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This BA (Hons) Dance course offers a a broad range of modules to prepare you for various dance careers. You have the opportunity to study all aspects of this diverse and growing dance industry and pursue your love of dance in daily technique classes.
You will develop your unique choreographic ‘voice’ and perform throughout your studies. You will discover topics including dance technique, choreography, dance research, and explore where dance sits within a wider arts, cultural and dance science context. With regular practical dance classes, applied dance practice and work placements to give you real-world experience, this degree has a theory to practice ratio of 60:40.
Your theoretical study will inform your performance. For example you may study practice in the studio alongside anatomy theory in the classroom. Daily practical classes allow you to engage in healthy, safe dance practice including floor, ballet barre, centre work, traveling exercises and improvisational exercises designed to develop the technique skills you need to study dance at a university level.
You will perform throughout your studies including at end of semester shows and have the opportunity to take part in an international exchange programme during your second year.
On this course you will:
- Complete daily dance technique classes – five classes per week in a range of styles, including contemporary technique and ballet.
- Performer regularly, including at end of semester shows.
- Build your practical experience and academic subject knowledge.
- Join a close dance community and work dance students from other courses.
- Use University facilities including performance and rehearsal spaces.
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Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
You will complete theoretical and practical study in most of your modules. Your typical study week will include dance technique classes, supplemental training practices, lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory skills sessions, studio-based workshops and application of practice.
Outside of scheduled classes you will complete independent study including researching texts, completing individual or group tasks and working on your assignments.
What you will study
This degree is made up of modules. You will study a selection of core and optional modules each year. Each module is delivered differently depending on its content and focus of study.
During your first year you will gain a solid foundation in dance practice and theory with daily technique classes to explore composition and find your individual choreographic voice. In your second year you will start to specialise; you could focus on practical areas such as repertory, improvisation and performance, or broaden your subject understanding by selecting modules like The Dancer’s Body, Scenography or Popular Dance.
In your third year you can specialise further by choosing modules on dance practice and performance that relate directly to careers in performance, choreography, teaching, dance movement psychotherapy, community dance, production or administration. You will also complete your final year project which can be presented practically, submitted as a written assignment, or submitted as a combination of these options.
If you study the Top-Up version of this course you will complete the Year 2 and Year 3 modules below.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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Examining Dance History
Students are introduced to ‘key figures’ who are understood to have shaped Theatre Dance (Ballet and/or Modern and Contemporary Dance practice) in the USA, UK, and the rest of Europe. Selection is made from a variety of dance practitioners and includes reference to wider artistic, cultural, and political contexts. Students are also introduced to the notion of academic writing, which encourages a more balanced and objective interpretation of the evidence under investigation.
Take on industry roles
You will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement with a high-profile dance company, arts organisation, or educational setting during your degree. This will help you gain workplace experience and prepare for a range of careers.
The Dance Department’s strong links with dance companies and organisations across the country can help you secure successful work experience and placement opportunities.
Previous students have worked at companies including:
- Loop Dance
- Stop Gap
- Jasmin Vardimon
- South East Dance
- Sussex Dance Network
- The Point
- Yorke Dance Project
- One Dance UK
- Scottish Ballet
- National Dance Company of Wales
- Pavilion Dance South West
- Far Flung Dance Theatre
Study Abroad Opportunities
You will be able to complete an international or European exchange as part of your studies. You could undertake an exchange for 1 semester or a whole year at one of our partnership institutions in Canada, USA, Sweden, Portugal, Israel, Norway or elsewhere.
Where you could go after your studies
This BA (Hons) Dance degree prepares you for a range of careers across the dance industry.
You will prepare for the world of work throughout your degree. Several course modules support work-based learning opportunities alongside the 3Fall Dance Company or mapdance, as well as teaching placements.
Past students have gone on to work at leading dance institutions such as:
- Sadler’s Wells
- Trinity Laban
- The Point
You could become a:
- Community dance practitioner
- Dance company education officer
- Dance movement psychotherapist (with postgraduate study)
- Dance or arts administrator
- Dance journalist or critic
- Independent dance artist (performer, choreographer)
- Stage manager
- Teacher in primary, secondary, further and higher education (with postgraduate study)
- Postgraduate student and researcher
You could choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level.
Study options at the University of Chichester include:
- MA Performance: Dance
- MA Dance Research
- MA Choreography and Professional Practice
- MA Dance, Somatics and Dance Science
- MA Choreography (Independent Research)
- MA Dance: Advanced Practice