Dance BA (Hons) (W500)


Coventry University

Dance BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 60%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 55% 55%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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In a professional environment informed by world leading research, we’ll help you to develop your dance skills through a study of dance history, technique, performance and choreography.

Ranked among the best 15 universities in the country for ‘Drama and Dance’ in the Guardian University Guide 2017, we have a long-standing reputation preparing dancers for the world of professional contemporary dance. You’ll be given lots of opportunities to perform in our in-house Dance Theatre and also tour local and regional venues.

We offer fully-equipped dance studios and a rich schedule of classes, workshops, performances and talks from internationally renowned guest artists and visiting choreographers. For example, recent performance projects artists were Christopher Owen (Candoco), Flora Wellsley Wesley (Nora), Matthias Sperling (Siobhan Davies) and Simon Whitehead.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.


Course information

This course is underpinned by a focus on creativity, exploration and a professional approach to contemporary dance to enable you to successfully launch and sustain a career in the commercial dance or broader entertainment sector, nationally or internationally.

We aim to develop your understanding of key processes and current practices within the arts through active learning and by cultivating skills in critical analysis of the performing arts in this media led age, both your own and that of others.

Year one:

During your first year, you’ll be introduced to the basic skills and good practice necessary for acquiring a sound dance technique through a series of movement practices and practical classes. You will participate in choreographic workshops, investigating compositional structures and the methods employed by postmodern dance choreographers.

We’ll explore a range of different dance techniques, including released based contemporary dance, improvisation and contact improvisation, supported by other related movement practises, such as yoga and pilates to maintain the development of physical intelligence.

Basic principles of anatomically efficient movement, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention along with class etiquette and professional practice will also be introduced.


  • Movement Studies 1
  • Choreography Workshop
  • Placing Practice in Context
  • Introduction to Site-Responsive Dance
Year two:

In the second year, you will further develop physical intelligence, consolidating your kinaesthetic awareness and understanding of the body as an interrelated whole. You will be introduced to the notions of multi-directional awareness in relation to your dancing and examine more dance techniques, including improvisation, the Skinner Releasing Technique and contact improvisation.


  • Movement Studies 2
  • Performance Project
  • Dance Analysis
  • Optional Modules
Placement year:

After your second year, you have an opportunity to take a sandwich year, studying abroad or on professional placement.

Past students have assisted at Dance UK symposia, helped to archive for Motionhouse, organised a Flamenco festival for a European project, performed with Highly Sprung and assisted at a national gathering for Contact Improvisation teachers across the UK.


  • Study abroad
  • Professional placement
Final year:

The final year is designed to consolidate your understanding of the relationship between technical skill, personal artistry and performance. You have the opportunity to create and present a substantial piece of creative work in collaboration with others within our annual festival of dance.

Past students have made film works, created site-specific events across Coventry and in Birmingham, conducted projects with local school children, made choreographic works for the theatre and specialist lighting projects for dance.


  • Movement Studies 3
  • Dissertation
  • Final Project: Collaborative Event
  • Optional Modules

Why choose this course?

Whether you are interested in performing, teaching, facilitating or choreographing, our well-established degree is designed to realise your full artistic potential, providing ample opportunities to learn and practice your art form, together with the skills, knowledge and understanding to sustain a career in commercial dance.

Closely allied with the independent contemporary dance sector in the UK, Europe and United States, our comprehensive curriculum covers all aspects of contemporary dance within its wider artistic, historical and socio-cultural context. This includes dance practice, improvisation, choreography, study of the body in motion, experiential anatomy, teaching and community practice, dance film, site specific practices, performance, contextual studies, collaborative and cross art form study.

Study here and you’ll have the opportunity to join a vibrant, multicultural creative learning community with a focus on vocational and professional practice linked to the demands of the current performing arts industry. Throughout your studies, we’ll aim to help you to develop the project management and professional skills needed to promote your talent and learning alongside professional artists, agencies and companies.

Our Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) brings together artists, scholars and partners from across the creative and cultural industries to carry out world class research in the field of live and digital dance, as well as being home to the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. With funding from the Arts Council England and Cultural Olympiad, to name a few, we are exploring forms of somatic practice, which emphasises internal physical perception and experience. We are also looking to develop alternative sites for performance, including screen and site-responsive dance, and new ways of publishing performances.

International experience opportunities

The course offers opportunities to apply for international exchange and study abroad programmes, which range from a few weeks to a full year. Currently, we have links with USA, Estonia, Sweden, Cyprus, Italy and France. Our staff team, both permanent and visiting, are all highly respected dance artists or academics with international links and standing. Most recently our students took part in an Online International Learning (OIL) project with drama students at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU:

September 2018

  • £9,250 (per year)

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