Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Follow your passion for dance and develop as a creative performer. Work with experienced dancers and benefit from the opportunity to perform for wider audiences.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Explore contemporary dance and take part in exciting collaborative performance projects.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Work with choreographers, independent dance artists and directors
  • Learn how to perform, direct, organise and teach, developing your skills in all areas of contemporary dance production
  • Be taught by practising artists who will advise you on producing and performing work
  • Be based in Leeds, a hub of cultural activity and home to Northern Ballet, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire Dance National Dance Agency, Leeds Playhouse, The Riley Theatre and The Carriageworks
  • Study in a city that hosts regular performance events like Light Night, Leeds Festival and Leeds Carnival, the UK's second largest Carribean Carnival

You’ll learn from a teaching team interested in working with students from a variety of dance backgrounds and they will encourage you to develop your creativity.

This course has exceptional industry links with local and international organisations and you will benefit from being taught in specialist studios and theatre spaces. You will be able to take advantage of opportunities at local, national and international level, using our links to give you access to recognised artists working in contemporary practices. Regular networking and work experience throughout the course will give you the confidence to take on exciting projects and approach people inside and outside the industry.

In your third year you’ll be able to choose a placement that appeals to you. You could help run a festival, shadow a choreographer, take part in a teaching residency, or do something else that is of interest to you.


Why study Dance at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 100% of BA (Hons) Dance students were satisfied with their course*.
  2. 100% of students from BA (Hons) Dance in work or further study 15 months after graduating**.
  3. Courses taught by practising artists, producing and performing work.
  4. Access to workshops and guest lectures delivered by external artists at the top of their field.
  5. Take advantage of the university's partnerships with One Dance UK and Leeds Dance Partnership.
  6. Study in a culturally vibrant city, home to hundreds of professional theatre collectives, dance companies and arts festivals.

*National Student Survey 2020

**Graduate Outcomes 2020

International Choreographer works with BA (Hons) Dance students International choreographer Ben Wright recently worked with third year BA (Hons) Dance students on a performance project based around a climate change speech by actor Harrison Ford.

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