Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

Kingston's dance degree offers a diverse and exciting curriculum, combining practice with theory. It covers:

' urban, ethnic and popular dance styles (including hip hop, b'boy, house, Indian classical styles and Chinese martial arts)

' conventional Western dance styles (including contemporary, ballet, contact improvisation)

The course capitalises on London's vibrant multicultural dance scene, enabling you to access well'known dance centres like Sadler's Wells, the South Bank Centre, the Barbican and the Place.

You will be taught by a team of leading industry professionals and academics. You'll also be exposed to real'life dance companies through guest workshops and in'house residencies from the likes of the BalletBoyz and Hofesh Shechter. You will have the opportunity to become involved with local dance platforms and organisations, such as DanceWest, Ignition Dance Festival, the Rose Theatre and Kingston's International Youth Arts Festival.

In Summer 2019, a flagship new dance facility will open in the new Town House, designed by award'winning Grafton Architects. It will feature three large dance studios, each equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres.

The dance degree enhances your employability through a placement module in your third year, and a Production Project module in which you create a new production from concept to performance. Also, the Dance Teaching and Leading module develops your teaching skills and can support a teaching qualification.

**Foundation year ' Humanities & Arts**

If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the humanities or arts. At Kingston these include Creative Writing, Dance, Drama and English Literature.

Throughout the year'long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a humanities or arts degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

' Becoming an Independent Learner

' Radical Imaginations

' Being Human: History and the History of Ideas

' Communication in Context and Practice

Year 1

' Dancing Cultures

' Dancing Histories

' Dance Making 1

' Dancing Bodies

Year 2

' Performing Theories

' Popular Dance

' Dance and Professional Practice

' Dance Making 2

' Dance Teaching and Leading 1

' Performing Cultures

' Performing Techniques 1

Year 3

' Production Project

' Research Project

' Access to Dance

' Dance Making 3: Creation and Collaboration

' Performing Techniques 2

' Street Dances

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees