Dance BA (Hons) (W502)




University of Sunderland

Dance BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

PRZEDMIOT (co najmniej 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym) POZIOM PODSTAWOWY POZIOM ROZSZERZONY
Matura podstawowa oraz rozszerzona Ogólna średnia ze wszystkich przedmiotów minimum 60% (podstawowe i/lub rozszerzone) Ogólna średnia ze wszystkich przedmiotów minimum 60% (podstawowe i/lub rozszerzone)
Stara matura ocena minimum 3 -
J. angielski minimum 80% minimum 50%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury - minimum 6.0 -
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Course overview 

The focus is on contemporary dance as a performing art. We also cover other genres such as jazz, experimental and physical dance theatre. Each module culminates in performances or presentation and you'll have the chance to perform in public at all stages.

Together with your tutors, you can devise a programme to suit your abilities and ambitions. Module titles include 'Dance Performance', 'Dance and Me', 'Arts Identity and Industry' and 'Dance Practice and Application'. You can choose to undertake 'Live Projects' which might involve developing classes or performing in the community.


Why us?

  • Dance at Sunderland came top in the UK during 15/16 for many areas including the teaching on my course, academic support and student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey
  • We have the best staff to student ratio in the North-East for dance and drama
  • The programme reflects the industry in the study of contemporary, commercial, jazz and urban dance
  • We offer the region’s best staff to student ratio as well as the highest satisfaction with teaching of dance and drama
  •  Support as an applicant, an undergraduate and a graduate is outstanding, creating a dance community which expands beyond the university and into the industry locally and nationally
  • Every dance student is part of producing dance company DUSC
  • Our research is rated as ‘Internationally excellent’ in Music, Dance and Performing Arts according to the latest Research Excellence Framework 2016
  • Sunderland is Best in the North-East for spend per student in Drama and Dance, according to The Guardian University Guide 2015 

Teaching and Assessment

 Teaching is largely workshop-based with supporting seminars, lectures and independent learning. There are opportunities to work with practising artists and dance companies. Other opportunities include involvement in community activity, musical theatre projects, commercial events and evening classes.

Your coursework is continually assessed in the form of essays, reflective logs, research documents and oral presentations. You are supported by your tutors in one to one tutorials and study skills sessions. As well as the University virtual learning environment, tutors also engage with University social media in order to communicate with students, share opportunities and offer advice.

All modules end in performances or presentations and you will have public performance opportunities at all stages.

Part-time study

If you study this course on a part-time basis you will typically complete 40-80 credits in a year, rather than the 120 credits of full-time students. All modules are taught during the day time and you will be studying alongside full-time students.

Modular structure

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Dance Performance (20 credits)
  • Jazz, Urban and Commercial Dance (20 credits)
  • Technical Bodies (Dance Techniques) (40 credits)
  • Dance and Me (20 credits)
Optional Modules:
  • Musical Theatre Preperation (20 credits)
  • Sport (20 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Dance Composition and Performance (20 credits)
  • Experimental Dance (20 credits)
  • Dance Preparation and Presentation (20 credits)
  • Technical Bodies 2 (20 credits)
  • Arts Identity and Industry (20 or 40 credits)
  • Live Project (20 credits)
  • Performing Arts In Context (Cabaret) (20 credits)

Optional Modules:

  • Musical Theatre Practice (20 credits)
  • Sport (20 credits)

 Final year (national level 6):   

  • Physical Dance Theatre (20 credits)
  • Staging the Dance (20 or 40 credits)
  • Key Dance Practitioners (20 credits)
  • Dance Practice and Application (Tour) (40 credits)
  • Live Project (20 credits)
  • Community Education (20 credits)

Optional Modules:

  • Musical Theatre Production (20 credits)
  • Sport (20 credits)

Fees and funding

Full-time fees

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/EU

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Part-time fees

Tuition fees for part-time students are £4,880 per 120 credits.

Please note that part-time courses are not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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