Dance Performance with Foundation Year

Course Introduction

The BA Dance Performance degree will equip you with the required skills and knowledge for a career in dance – whether as a performer, choreographer, researcher, administrator or educator. We recognise the importance of integrating practice and theory, and reflect this in our approach to teaching and learning.

**Why study BA Dance Performance 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. Performing Arts at Middlesex has a long established tradition of excellence in training and educating students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 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. This course has a 100% student satisfaction rating (NSS, 2016).

**Course highlights**

Our teaching staff are renowned experts in their fields, with impressive portfolios in both the dance profession and academia

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: Dance Technique - Performance Pathway (30 credits) - Compulsory, Dance Performance - Performance Pathway (30 credits), Applied Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory, Independent Research Project (30 credits), Dance Science Research Project (30 credits).

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

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

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL (iBT): 72.0 -- With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- With at least 51 in all components