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Dance (BA)

BA (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code:

W500

Dance at Roehampton is world-renowned, where you will join a diverse and inspiring community of staff and students. This is where you will foster academic and artistic excellence, creativity and innovation.

Did you know?

We are ranked number one in the UK for the impact of our research in dance (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

Top 6 in London for Dance

(Complete University Guide 2025)

Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

For delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

#1 modern university in the UK for Research

Research Excellence Framework

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Our BA Dance offers an innovative and broad curriculum taught by artists and researchers who are leading specialists in their fields and provides an excellent springboard for you to thrive in your career in dance and the arts.

You will engage in a comprehensive study of dance, integrating theory with dance practice in a vibrant, tight-knit community.

The skills you'll develop include those around:

  • Dance forms
  • Contact improvisation
  • Release technique
  • Ballet

You'll be encouraged to reflect on dance in imaginative ways and develop your analytical skills – for instance, by considering how dance both shapes and is shaped by society, or how choreographers respond to a multicultural and globalised environment.

Learning

Your classes are led by artists and academics with qualifications from some of the world's top universities and conservatoires.

The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences provides a virtually unparalleled breadth of curricular expertise.

The needs of each individual student are at the centre of the course, meaning that the course will be shaped around your own interests and ambitions, and will provide you with countless opportunities to flourish.

During this three-year degree, you will follow your own interests, gaining a strong understanding and knowledge of dance in both theory and practice. You will discover many different ways to experience dance, not only in performing, but also a variety of other roles including as an educator, artist, producer, policymaker, curator and screendance maker.

We have exciting partnerships with a host of illustrious choreographers, artists and dance companies. Our students have worked with renowned figures such as Akram Khan, Gaby Agiss, Igor and Moreno, and Rosemary Lee.

Four dedicated studios For studio-based learning, technique classes, portfolio development and professional training courses.
State-of-the-art library with dance resources offering more than 52,000 books, journals, and videos in one of the UK’s finest collections
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Assessment

Your assessments reflect the real-world of dance, preparing you for your future. 

You’ll be set authentic assessments, meaning that your projects, tasks and exercises will replicate the working world of dance, ensuring that you are fully prepared for life after graduation.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you can apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience in dance.

Careers

During this three-year degree, you will follow your own interests, gaining a strong understanding and knowledge of dance in both theory and practice.

Your future role could be:

  • Choreographer 
  • Dancer
  • Artistic director
  • Community dance artist 
  • Journalist 
  • Teacher
  • Arts manager
  • Arts Programmer

Whether you want to be front and centre stage, behind the lights, moulding the next generation of talent or working in policy and advocacy, our world-class BA Dance course will equip you with all the tools you need to succeed. Our degree also opens up an array of opportunities in other fields and professions by developing key transferable skills throughout your three years at Roehampton.

Our successful dance alumni include Robyn Cabaret who is a Programmer at Sadler's Wells; Tom Bowes, who works at Northern Contemporary Dance School; Ceyda Tanc who runs her own dance company; Holly Blakey, an award-winning music video choreographer and director, and Maya Pindar, dance critic and reviewer.

 

Wherever you want to go in the future, you’ll be preparing for the world of work from day one at Roehampton, with regular access to:

  • Career development events
  • Guest industry speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Personalised mentoring and careers support

You’ll graduate ready to grab every opportunity that comes your way. 

Our careers support team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers.

You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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Get a real taste of our campus, community and what it’s like to study at Roehampton

Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

 

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

 

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

Specific entry requirements

Applicants who are not currently taking/do not hold a qualification in dance will be asked to submit performance footage. For further information please email admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

 

Entry tariff

Specific entry requirements

Applicants who are not currently taking/do not hold a qualification in dance will be asked to submit performance footage. For further information please email admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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