Want to take your dance talents to a professional level? Improve your dancing skills and learn about exciting choreography through our highly practical programme! You will study in a dedicated arts campus that has a fantastic range of facilities to enhance your training, working with professional dancers and choreographers to learn the latest techniques. We offer small study groups that ensure each person gets the level of attention they deserve, helping you every step of the way to build upon your natural abilities.
Employability is a major factor in our course, with mentoring provided by industry professionals monitoring your development. Assessments are made when possible through showings, performances and presentations, building your confidence every step of the way. You'll learn skills that will support you no matter where your future might lie, so work towards your career with the outstanding support provided by our course.
We also offer this course with a specialism in musical theatre-click the button for more information.Dance with Musical Theatre
The programme is highly practical and structured around regular dance and physical theatre performances and productions. The course provides training in approaches to dance and physical theatre utilising a range of styles and practitioners. Opportunites to devise and choreograph projects are provided. We will explore dance and performance history and cultural contexts for the work, as well as approaches to teaching and the role of Dance in Education and the Community.
There is an employability focus right from the start of the course. Professional practice is developed through a high level of contact with industry professionals, who will mentor development through company classes and rehearsals as well as provide individual and company critique. In the final year there is a focus on practice as research and independent projects.
Showcase events including the opportunity of a graduate showcase in London are provided.
- Core Dance Skills
- Complementary Dance Skills
- Choreographic Studies
- Devising for Dance and Physical Theatre
- Institution of the Arts in our Time (Performing Arts)
- Reflection/Review (Performing Arts)
- Skills Development in Dance
- Key Teaching Practices in Dance
- Dance Company Tour
- Dance Theatre Performance
- Understanding the Cultural Economy (Performing Arts)
- Working in the Creative Industries (Performing Arts)
- Advanced Practice in Dance
- Final Production (Dance)
- Theory & Research Methods in the Performing Arts
- Performing Arts Dissertation
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.
96-112 UCAS tariff points. Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience. We have a points range so we can take into account all of the information on your application form and adjust the offer from the evidence provided.
You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table.
Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.
112 UCAS tariff points.
Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.
Apply online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), between September and January; they will send your application on to us. Applications submitted after this date will be considered late and the course you have applied for might be full by this time; however, we will consider you for alternative suitable courses.
Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support. You are allowed to select up to five course choices. You need to use the correct UCAS campus and course codes as not all courses are offered at every campus. You will be asked for the following information when you apply online:
Institution code name: UoC
Institution code: C99
- A Ambleside
- B Brampton Road, Carlisle
- E University of Cumbria at Energus, Workington
- F Fusehill Street, Carlisle
- L Lancaster
- T University of Cumbria in London
- Y University of Cumbria at Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness
Applications should be made online directly to the university; visit our website or contact email@example.com for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.
What makes a good application?
We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential-evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.
Make sure you include:
- Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
- A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
- A good personal statement.
- Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.
When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.
And if I accept?
The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.
We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.
Applications for full-time undergraduate study are made through UCAS. Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.
From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa. UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.
See the following websites for further details: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/studyingintheuk
All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc. The following PDF link below provides an overview of these costs for this course.Additional costs
You can use the course to work as a dancer, actor, performance artist or choreographer within the industry, including work in Television, Cinema and other media. You may also wish to work in a self-emplyoed capacity within the Arts.
The skills you learn will be perfect for any people-facing role, e.g. Sales or HR, as well as more creative work in Marketing and Promoting. You will also be ready to go into teaching dance in an Educational field.
Resources and facilities
All performances are directed by industry professionals to replicate industry practice and provide networking opportunities. All performances are public and take place in a licenced theatre. Students are given the opportunity to audition for a London Showcase at the end of the course and are prepared to take advantage of opportunities for National/International dance platforms.
You will study at a dedicated arts campus at Carlisle, including a main theatre and two studio performance spaces, 16 rehearsal studios, 3 dance studios, costume making and set building workshops, recording studios and media resources.