University of Cumbria

Dance (with integrated foundation year) University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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

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Acquire practical knowledge of the technical skills and creative processes of the disciplines of Acting Dance, Musical Theatre and Production as four strands of Performing Arts, demonstrating an appropriate range of technical competencies needed to complete the programme (aka Year-1 of ‘4-Year Extended Degree’) of study.

• Develop fundamental knowledge of historical contexts and perspectives of discipline specific forms.
. • Develop the analytical and critical thinking skills of a reflective practitioner in relation to selected texts and performance practice.
• Achieve core technical and creative skills and competencies in discipline specific practice (Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting and Production. )
• Explore and demonstrate understanding and skills in cross arts collaboration.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of different methods of working in professional practice; directed, devised, collaborative, group work and individual study.
• Learn and apply relevant skills of scholarship and academic writing
• Develop research, writing and presentation skills in order to present information, argument and evidence in a coherent and cogent manner.
• Prepare, through combination of the above, for onward progression to one of the following BA Honours degree programmes in Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts.

Course details

Assessment method

Coursework - may include written tasks and assignments, reports, dissertations, portfolios, project work = 50% or the integrated foundation year. Practical exams - may include practical skills assessment, oral assessment, presentations = 50% or the integrated foundation year.

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

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Course code W501
Institution code C99
Campus name Carlisle - Brampton Road
Campus code B

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 56 - 72 points
A level CD - DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 21 credits
P: 24 credits
Scottish Higher DDDD - CCDD

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,000 Year 1
International £7,500 Year 1
England £6,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,000 Year 1
Scotland £6,000 Year 1
Wales £6,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the first year only. For years 2 - 4, the BA or BSc fee will apply. Visit for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.

Provider information

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