UK Dance and Drama Courses
Introduction to Dance and Drama
Studying a Dance and Drama degree at a UK university will involve a mix of theory and practical work. Most conservatoire’s and universities have strong links with industry, meaning many classes and modules are taught by professionals.
Studying Dance and Drama will equip you with the transferable skills needed to succeed in this unique industry. Critical, theoretical and performance skills in all areas will be developed, alongside teamwork, creativity and discipline. In addition, you will learn how to study the history of theatre across a range of cultures and develop an understanding of how performance affects audiences and an ability to define and critique what falls under the broad term of “performance”.
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First year Dance and Drama modules at most UK universities include history, technique, choreography, appreciation, movement studies, concepts and cultures, play staging, technique and technical theatre.
Careers in Dance and Drama
Dance and Drama graduates will gain new technical, practical and theoretical skills when finishing their programme. Many will aspire to be on stage and go on to become actors, performance artists or choreographers, but a wide range of opportunities will also open up in the areas of direction, project management, research, community work and writing as well.
Teaching is also a popular career avenue and joint honours degrees are available for students who wish to complete both, alongside such areas as marketing, PR and business and management.
Dance and Drama Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Dance and Drama in the UK?
To learn more about the best Drama and Dance courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Drama and Dance universities in the Guardian 2016 University Guide below:
- University of Sussex
- University of Surrey
- University of Warwick
- Lancaster University
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
- University of East Anglia
- University of Birmingham
- University of Kent
- Birmingham City University
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