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University of Bedfordshire: Dance Performance and Choreography

Institution University of Bedfordshire
Department Performing Arts and English
Telephone 0300 3300 073
Study type Taught


Are you an undergraduate dance or performing arts student who dreams of taking your professional performance and creative practice to the next level? Then this performance-based programme is designed with you in mind. This exceptional course will enhance your skills across artistic, academic, educational and community contexts, offering you the opportunity for professional-level repertory performance practice along with membership of The Ensemble, our postgraduate university dance company. The programme also offers a truly global perspective with students and choreographers from around the world bringing a wealth of ideas and diversity. The emphasis is on the health of mind and body through dance practice and includes contemporary dance, yoga, improvisation, fusion styles and dance science. You can choose a written dissertation or a practical research project in performance, choreography, dance film-making, teaching/pedagogy or experimental performance.

Intermediate qualifications available: Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits at Masters level

Why choose this course? - Gain high-level practical, professional and theoretical skills in performance and/or choreographic practice

  • Work with a dynamic, experienced team of tutors with internationally significant experience as academics, practice-led researchers and dance artists

  • Our recent choreographers include Julia Cheng, Urja Desai Thakore, Sung Im Her, Annie Lok, Simonetta Alessandri, Colin Poole and Tim Casson

  • Benefit from professional-level facilities including four dance studios, an 80-seat studio theatre and a 300-seat main-stage theatre

  • Develop your professional network through our existing relationships with key organisations such as Arts Council England; Youth Dance England; dance agencies and development organisations; performance venues; professional dance companies; independent artists; community arts organisations; colleges and schools

  • Our graduates can be found working in the UK and internationally, in fields including freelance dance artist or choreographer; education or wider community environments; the film/video industry; and commercial sector

  • Our graduates include Hayley Lemon, teaching artist at Dance East; Katie Boag and Ash Goosey, independent choreographers for Arts Council projects; Emma Bouch, lead artist at NK Dance; and Katie Bateman, dancer/entertainer on Disney cruises


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