Middlesex University

Course Introduction

Our BA Dance Studies degree allows you to engage in a comprehensive study of dance, focused around a central core of choreography, performance and critical appreciation. On this degree you will develop performance, creative and critical skills to experience the multifaceted dimensions of dance as an art form. Our programme is distinguished by the flexibility of choice offered in Year 3 with the additional option to focus fully on choreographic processes and exit with the award title BA Honours Dance Studies (Choreography).

**Why study BA Dance Studies at Middlesex University?**

Middlesex University is one of the top universities in the UK for dance, recognised nationally and internationally for its high calibre of teaching, innovative research and state'of'the'art facilities. Our department's student satisfaction rating is one of the best in London at 91% (NSS, 2016).

Performing arts at Middlesex have a long established tradition of excellence in training and educating students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our lecturers are renowned experts in their fields, with impressive portfolios in both the dance profession and academia which have gained international recognition. Middlesex prides itself in offering a vibrant and inclusive environment, instilling in our students a sense of confidence, passion and achievement. This, together with the vicinity of London's many theatre and dance venues in this global city, makes for a unique student experience.

**Course highlights**

Our teaching staff are renowned experts in their fields, with impressive portfolios in both the dance profession and academia, which have gained international recognition

We teach daily practical classes with live accompaniment

You will have frequent performance opportunities during the course

Our degree integrates theory with practice

We have an excellent graduate employment record

Guest performance workshops will enhance your learning

Our student'led dance society offers you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in different genres (classes have included, for example, hip hop, lyrical jazz and street dance)

Our vibrant campus is close to central London

We are linked with the sport and rehabilitation clinic

As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Course Modules

Foundation Year:Performing Arts Exploration, Performing Arts Practice, Cross'Arts Collaboration, Writing Project Year 1: Dance Practices 1 (60 credits) ' Compulsory, Dance Studies 1 (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Dance: Learning in Context (30 credits) ' Compulsory. Year 2: Dance Practices 2 (60 credits) ' Compulsory, Dance Studies 2 (30 credits) ' Compulsory, Jazz Dance (30 credits) ' Optional, Improvisation (30 Credits) ' Optional, Repertoire (30 credits) ' Optional. Year 3: Choreography 1 ' Choreography Pathway (30 Credits) ' Optional, Choreography 2 ' Choreography Pathway (30 Credits) ' Optional, Dance Technique ' Performance Pathway (30 credits) ' Optional, Dance Performance ' Performance Pathway (30 credits) ' Optional, Applied Professional Practice (30 credits) ' Compulsory.

Plus one of the following to exit with BA (Hons) Dance Studies:Dance Science Research Project (30 credits) ' Optional, Choreography Research Project (30 credits) ' Compulsory for exit award BA (Hons) Dance Studies (Choreography), Independent Research Project (30 credits) ' Optional.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,000 Overseas Fees