Dance BA (Hons) (W500)


Coventry University

Dance BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury


Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
- - -



This course runs from 2017/18

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your own artistic practice, through a study of dance technique, performance, choreography and the history of dance, in a professional environment informed by world leading research.

Why choose this course? 

This course has a long-standing reputation for helping to prepare dancers for the world of professional contemporary dance. Your classes will take place in one of our fully equipped dance studios, as well as some contextual studies in lecture theatres and seminar rooms. Throughout your time with us we will support you in your journey to realise your full potential in dance. If you choose this course you may benefit from:

  • regular technique classes throughout your three years of study;
  • an outstanding staff team who are all practicing professional dancers, choreographers and researchers with national and international reputations;
  • a rich schedule of classes, workshops, performances and talks from internationally renowned guest artists and visiting teachers/choreographers to complement your studies;
  • visiting professors of Dance who in the past have included Siobhan Davies, Helen Poyner, Miranda Tufnell and Caroline Bowditch;
  • links with many Universities across the world and the opportunity to apply for exchange programmes during your studies;
  • a dance research centre with staff of international standing, producing world-leading research.;
  • regular performance opportunities;
  • a professional dance organisation, Decoda, based at the University offering many additional opportunities.


What will I learn? 

The course encourages creativity, exploration and a professional approach to contemporary dance. On our course you will have the opportunity to develop your own artistic practice through the study of dance technique, performance, choreography and contextual studies. The core course content includes the following subject areas:

Regular contemporary dance technique classes, and supporting studies such as yoga, pilates, ballet and experiential anatomy;

  • choreography and devising dance;
  • performance skills in a range of settings, and the chance to work as a company during year two with visiting professional choreographers;
  • improvisation, including contact improvisation;
  • dance history and theory with an emphasis on current dance practise;
  • optional studies in dance film, projects in teaching and community settings supported by theoretical studies, and placements with regional and national dance organisations;
  • the chance for your final practical project to take place within a festival of dance.

How will this course be taught? 

With an emphasis on studio-based learning with daily technique and practical classes, our course is delivered through a mixture of practical sessions, workshops, rehearsals, lectures, seminars and small group tutorials. Rather than formal exams you will gain your degree through the submission of practical and written coursework, and continuous assessment. In addition to this, all teaching staff are available to you this is a strong, impressive course which provides a robust artistic, practical and academic foundation towards a realistic career in the performing arts. "I have seen a range of academic and practical work over the last year and have been consistently impressed with the continued evidence of strong and excellent pedagogy throughout the course which reflects current research as well as latest arts practices' - Karen da Silva - external examiner.

How will I be assessed? 

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: practical assessments 60%; essays 10%; group practical work 15%; presentations 15%.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme for more details. 

Teaching contact hours 

In a typical week you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Medium group teaching: 18 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 2 hours of tutorials each week

Large group teaching: class sizes on this course are normally such that most of teaching is in small or medium-sized groups

Personal study: 20 hours each week of studying and rehearsing in your own time 

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

From the time you commence your studies we will treat you as a professional dance artist. You will be offered opportunities not only to study with professional choreographers and performers but also to apply for work placements with associated dance organisations, artists and choreographers. As part of your final year you plan, rehearse or facilitate, and then realise a dance project which will be tailored to your skills and interests, giving you real world experience with which to take your first steps into the professional dance world or on to further study. Professional skills and project management activities are delivered throughout the course but particularly during this Final Project. Recent examples of the destinations of some of our graduates include: employment in professional dance companies, studying at the Limon Institute in New York; developing their own choreographic practice in companies formed at Coventry University; MA studies; teaching in primary and secondary education and in Further Education Colleges; working for companies such as Chisenhale Dance Space, Decoda and Dance4.

Coventry University is commited to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.


How much does it cost?

Fees: £9,250

The financial considerations of University study are of course, important, and it would be natural to worry about the possibility of having to face unexpected hidden extras. At Coventry University there is an absolute commitment to ensuring everything is clearly communicated in advance.

In each course description you will find what is included in the fees, what is not, and if there are any possible additional extras, a projection of what the possible costs would be.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:

Jak złożyć podanie?

Masz więcej pytań?

Napisz do nas na


do góry