• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Dance (Hons) course at De Montfort University will prepare you for a range of dance-related careers. You will also benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, reflecting our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning. 

Intellectually and artistically demanding, it offers daily dance classes in contemporary techniques, ballet for contemporary dancers, and fusion and improvisation. In your second year you can choose to specialise your studies in performance and choreography or education and community. 

Dance: Performance and Choreography is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of performance and choreographic practices and develop their technical and artistic skills. Our successful graduates work as performers, choreographers, dance practitioners and producers.  

The aim of Dance: Education and Community is to help students wishing to teach and lead dance to gain a thorough knowledge of arts education and dance pedagogy. DMU graduates have landed roles as teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education and as community dance practitioners and project managers. 

Graduate careers

The dance graduates are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever changing demands of the current dance profession. They are equipped to successfully work in a range of dance-related careers as educators, performers, choreographers and managers, producers.

Students have gone on to work as heads of school and college dance departments, university lecturers, community dance practitioners, a former Director of Dance at Arts Council England and award-winning choreographers, such as Akram Khan. Some graduates choose to progress on to post-graduate study and doctoral research. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dance Techniques 
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Choreography
  • Exploring the Dance Profession
  • Performance Project
  • Choreography for Live Performance
  • Choreography for Screen

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points
  • Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.
  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE  English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.
  • We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • DMU Sports Scholarship
Apply for the DMU Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.
  • DMU Global High Flyers Award
Our dedicated DMU Global High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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