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De Montfort University

Dance

UCAS Code: W500

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dance

Dance at DMU equips you with essential skills and knowledge to work successfully in today's dance profession. The course is intellectually and artistically demanding, offering daily dance class in contemporary techniques; ballet for contemporary dancers; fusion and improvisation, as well as Performance and Choreography (live and screen); Dance in Education and Community, Understanding the Dance Profession; Sustaining Professional Practice, and a Placement. In your second year, you may choose to personalise your studies in Dance: Choreography and Performance or Dance: Education and the Community, aligning your Degree to your career aspirations. You can also study dance as a joint honours degree alongside Arts and Festivals Management.

• **Daily technique class**
includes contemporary, ballet for contemporary dancers, fusion and contact improvisation
• **Personalise your studies**
in Dance: Choreography and Performance or Dance: Education and the Community, aligning your Degree to your career aspirations
• **Enhance your employability**
through excellent links with local, national and international dance organisations and artists that enrich your experience, keep the curriculum current and reflect industry practice
• **100% of our Dance graduates**
from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
• **Real life experience**
is offered though a placement module in your final year where you gain valuable real life experience in a professional setting
• **International opportunity**
through #DMUglobal gives you the opportunity to take part in an exciting international experience that will help shape your creative ideas
• **Recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts**
with superb facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for dance and performance learning activities

Modules

Year One
• Dance Techniques 1
• Ensemble Performance
• Choreography
• Exploring the Dance Profession

Year Two
• Dance Techniques 2
• Performance Project
• Choreography for Live Performance
• Choreography for Screen
• Dance Contexts
• Teaching and Leading Dance 1
• The Healthy Practitioner
• Creative Enterprise 1
• Promoting Dance

Year Three
In your final year you choose from a range of modules, listed below. This enables you to personalise your studies in line with your interests and career pathways.
Modules offered may include:
• Dance Techniques 3
• Dance Technique and Performance
• Choreography
• Dance Company
• Screen Dance: Concept to Production
• Teaching and Leading Dance 2
• Dance as History
• Dance Research Project 1
• Dance Research Project 2
• Placement 1
• Placement 2
• Creative Enterprise 2
• Education and the Performing Arts

Assessment methods

Our teaching and learning styles include practical classes, workshops, performances, lectures, screenings, demonstrations, small group discussions and one-to-one tutorials. In your independent study time you will undertake research by viewing, reflecting, analysing, writing and in practical explorations.

The studio work is practical but also involves discussion, analysis, critical reflection on practice and contextualisation. Your studies are supported by an excellent collection of books, journals, videos, DVDs, CDs, electronic and online media.

All assessment is via coursework and includes classwork, presentations, choreography, written assignments and portfolios.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Dance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,760
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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Many dance graduates from 2015 went straight into dance or choreography jobs, and there are good employment rates overall. Work in education, in schools and colleges, as freelance dance teachers or in sports and fitness, are also common. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common (over one in five dance graduates from 201t were working for themselves), as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once, and building your contacts and work experience can be very important for dance students to find their first job, so be prepared to work your people skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Dance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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