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Dance Performance

Course Code: UFM0012

Level: 6
Subject area: Performing Arts & Production Arts
Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
Qualification: BA (Hons) top-up
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

About the course

Full Fee

Full-time £8,450

The BA (Hons) is designed primarily to train, develop, and encourage you to be a creative and technical dancer and performer. This will be achieved through regular technique sessions that are delivered by lecturers who have trained at a high level and have a wealth of vocational experience. You will become part of a collaborative dance company, devising, rehearsing and performing your own material, as well as other choreographers’ work, and you will be given numerous performance opportunities, both internally and externally to the College.

There will be many exciting workshops and opportunities to work with professional companies and gain real life experience of working in the industry. You will also network with employers throughout the course and create an industry standard portfolio and show reel to enable you to seek employment in the dance sector upon successful completion. 

What you'll learn

You will study the following subject areas:

  • advanced dance techniques
  • organising a dance event
  • professional practice
  • the dance performer
  • research and development through advanced practice.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • a Foundation Degree or equivalent level 5 qualification awarding 240 HE credits 
  • five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

You will be required to undertake a short practical audition, which will consist of presenting a one minute solo that you have devised in a dance genre of your choice.


You will be assessed through assignments, written, practical and/or work-based (depending on the topic).

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to further research or study, for example a PGCE or MA.

Other employment routes include: dance performer (with a company, through an agent, cruise ships, entertainment parks in the UK and abroad, commercial work, club work, local companies); dance teacher; arts administrator; choreographer; dance within the community.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: UFM0012

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £8450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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