Course Details

  • If you’ve completed a HND in performing arts and would like to convert your qualification to a BA (Hons) degree, then this top up course in Dance and Performance could be perfect for you. It will help prepare you for a future career as a performer, a dance artist and a creator in this ever-changing industry.

    Covering a wide range of dance styles from contemporary, ballet and tap, to jazz, hip hop and capoeira, you’ll focus on developing your creative and technical skill with performance pieces that are both devised and improvised. You’ll also take a closer look at other performance genres including singing, acting, physical comedy, trapeze work, acrobatics and even aerial skills!

    The year-long course will help hone your abilities as a dancer and performer, both on stage and off it, as you learn what it takes to teach, create, perform, and manage your own marketing and finances. You’ll build up a creative portfolio and professionally filmed showreel, before devising and performing in your own festival.

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  • For this course, assessment is split between 80% practical work and 20% written pieces or professional discussions. You’ll complete performances, technique sharings and creative portfolios, along with some research proposals and an academic essay.

  • Whether you want to advance your knowledge further or jump straight into a career in the dance and performance industry, you’ll have all the skills and abilities you need with this BA (Hons) degree qualification.

    You could continue onto an MA degree, or complete a PGCE to teach dance in primary and secondary schools. Or you could find yourself dancing and choreographing for a living, working on cruise ships, in holiday parks, in the West End, or as a freelance artist!

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  • The fees for this BA (Hons) top-up degree in Dance and Performance are currently £5,900 per year.

    There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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