University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' An impressive, national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. ' Roehampton is rated No. 1 for dance research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' 94% satisfaction with teaching (NSS 2014). ' Enthusiastic tutors with extensive contacts in the dance sector, who will help prepare you to work within the dance industry. ' Specialist classes with live music take place in state'of'the'art studios.

Course Modules

Year 1: improvisation and dance composition; looking at dances; investigating dance practice. Optional modules: level 1 technique 1; level 1 technique 2; dancing communities and citizenship. Year 2: extended essay; key perspectives in dance; dance international report. Optional modules: labanotation; introduction to dance science; world music and dance; dance, culture and society; project management; choreography and collaboration; choreography and site; choreography and improvisation; ballet 2; contact 2; Cunningham 2; Graham 2; Lim'n 2; release 2. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: comparative analysis (issues of genre and style); dance, power and politics; philosophy and aesthetics (thinking through dance art); dance through the anthropological lens; gender, sexualities and performance; re'presenting and embodying dance history; popular and urban dance (from Bollywood to breakdance); from process to product; the resourceful choreographer; screen dance; ballet 3; contact 3; Cunningham 3; Graham 3; Lim'n 3; release 3; dance technique: practice form and function; dance performance and repertory; dance movement psychotherapy fundamentals; the teaching artist; dance criticism in practice; applied lighting and production for dance; graduate enterprise.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 136
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 136
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 98%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 98%

£15,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 70
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

26% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 53%

Total Practical: 47%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation