BA (Hons) Drama and Dance

BA (Hons) Drama and Dance

Draw on the best of both worlds by working across Drama and Dance. You will have the opportunity to explore all aspects of performance. Through our flexible module options you have the chance to build a course that works for you.

Through daily studio practice you will develop your dance and drama skills through:

  • Creating choreography
  • Devising theatre images
  • Researching performance history and practice.

As you progress through the course you will specialise in the areas that interest you most. The areas you may chose to focus on include:

  • Working more independently
  • Forming an ensemble
  • Creating a piece of dance theatre that engages with a socially important issue
  • Engaging with organisations outside of the university.

You will be supported by theatre-makers and choreographers with a strong reputation in their field. Your tutors will work closely with you to make sure the course prepares you for the career you would like to pursue.

You will have the opportunity to work with visiting industry professionals from solo artists to community specialists. Take party in field trips to European cities to participate in workshops and performances which will enhance your research.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This degree gives you the opportunity to develop a set of skills which are highly valuable to employers, including team work, the ability to collaborate, contextual awareness and the ability to meet deadlines.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as an:

  • Actor
  • Community arts worker
  • Dancer
  • Dramatherapist
  • Music therapist
  • Theatre director

Course Details

Year 1

Making Ensemble Performance
Workshop Facilitation
Big Ideas in Performance
Ensemble: Political Performance
Movement for Performance
Spoken Word Performance
Theatre for Social Change

Year 2

Politically Engaged Practice 1
Politically Engaged Practice 2
Physical Theatre
Site Specific Dance
Re-Performing Dance Archives
Acting for Screen: The Performer as Auteur
Acting Vignettes
Artist as Witness
Auto/biography and Performance
Children and Young People
Performance in Social Context
Politics and the Play
Writing after Beckett

Year 3

Contemporary Performance Practice: Research and Development
Contemporary Performance Practice: Actualisation
Independent Practice and Professional Portfolio: Drama and Dance

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