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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Dance

Degree Duration

3 years :


4 years :

Full-time, (If opting for the additional placement year)


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Our BA Dance offers an innovative and broad curriculum taught by artists and researchers who are leading specialists in their fields, and provides an excellent springboard for you to thrive in your career in dance and the arts.

You will engage in a comprehensive study of dance, integrating theory with dance practice in a vibrant, tight-knit community.

Our School of Arts provides a virtually unparalleled breadth of curricular expertise. We’re responsive to the needs of each individual student, meaning that the course will be shaped around your interests and ambitions, and provide you with countless opportunities to flourish both pre- and post-graduation.

Our classes are led by artists and academics with a wealth of experience and teaching expertise. They hold qualifications from some of the world’s top universities and conservatoires, and are experts in their fields.

Exploring familiar and unfamiliar dance forms, from ballet to capoeira to hip hop, you’ll be encouraged to reflect on dance in imaginative ways and develop your analytical skills – for instance, by considering how dance both shapes and is shaped by society, or how choreographers respond to a multicultural and globalised environment.

We have exciting partnerships with a host of illustrious choreographers, artists and dance companies. Our students have worked with renowned figures such as Akram Khan, Gaby Agiss, Igor and Moreno, and Rosemary Lee.

You will also have the opportunity to study dance in the context of politics, history, and cultural identity, and learn about areas such as theatre lighting, stage design and management, and screendance, to enhance your production and project management abilities. Our BA Dance is designed to fully prepare you for life both on and off the stage.

During this three-year degree, you will follow your own interests, gaining a strong understanding and knowledge of dance in both theory and practice. You will discover many different ways to experience dance, not only in performing, but also a variety of other roles including as an educator, artist, producer, policymaker, curator and screendance maker.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Roehampton graduates are working as choreographers, dancers, artistic directors, community dance artists, journalists, teachers, arts managers and programmers.

Whether you want to be front and centre stage, behind the lights, moulding the next generation of talent or working in policy and advocacy, our world-class BA Dance course will equip you with all the tools you need to succeed. Our degree also opens up an array of opportunities in other fields and professions by developing key transferable skills throughout your three years at Roehampton.

Excellent career and earnings prospects: Roehampton is in the top five universities in London for graduate pay in dance (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020 results, earnings three years after graduation).