This course is underpinned by a focus on creativity, exploration and a professional approach to contemporary dance to help you to successfully launch and sustain a career in dance or broader entertainment sector, nationally or internationally.
Coventry University’s partnership with Motionhouse Dance Theatre means that you may have the opportunity to benefit from a programme of workshops, masterclasses and placements with this world class dance-circus company throughout the undergraduate degree.
As a dance student at Coventry you will have the opportunity to experience a diverse schedule of classes, workshops, performances and talks from internationally renowned guest artists, visiting choreographers and professors housed in professionally-equipped dance studios and performance spaces.
From the outset, you’ll become a member of CUPID (Coventry University Performance in Dance), our very own Performance Company, and you’ll be offered opportunities to perform in our in-house Dance Theatre and also tour local and regional venues. Whether you are interested in performing, teaching, facilitating or choreographing, our well-established and internationally renowned degree is designed to realise your full creative potential, providing ample opportunities to learn and practice your art form, together with the skills, knowledge and understanding to sustain a career in Dance.
Closely allied with the independent contemporary dance sector in the UK, Europe and United States, our curriculum covers all aspects of contemporary dance within its wider artistic, historical and socio-cultural context. This includes dance technique, improvisation, choreography, movement studies, experiential anatomy, teaching and community practice, dance and technology, site specific practices, performance, contextual studies, collaborative and cross art form study.
Study in the 2021 UK City of Culture and 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 help you to develop the project management and professional skills needed to promote your talent and learning aligned with professional artists, agencies and companies. Each year, you’ll have the opportunity to gain real-life work experience teaching dance in local schools. In your final year, you’ll undertake a placement which should help to set you up for a successful start into the profession of your choice.