Undergraduate

The Programme

Programme Structure

FIRST YEAR:
Develop reflective, technical and critical skills through studio-based learning, lectures and tutorials.

  • Daily practical, studio-based classes in a variety of dance practices to develop technical ability.
  • Introduction to key artistic, political and philosophical principles.
  • Introduction to dance teaching skills.
  • Work with guest artists to experience a variety of creative processes
  • Develop skills in media, screendance and site dance through collaborative performance-based projects
  • Experience principles of safe dance practice including methods to enhance dance performance, prevent injury and develop psychological skills

SECOND YEAR:
Engage with the wider dance sector and explore your practices within different contexts.

  • Daily practical, studio-based classes in a variety of dance practices to further develop technical ability.
  • Learn from dance practitioners and artists.
  • Develop collaborative skills within dance and other art forms 
  • Develop an deepen your understanding of dance teaching in schools and communities.

THIRD YEAR:
Emphasis on developing personal artistic practice. Challenging and reinforcing critical, problem solving and collaborative skills within dance. 

  • Daily practical, studio-based classes in a variety of dance practices to further develop technical ability.
  • Creation of professional portfolios, CVs, showreels and other materials.
  • Performing opportunities within theatres, other sites and across different media.
  • Independent research year-long project.

The entire course is developed on principles of periodization. You will gain first-hand experience of this initiative in a dance context for optimal performance, and physical and mental well-being.


Want to see the future faces of dance?

Meet our 2020 graduating students of the BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance

Meet our 2019 graduating students of the BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance. 

Download Grad Book 2019