Kingston University London - Dance and Drama BA (Hons)

Kingston University London

Dance and Drama BA (Hons)

If you're considering a career in the performing arts, this combination of dance and drama is both artistic and practical.

You'll be encouraged to develop your own identity in dance and as a theatre-maker, reflecting your interests and career pathway. To prepare you for working in the performance industry, you'll develop analytical, choreographic, directorial, ensemble, and performance skills.

There are practical opportunities to master physical performance in both dance and drama. Workshops and active technique classes cover a wide range of performance styles. This includes popular and non-Western forms and reflects the professional practice you'll experience in your career.

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, equipped to professional standards with fully sprung floors, mirrors, and barres.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


  • Level 3 qualifications, including Dance, Performance Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies, English Language/Literature or a related subject (A-levels, BTEC Diploma, Access Diploma, IB Diploma, etc.).
  • IELTS of 6.5


    overall, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Our Dance and Drama graduates currently work in the creative industries as performers, writers, choreographers, directors, stand-up comedians, community artists, outreach workers, technicians, producers and events managers.   

In addition to pursuing careers in Drama and Dance, they work in publishing, journalism, advertising and marketing, arts management, new media, fitness instruction, public relations, business, and therapeutic fields. A significant number of graduates go on to postgraduate study in related fields or to teacher training.

Course Details

You'll work on a range of workshops and across a wide range of performance styles. Through practical classes, you'll acquire analytical, choreographic, directorial, ensemble and performance techniques that will equip you to work in the performance industry.

You will be encouraged to develop projects through workshops, rehearsals and full productions. You'll also take part in Kingston's International Youth Arts Festival and the Camden Fringe Festival, gaining valuable professional experience and adding to your employability.

Year 1

Dance Techniques and Cultures 1
The Actor and the Text
Performance Vocabularies and Methods

Year 2

Core Modules:
Devising: Body and Technology
Dance Techniques and Cultures 2
Optional Modules:
Creating Dance 2
Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices 1
The Theatre Director: crafting productions for the stage
Popular Performance I: Mask and Clown

Final Year

Core Modules:
Dance Company
Drama Production Projects
Optional Modules:
Creating Dance 3
Popular Performance II: Cabaret and Variety
Hip Hop and Urban Performance Practices 2
Special Study: Tragedy, Catastrophe, Trauma
Special Study: Applied Theatre

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