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BSc (Hons) Dance Science & MSci Dance Science

Understand what happens to our body and mind when we dance, research how to advance and enhance dance practice

W5C6
3 years Full Time (BSc), or 4 Year Full Time (MSci)
Bishop Otter Campus

Overview

Dance science uses scientific research approaches combined with personal practice to examine what happens to our bodies and minds when we dance.

The goal of dance science is to advance and enhance what we do across a range of dance styles and settings, ultimately aiming to improve performance potential, reduce injury risk and enhance the wellbeing of anyone who dances. Dance science looks at all dance participants including elite performers, dancers in training, people who dance as a hobby, and populations with specific health conditions. So, if you have a passion for dance, are curious about how our bodies and minds work when dancing and how to make the most of our dancing potential, then this course is for you.

On this Dance Science degree you will continue to develop your skills and passion for dance through practical dance classes, alongside developing your knowledge and understanding of human performance sciences through modules in physiology, psychology and biomechanics. You will also improve your group work and discussion skills in seminars, and develop applied research skills in practical laboratory sessions. Underpinning all your modules is a focus on scientific research methodologies for dance, where you will develop your research skills by engaging with existing research and developing research of your own. There is also potential to connect your research to our resident student dance companies, 3Fall (undergraduate), mapdance and HIVE (postgraduate).

Throughout your degree you will have opportunities to perform, undertake work placements, and study modules aligned with professional qualifications, such as Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer.

This course has two pathways; Applied Performance, and Health and Wellbeing. The Applied Performance pathway focuses on dance training and performance contexts, looking closely at the dancer in training, or professional dancers. The Health and Wellbeing pathway explores the potential benefits and applications of dance to a wide range of diverse populations, such as young people who dance as a hobby, or people with specific medical conditions. You will shape your pathway by choosing from optional modules during the course.

You can study this Dance Science degree to BSc (Hons) level over 3 years full time, or choose the integrated masters option, MSci Dance Science, which is 4 years of full time study. If you study the MSci you will extend your specialism at Master’s level by completing a research dissertation and pursuing modules that focus on professional and applied techniques within dance science.

On this course you will:

  • Take part in regular studio practice including technique classes in contemporary and ballet, dance-specific fitness classes and other movement-based sessions.
  • Access the dance and sports facilities, including professional-standard dance studios and sport science laboratories.
  • Have opportunities to complete work placements and pursue professional qualifications in dance, exercise and fitness while you study.
  • Refine your future career by focusing your studies in either Applied Performance or Health and Wellbeing.
  • Have the potential to link your research interests with one of our student dance companies; 3Fall (undergraduate), mapdance or HIVE (postgraduate).
  • Attend regular performances from visiting dance and theatre companies in one of our two on-campus venues.
  • Benefit from department links with local, national and international organisations including The Point Eastleigh, One Dance UK, the British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES), Safe in Dance International (SiDI), the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).
  • Benefit from department links with professional and pre-professional dance companies including: Lîla Dance, Flexer & Sandiland, Ceyda Tanc Dance Company, Tribe Company, AKA Dance Theatre Company and Mapdance.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

You can expect a combination of theoretical and practical study in most modules.

A typical study week will include dance technique classes, supplemental training practices, lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory skills sessions, and studio-based workshops. You will also need to complete independent study outside of scheduled class hours. This could include reading texts, completing individual or group tasks, and working on your assignments.

You will be assessed through a range of assignments such as essays, examinations, portfolios, practical lab and studio-based assessments, lab reports, and oral presentations.

Student

MSci Dance Science (Health and Wellbeing Pathway)
"I chose Chichester because of the high quality, professional dance training and scientific theory from a team of friendly and supportive teachers. I felt that the Dance Science course would prepare me for an exciting career in an ever-growing discipline, with many different future career options” The teachers are really supportive and understand that everyone has different strengths. Before coming to Chichester I had never done ballet before; I was worried that I would struggle and not be able to keep up with everyone else but the teachers have really helped me and pushed me the right amount so that I feel more confident and comfortable in class."

Student

BSc (Hons) Dance Science (Applied Performance Pathway), accepted on to MSc Sports Nutrition
“The lecturers at the University of Chichester are incredibly inspiring and supportive of our education; we are always listened to and no question is too small… I am very glad that I discovered Dance Science and am excited for my future and the development of my new-found passion.”

The Course

What you will study

The first year of the course is set and provides the fundamental practical and theoretical knowledge you need in dance science. After your first year you will study a selection of core (required) and optional (elected) modules in each year.

Some modules are aligned with professional standard qualifications and certifications, such as those offered by Safe in Dance International (SiDI), the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

In your third year you will choose a focused pathway of Applied Performance or Health and Wellbeing for your final year(s) of study. Depending on pathway your core and optional modules may change.

Module options will vary per year depending on your choices.

This module list is indicative and subject to change.

Select a year

Applications of Psychology in Dance

Dance contexts provide a fascinating and complex opportunity to investigate elements of the psychology of human behaviour. In this module you will be introduced to the diverse areas of psychology that you will explore throughout your degree. This could me in the context of dance performance, health and wellbeing, or skill acquisition and teaching. 

Fundamentals of Human Physiology

This module will allow you to examine how key systems such as the musculoskeletal system, the cardio-vascular system, and the respiratory system affect human performance. Specific attention is paid to energy metabolism in the context of the exercising human across the breadth of the energy spectrum.

Introduction to Applied Exercise Physiology

This module aims to develop an understanding of the application of scientific principles and techniques to evaluate human performance. Consideration will be given to the selection of an appropriate data collection environment (i.e. laboratory versus field) and the applicability across a range of activities that spans energy provision.

Muscles and Movement in Dance

In this module you will explore definitions of human movement terms, the human body including health, safety and healing as physics including Newton's laws of motion, kinetic energy, potential energy, and work power. You will use biomechanical kinetic and kinematic measurement methods and tools to assess and analyse performance.

Movement Studies: Analysis and Awareness

You will complete practical sessions informed by established models of practice and underpinned with theoretical insight. You will use the principles of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) to develop an understanding of the concepts of body, shape, space and effort in theory and practice.

Understanding Science and Dance Practice

This module will introduce you to a range of research procedures and methodologies from the perspective of the performing arts, humanities and the scientific paradigms. You will develop foundational research skills which will support your research work throughout your degree.

Dance Techniques

You will complete daily technique classes to develop your performance and dance understanding. You will refine your technical skills through reflective practice. You will explore explore key elements of dance fitness.

Dance Techniques for Dance Science

More information on this module will be available soon. 

Safe Dance Practice (connected with Safe in Dance International certificate)

This module addresses the five knowledge areas identified by Safe in Dance International (SiDI) and their 10 associated core principles of healthy dance practice. You will cover topics including health and safety in the dance environment, injury reduction and management, anatomical and biomechanical principles of alignment, and psychological aspects of dance practice. You will also explore the principles of integrated and supplemental fitness and conditioning for dancers, effective warm-up and cool-downs, dance science informed considerations for progression, sequencing and structure of dance activities, an overview of nutrition and hydration needs for the dancer and considerations for varying group-specific needs and risk factors (such as age and ability/disability of dance participants). You will have the option to complete the industry standard Safe in Dance International (SiDI) certification which credits safe dance practice knowledge and application and supports future employability 

Developing and Monitoring Physical Performance

This module aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to design interventions for improving both health and skills-related physical fitness. You will develop the ability to complete a health screening and needs analysis on clients and athletes, establish goals, select appropriate methods of individual physical performance assessments, and design interventions to improve physical performance. This module is aligned to the CIMSPA professional standards for Gym Instructor and Personal Training.

Performance Psychology

This module will introduce you to the key theories and concepts in performance psychology, examining theory and research into a range of factors (e.g. confidence, motivation, emotional regulation) that have been proposed to contribute to performance in sport and other achievement domains.

Sports Injury and Prevention

More information on this module will be available soon. 

Improvisation and Performance

In this module you will further develop your performance skills and vocabulary in solo performance and group improvisation. You will use spontaneous compositional practice in group situations to explore relationship possibilities and the develop your kinaesthetic, spatial and aural awareness. You will build towards setting structures for performance through an understanding of scores and prepare for performed and assessed structured improvisations at the end of the semester.

Repertory

Dancing in the construction or reconstruction of a work of repertory will give you opportunities to extend your creative practical skills in dance performance. You are directed to apply choreographic knowledge and performance skills from level 4 in devising and problem-solving within select frameworks linked to research processes (practical and contextual) underpinning the repertory. You will complete weekly workshops and engage in choreographic process focusing on rehearsal strategies, follow-up discussion and independent research. 

Applications of Technique in Dance Science

More information on this module will be available soon. 

Principles of Motor Learning for Dance

Theories and practices of motor learning and control will be identified and explored. Specific topics that will be covered include (but are not limited to) organisation of motor control, perception, anticipation, instructional strategies, conditions of practice, attention and feedback. The intersection of somatically informed approaches to practice will also be considered. Consideration of different learners will be addressed in relevant weeks in relation to the novice or advanced dancer. Students will be required to reflect on their own learning preferences and critique existing approaches to practice that they have been exposed to.

Psychology Of Injury And Rehabilitation

This module enables you to critically evaluate the psychological, social, and cultural factors in injury risk, theories of psychological responses to injury, recovery, and adherence to rehabilitation programmes. It will critically evaluate theory and research, and consider practical approaches to working with injured athletes to assist them with their response to and rehabilitation from injury experiences.

Research Project (Dance)

More information on this module will be available soon. 

Teaching Dance Technique

You will build on your experience from Teaching Dance Technique and further develop your teaching skills to effectively deliver dance lesson content to different groups of participants. Where possible your group will observe, work with or teach groups outside of the University to experience real situations in preparation for their final practical teaching assessment. You will use micro teaching and group experiential sessions to focus on exploring appropriate lesson content and teaching methods. 

Dance Movement Psychotherapy (1 & 2)

This this module you will examine the theory and practice of dance movement psychotherapy (DMP) and explore a range of theoretical bases which can underpin your practice. The module covers psychodynamic, humanistic and transpersonal approaches, and explores integrative creative practice. You will draw upon the related models of Authentic Movement and movement-based expressive arts therapy (deriving from the Halprin/Tamalpa model).

Nutrition for Sport Performance, Physical Development and Health

This module aims to examine the ways in which dietary intake influences energy metabolism, recovery of skeletal muscle after exercise, exercise performance and training adaptations. Strategies to manipulate the dietary intake of energy, macro- and micro- nutrients through food choices and supplements will be examined in terms of their role of optimisation of training adaptations and sporting performance. An important component of the module will be the practical application of nutritional theory to the sporting arena.

Biomechanical Techniques

The module will introduce you to the fundamental principles and techniques of biomechanics. You will learn how to apply these within a teaching context and understand how it affects the pupils you teach.

Exercise Referral Clinic

More information on this module will be available soon. 

Research Dissertation or Applied Dance Science: Supervised Research Portfolio

More information on this module will be available soon.

Pedagogical Approaches in Dance

You will analyse, deconstruct and reconstruct technical exercises and phrases to build a critical base of teaching material. You will explore planning, phrase construction and giving corrections in dance teaching in the context of somatic development and consideration of issues relating to health and safety. As well as being introduced to lesson planning, devising schemes of work for different levels and abilities you are expected to undertake critical analysis and evaluation of professional dance classes. 

Techniques for Performance (Level 7)

This module will include daily technical training to develop your interpretive and presentational skills in preparation for performance. You will explore motion complexity, qualitative interpretation, musicality, alignment, flexibility, core strength, and stamina as you develop the technical skills you will need as a professional dancer. 

Enhancing Physical Activity, Participation and Wellbeing

Contemporary research and theory relating to the adoption and maintenance of physical activity participation for health and wellbeing will be explored.

Advanced Performance Psychology

This modules examines psychological characteristics that have been proposed as important determinants of success in sport with specific focus on mental toughness.

Developing as an Applied Practitioner in Biomechanics

This is an opportunity to develop your skills in delivering applied consultancy in the biomechanics of sport and exercise.

Principles and Practice of Physical Activity and Public Health

This module offers a broad introduction to the subject matter of public health and physical activity. You will develop your understanding of epidemiological measures and explore a selection of contemporary areas of physical activity research such as data modelling, physical activity in green/blue space, and health economics.

Whole Body Metabolism: Measurement and Application

In this module, you will be introduced to a variety of methodological approaches to measure whole body metabolism during exercise and critically evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Practical work will evaluate an area of contemporary research associated with whole body metabolism.

If you choose the four-year MSci Programme you will be eligible for a tuition fee loan for the entire course.

Facilities

Rehearse and perform in practical spaces

You will perform in an Arts Council funded Dance Theatre Space and rehearse in four superb dance studios, the large gymnasium and two sprung-floor spaces. You will also be able to take advantage of a programme of dance company performances, workshops and events supported by Arts Council funding.

You will also have access to Sport and Exercise Science facilities including:

  • Five physiology labs
  • Four psychology labs
  • Two biomechanics labs
  • An environmental chamber to simulate heat, altitude, etc.
  • A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space
  • A modern fitness suite
  • A strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder
  • A range of grass and astro turf pitches
  • Outdoor and indoor netball and tennis courts
  • 110m synthetic athletics track

Student

BSc (Hons) Dance Science (Applied Performance Pathway)
"We’re really lucky at Chichester to have the facilities that we do, the dance studios are amazing and the labs too. The staff are incredible at making sure you’re comfortable and happy with what you’re doing and always there for support. The course has a great combination of practice and theory. It’s interesting how we learn something in a physiology lesson and then are able to apply it to technique or performance classes. This transfer of knowledge helps us understand the information from multiple perspectives."

Work Placements

Take on industry roles

Depending on your module and pathway choices, you will have the opportunity to undertake work placements during your degree to help prepare you for a range of careers after you graduate. Work placements are a chance for you to use the skills you learn during your degree in a real world context.

You could complete a placement with a specific dance company or dance organisation working in the community or in health settings. You could also complete a placement with a sports centre, mainstream school, afterschool club or special educational needs organisation.

You are ultimately responsible for finding your own placement but we will support you to find the best placement match for you and highlight any relevant opportunities that we can.

You may benefit from the strong relationships the University has with organisations including: 

  • Safe in Dance International (SiDI)
  • One Dance UK
  • National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS)
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)
  • British Association of Sports and Exercise Science (BASES)
  • Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA)
  • Hofesh Schechter
  • Akram Khan
  • Motionhouse
  • DanceUK
  • Loop Dance
  • Stop Gap
  • Jasmin Vardimon
  • Balletboyz
  • South East Dance
  • The Point
  • York Dance Project

Careers

Where you could go after your studies

When you graduate you will be ready to meet the ever increasing demand for well-qualified dance scientists. You could work in professional, training, educational, recreational or community-based dance and exercise settings. 

You could become a:

  • Dance teacher or lecturer in community or educational settings
  • Gym instructor or personal trainer
  • Fitness consultant
  • Dance science advisor or support personnel in educational or professional settings
  • Dance science informed dancer / choreographer
  • Advocate for dance-science informed dance practice
  • Employee within professional bodies representing dance science and healthy dance practice
  • Health promotion worker

Further Study

If you complete the BSc (Hons) Dance Science degree you may choose to continue your studies to postgraduate level. You could apply to postgraduate programmes in Education, Dance, Dance Science, Sports and Exercise Science, or Somatics. 

The University of Chichester offers a range of postgraduate programmes across the field of dance and sport disciplines. Our research interests stem from extensive applied experience and a desire to deliver meaningful research findings that relate to the ‘real world’ of dance, dance science or sports and exercise.

Study options at the University of Chichester include:

  • PGCE Dance
  • MSc Dance Science
  • Masters in Sport Science, Sports Therapy or similar
  • MSc Physiotherapy
  • MA Dance Research
  • MA Dance, Somatics and Dance Science
  • MA Choreography (Independent Research)
  • MA Dance: Advanced Practice
  • MA Performance: Dance (MapDance)
  • MA Choreography and Professional Practice

University of Chichester alumni receive a discount on postgraduate fees.

Course Costs

Course Fees 2022/23

UK fee
£9,250
International fee
£14,500

If you choose the four-year MSci Programme you will be eligible for a tuition fee loan for the entire course.

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.

Entry Requirements

BSc (Hons) typical offers (individual offers may vary):

UCAS
96-112
tariff points.
A Levels
BBB-CCC
BTEC
DDM-DMM
IELTS
6.0
with no element lower than 5.5.

MSci typical offers (individual offers may vary):

UCAS
96-112
tariff points.
A Levels
BBB
BTEC
DDD
IELTS
6.0
with no element lower than 5.5.

Auditions

You will be asked to attend an audition event where they will participate in a dance class and an informal interview (normally in pairs) and submit a short written task. Find out more about this process below. 

Auditions and Interviews

Your audition

Auditions and interviews usually run from December until March. As well as your interview and practical audition, you will submit a short written task before your interview. 

We aim to offer you a genuine dialogue during your application process. This gives you a sense of worth and achievement from the audition process itself; a sense of ownership for you during the process and, ultimately, is an opportunity for us to get a clear understanding of who you are, what you need, and how we can best prepare you for your degree.

We judge you on your skills, your potential, and your personality, not your background.

There is a £25 fee for the audition which can be paid via our online store.

Interviews

You will be interviewed in pairs or threes. You will be asked about your experience and interest in dance and why you wish to study dance. This interview format is similar to the tutorials and seminar-based activities you will experience at the University so you are encouraged to discuss ideas with each other. We offer a range of courses so we are likely to ask about why you have selected this specific course.

We want to see a student who is genuinely interested in studying contemporary dance and is prepared to move beyond dance practice as a hobby. We like to hear about the professionals (choreographers, dancers, researchers) who interest and inspire you and your aspirations for the future.

Practical Auditions

The practical audition is designed to mirror a first-year experience so you will also take part in a tutor-led contemporary technique class and a creative task driven workshop.

We are looking for your potential for contemporary dance study (technique and creative practice) and how you work with others on practical tasks. We understand that you may feel nervous about dancing in front of an audition panel and will do our best to put you at ease so that you can perform to the best of your ability. 

Please wear dance clothes that you can move easily in. For example, tights, leggings or dance trousers with a leotard or fitted top. You will dance in bare feet for your contemporary dance and creative session.

We like our students to be enthusiastic, excited about studying contemporary dance, and prepared to have a go even if something is challenging. Please don’t worry about any aspect of the practical audition and remember that our students come from a range of dance backgrounds for all of our course. We do not expect perfection and are looking for your potential.

Written Tasks

The written course is designed to show us your potential and for you to share your ideas about dance with us. There are different written tasks depending on which course you apply for.

BA (Hons) Dance, BA (Hons) Dance Performance, BA (Hons) Dance, Aerial and Physical Theatre, BA (Hons) Dance Education and Teaching

You will need to prepare an essay reviewing a live or recorded performance you have seen recently. Your submission should be approximately one side of A4 and typed in 12-point font.

You are strongly advised not to write about any set works you are studying for your A level or BTEC course.

BSc (Hons) Dance Science Applicants

You will need to prepare an essay focusing on ONE of the following (1 or 2):

  1. The ways in which you think Dance Science can support a dancer in a professional dance company.
  2. Why dancing might be of benefit to the general (non-dance) population. Consider a specific group, such as inactive young people, elderly people with limited activity in their daily life, or people with specific illnesses. Why and how might Dance benefit these people?

Your submissions should be approximately one side of A4 and typed in 12-point font.

Additional Practical Tasks for BA (Hons) Dance Performance and BA (Hons) Dance, Aerial and Physical Theatre

If you are applying for BA (Hons) Dance Performance or BA (Hons) Dance, Aerial and Physical Theatre you will need to complete to following additional tasks.

Ballet Task

You will need to complete a practical ballet task as part of your audition. Ballet supports our contemporary dance practice at the University of Chichester and allows us to see you working in a different technique at audition. Your ballet audition task it is beginner level. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences and are looking for your dance potential, so if you have never done ballet before you should just have a go.

You can wear the same dance clothes as the contemporary technique and creative class but you will need to put on ballet shoes or socks.

Solo Performance

Your solo is pre-prepared and an opportunity for you to demonstrate your performance skills. It should be in a contemporary dance style. You can choose any music you like but you should not to select a pop song. You can dance in silence if you wish.

On your audition day you should bring two sources of music with you such as a CD and am iPod. This will help to stop you feeling anxious about your music not working. You should cut your music to the correct length – 1 minute.

We like to hear about what inspired you, so you should be prepared to talk about your choreography.

How to Book Your Audition

If you are invited to audition you will receive an email asking you to book your audition date on ChiView. If you are unsuccessful we will email you to let you know.

You can usually book two or three different days on ChiView at one time. Once these dates are close ChiView will refresh to show new options. If none of the current dates suit you then you should wait until the dates renew and check again. Dates are released two to three weeks in advance.

Once you have booked your audition or interview you will have access to the relevant documents on ChiView.

Log in to the ChiView portal, click on ‘Events schedule’ and then ‘View details’ to view, download, or print documents telling you how to prepare for your audition and what to expect on the day.

If your situation changes and you can no longer attend your interview date you should cancel your booking in ChiView by visiting your ‘Event Schedule’ and clicking ‘Cancel Attendance’. You also need to inform the admissions team by emailing admissions@chi.ac.uk so we can send you a new audition invitation.

Using ChiView

Sometimes if you are viewing your ChiView portal on a phone you will not be able to see the page correctly. If this happens you should try again on another device.

You may need to clear your browser history.

If you are still unable to see the ‘View details’ button, please check that you have successfully booked your audition/interview by clicking ‘respond to interview invitation’.

If all else fails please email admissions@chi.ac.uk with query and applicant number.

Auditioning for More Than One Course

Different courses have different requirements. If you are auditioning for:

  • BA (Hons) Dance and BA (Hons) Dance Performance: you should complete the written essay and prepare a solo
  • BSc (Hons) Dance Science and BA (Hons) Dance: you should complete the dance science essay
  • BSc (Hons) Dance Science and BA (Hons) Dance Performance: you should complete the dance science essay and prepare a solo

In your interview we will discuss which course you are most suited to.

What is the difference between the BA (Hons) Dance and BA (Hons) Dance Performance?

BA (Hons) Dance is a broad-based dance education offering a range of modules that lead to employment options in various dance careers. The course concludes with an extended project and there are opportunities for a professional placement.

BA (Hons) Dance Performance offers an increased focus on technical training and performance practice in contemporary dance, resulting in a more directed modular menu across the three years. The course concludes with the students dancing as performers in 3Fall Dance Company.

Can I change my application to a different course?

Yes. Email the Admissions Tutor for the course you want to change to; complete the preparation for that course. At your audition please highlight your change of course with a member of staff.

I am interested in Dance Science, but not sure whether I want to do the BSc or the MSci, do I need to decide now?

There are different entrance and progression criteria for the BSc and the MSci programmes. If you meet these criteria you can opt for either course. If you enrol on the MSci from the outset you will be more likely to have your funding guaranteed for the full four years. It is possible to transfer from one programme to the other after you begin your studies, up until commencing your third year.

What if I forget my written task or Health and Injury Questionnaire?

You can send it to us after the audition, although we won’t be able to process your application until we have received everything.

Your Audition Day

On The Day

You audition day will include your interview, practical audition, and any additional tasks you need for your course. You will attend the campus and have the opportunity to learn about our different courses, department, and the University of Chichester in an initial group meeting.

You will complete your practical audition and your guests can wait and have a coffee. We will accompany during your practical piece so please bring copies of any piano accompaniment parts. Please do not bring photocopies unless you have the written permission of the copyright holder.

If you need particular equipment like a drum kit, orchestral percussion or a concert harp, please let the admissions team know so we can have this available for you. If you need to borrow an instrument because you won’t be able to bring your own, like a double bass or cello, please let us know so we can make sure there is one for you to use.

After the practical audition we will run a Q&A session for you and your guests to ask any questions you have.

What Do I Need to Bring?

On your audition day you will need:

  • a passport-sized photograph of you to help us identify you
  • your completed Health and Injury Questionnaire (available on ChiView after you book your audition)
  • your written task(s)
  • a pre-prepared 1-minute solo in a contemporary dance style if you are applying for BA (Hons) Dance Performance or BA (Hons) Dance, Aerial and Physical Theatre

Parking

You can park on-site if you buy a pay-and-display ticket but please note that the demand for car park spaces exceeds the spaces available, particularly during term time. For this reason, there are specific parking controls and restrictions to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the University, equity of access and fairness.

There are clearly marked disabled parking bays available at both campuses.

After Your Audition

After your audition we will discuss your application and our decision onto the admissions team who will update our decision on UCAS. We aim to let you know within a few days of your audition.

  • We make bespoke offers: Your offer is specifically for you. If we offer less than your predicted grades, this is because we want you to join us and we want to take a bit of pressure off of you heading into your exams.
  • We don’t do unconditional offers: Unless you already have your grades (you are a mature student), we will always insist on certain grade achievements because we want you to succeed in all aspects of your academic life including your A levels, BTEC, etc.
  • If you do not get the grades you wanted: Don’t panic. You received an offer because you were good enough for the department at audition. Ring us on the clearing hotline so we can discuss things with you.
  • We may offer you a different course: We may offer you a place on a course within the department that is different to the one they applied for. If this is the case we will speak to you about this at your audition or shortly afterwards. We will explain our reasoning, which will revolve around placing you on the most appropriate course where we think you will thrive.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?

Click the ‘Apply now’ button to go to relevant UCAS page.

What are UCAS tariff points?

Many qualifications have a UCAS Tariff value. The score depends on the qualification, and the grade you achieved.

How do I know what my UCAS tariff points are?

Head to the UCAS Tariff Points web page where you can find a tariff points calculator that can tell you how much your qualification and grades are worth.

When does this course start?

This course starts in September 2022.

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