Contextual Studies consist of a range of courses that position dance within an interdisciplinary context to support the student's physical knowledge, and to increase their awareness of the cultural landscape surrounding the art form. Over the first two years students study anatomy, design, music, choreological studies and fundamental teaching practice. In the third year students choose one of these areas to specialise in, and through which to reflect upon their practical projects.
Professional Studies seeks to prepare students for the range of career options available to them. For first years, the course focuses on study skills, budgeting and personal management, while third years work on mock auditions, project planning, and other topics to enable them to launch themselves into the dance profession.