Whether you are interested in performing, teaching, facilitating or choreographing, our well-established degree is designed to realise your full artistic potential, providing ample opportunities to learn and practice your art form, together with the skills, knowledge and understanding to sustain a career in commercial dance.
Closely allied with the independent contemporary dance sector in the UK, Europe and United States, our comprehensive curriculum covers all aspects of contemporary dance within its wider artistic, historical and socio-cultural context. This includes dance practice, improvisation, choreography, study of the body in motion, experiential anatomy, teaching and community practice, dance film, site specific practices, performance, contextual studies, collaborative and cross art form study.
Study here and you’ll have the opportunity to join a vibrant, multicultural creative learning community with a focus on vocational and professional practice linked to the demands of the current performing arts industry. Throughout your studies, we’ll aim to help you to develop the project management and professional skills needed to promote your talent and learning alongside professional artists, agencies and companies.
Our Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) brings together artists, scholars and partners from across the creative and cultural industries to carry out world class research in the field of live and digital dance, as well as being home to the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. With funding from the Arts Council England and Cultural Olympiad, to name a few, we are exploring forms of somatic practice, which emphasises internal physical perception and experience. We are also looking to develop alternative sites for performance, including screen and site-responsive dance, and new ways of publishing performances.