Dance study in the UK

Studying Dance in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Dance.

UK Dance Courses

Introduction to Dance

Studying a Dance degree at a UK university will equip you with the transferable skills needed to be a success across the many disciplines of this unique art form. Classes will combine theory and practice and strong links with industry ensure almost all classes are taught by professionals.

Studying Dance will equip you with the transferable skills needed to succeed in this unique industry. Critical, theoretical and performance skills in all areas will be developed, alongside teamwork, creativity and discipline. Dance and Drama modules at most UK universities will include history, technique, choreography, appreciation, movement studies, concepts and cultures, play staging, technique and technical theatre.

Careers in Dance

The common path many Dance performers move towards following graduation is auditioning for roles in front of the curtain, but there are a wide variety of other positions performers can move into, including choreography, direction and project management. Dance teaching is also another popular career path and joint honours degrees are available for students who wish to pursue this.

What are the entry requirements for Dance?

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

Where can I study Dance in the UK?

To learn more about the best Dance universities in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Dance and Drama schools in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:

  1. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  2. University of Essex
  3. Birmingham City University
  4. Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
  5. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  6. University of Exeter
  7. University of Birmingham
  8. Conservatoire of Dance and Drama
  9. University of Warwick
  10. University of Glasgow

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  • Study at University of Glasgow
  • Study at University of Kent
  • Study at University of Oxford
  • Study at University of East Anglia
  • Study at London School of Economics
  • Study at Kings College London
  • Study at University of Liverpool