that interests you, such as performance, choreography, teaching, and dance movement therapy. You’ll embark on a large scale performance project, as well as completing a work placement with a professional dance organisation.

Please refer to our website for more information.

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 W500
Institution code B20
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
A level CCC A Level grades CCC including Grade C in Dance, Performing Arts or related subjects accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit. Merit (MMM) in Dance, Performing Arts or related subjects accepted.
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) in addition to other qualifications and experience in Dance.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points A minimum of 26 points will be required in addition to evidence of further experience/ qualifications in dance or performing arts .

Additional entry requirements


If you apply, we’ll ask you to attend an audition day so that we can assess your suitability for the programme. The audition gives you a chance to demonstrate your physical dance skills and your creative abilities. Your personal statement is your chance to show your skills and experience in dance. We want to know about what inspires you and what you hope to achieve with your training.

Auditions will consist of:

Technique Class
We are looking for commitment, enthusiasm and physical evidence of dance training to an appropriate level (alignment, accuracy, energy).

Creative Workshop
We are looking for creativity and imagination, the ability to work as a group and to create and present work in a contemporary style.

Course Overview/ Q&A Session
This session should clarify what you can expect from the course in terms of practical and written requirements, workshops, projects and placements. We will also be able to answer individual questions to help you to decide whether this course is right for you.

Eligible applicants will be invited to auditions at our Newton Park Campus between December and March.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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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Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe

Course contact details

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Bath Spa Admissions Team