BA Dance

Our BA Dance offers an innovative and broad curriculum taught by artists and researchers who are leading specialists in their fields, and provides an excellent springboard for you to thrive in your career in dance and the arts.

Course details

You will engage in a comprehensive study of dance, integrating theory with dance practice in a vibrant, tight-knit community.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Our School of Arts and Digital Industries provides a virtually unparalleled breadth of curricular expertise. We’re responsive to the needs of each individual student, meaning that the course will be shaped around your interests and ambitions, and provide you with countless opportunities to flourish both pre- and post-graduation.

Our classes are led by artists and academics with a wealth of experience and teaching expertise. They hold qualifications from some of the world’s top universities and conservatoires, and are experts in their fields.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) We welcome applications from students studying T Levels. For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.


Roehampton graduates are working as choreographers, dancers, artistic directors, community dance artists, journalists, teachers, arts managers and programmers.

Whether you want to be front and centre stage, behind the lights, moulding the next generation of talent or working in policy and advocacy, our world-class BA Dance course will equip you with all the tools you need to succeed. Our degree also opens up an array of opportunities in other fields and professions by developing key transferable skills throughout your three years at Roehampton.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

  • Dance Practice 1
  • Dance Performance 1
  • Thinking Through Dance 1
  • Thinking Through Dance 2
  • Thinking Through Dance Project
  • Improvisation and Dance Composition
  • Dance Practice 2
  • Dance Performance 2

Optional modules

  • Dance Science in Practice
  • Dance History and Politics
  • Dance Analysis and Philosophy of Dance
  • Dance Cultures and Identities

Optional modules (Choreography)

  • Choreography and Collaboration
  • Choreography and Improvisation
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Career and Professional Development

Independent Study modules

  • Dance International Report
  • Extended Essay

Programme Convener’s approval needed

  • Independent Creative Project

Work Placement Year

  • Work Placement Year
  • Biosciences Independent Study
  • Biosciences Research Project

Optional modules

  • Palaeoanthropology
  • Conservation, People and Wildlife: South African Field Course
  • Human Osteology and Diversity
  • Primate Behaviour and Cognition
  • Advances in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Aquatic and Invertebrate Biology
  • Human Epidemiology and Pathophysiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Data Analysis for Zoologists and Bioscientists
  • Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • Field Work Methods in Ecology
  • Earth in Crisis: Interdisciplinary Approaches