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Kingston University

UCAS Code: WW45 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

A-level: Dance / Drama and Theatre Studies / Performance Arts / English Literature or Language or similar grade B (40 points) is required. Where A-level does not include Dance or Performing Arts, other dance experience will be considered. General Studies not accepted.

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

DMM-DDM

Relevant Subject: Dance/ Performing Arts

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112-128

Level 3 qualifications, including Dance, Performance Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language/Literature or a related subject.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Dance

Drama

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- You’ll perform regularly in public at the Rose Theatre, the International Youth Arts Festival and national fringe festivals. These projects will develop your project management skills.

- Strong industry links within the performing arts, which embed employability and professionalism at the core of all modules.

- Our RIBA award-winning Town House building has a performance studio theatre and six dance studios, all equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres.

- Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.

**About this course**
The BA Dance and Drama at Kingston is designed with a strong practical emphasis, and a focus on London's vibrant multicultural arts scene. It allows students to engage critically with a range of approaches to the performing body as it moves across the related fields of drama and dance. As well as becoming skilled practitioners, students develop an understanding of the ways drama and dance engage with and shape identity, bodies and culture in the global city.

Drama at Kingston is a dynamic, challenging and supportive community, located in its own designated building, the Reg Bailey, which contains one large, fully-equipped, flexible black box studio, one smaller studio and a number of rehearsal rooms. The Dance studios are located in the Town House designed by award-winning Grafton Architects. It features three large dance studios, each equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors and barres. Students on the BA Dance and Drama will benefit from the use of both facilities.

**Future Skills**
Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability.

As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge.

At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it.

**Career opportunities**
Many graduates pursue performing, directing, producing, arts journalism or teaching. Our alumni have joined renowned dance companies as performers or as administrators and project managers.

Modules

– Dance Techniques and Cultures
– Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices
– Creating Dance 2 and 3

To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment methods

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios and dissertation).

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Performing Arts (Drama, Dance and Music)

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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.

91%
Dance
36%
Drama

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

80%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

Drama

Teaching and learning

50%
Staff make the subject interesting
54%
Staff are good at explaining things
50%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
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

64%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
29%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
23%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Public services and other associate professionals

Drama

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.

£17,680
med
Average annual salary
82%
low
Employed or in further education
35%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

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.

Drama

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

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

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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