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Course Overview

The University of Lincoln's BA (Hons) Dance degree explores the link between creative practice and the theoretical study of dance with the opportunity to examine disciplines including technique, choreography, performance, teaching, and research.

Dance training at Lincoln focuses on contemporary techniques and works to develop and nurture creative practice. A variety of modules aim to help students to develop transferable skills in preparation for their future career.

The course offers a daily dance class in contemporary techniques, contemporary ballet, commercial-based practices, anatomy and fitness, choreography and performance (live, digital, and site specific) and dance management and production. The course aims to equip students with the knowledge essential to become self-producing artist operating within the dance industry as well as those interested in pursuing a portfolio career within the arts after graduation.

The practice-based curriculum reflects the vocational needs of professional dancers. It gives students the opportunity to engage with practical and theoretical methods to become stronger dancers and more dynamic dance-makers.

This degree is founded in professional practice, and the Lincoln School of Creative Arts is proud to be part of a vibrant community of academics and professional artists. Students can benefit from a visiting artists programme and participate in professional company workshops.

Why Choose Lincoln

Subject area ranked in the top 20 in the UK*

450-seat professional theatre on campus

Opportunities to tour performances around the UK

Optional additional qualifications/awards

Opportunities to perform with the Lincoln Dance Collective

Credits which can be used against ticketed performances at the Lincoln Arts C

*Guardian University Guide 2024 (out of 84 ranking institutions).

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How You Study

The course is organised into four strands that develop throughout the duration of the programme and are designed to prepare students for graduation. These are:
- Dance Technique
- Improvisation and Choreography
- Critical Contexts and Applied Practice
- Industry and Employability

This allows students to develop advanced skills in a range of areas to enhance employability prospects. Students may also be able to explore other creative disciplines through lenses of urgent cultural agendas, themes, and ideas, to see how performers, creators, and thinkers can work together.

Initially the course focuses on the fundamentals of technique, choreography and improvisation. It progresses to expand bodily awareness through other areas of dance, such as dance anatomy and fitness, somatic practices, digital/screen-based practice, and contact improvisation. In the final year, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate and enhance their skills to refine their own interests or specialisms.

Students can participate in a touring dance company, independent practice as research, choreographic projects, and dance in education. Students will also have the opportunity to attend lectures that consider the market and industry to develop skills for managing, producing, funding, and marketing their own work.

Lectures and seminars are supplemented by studio and workshop sessions, which aim to form an understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of dance. Students may also have the opportunity to work away from the University on outreach, performance tours, and community-based projects, incorporating technical and vocational skills, in order to experience dance as a creative enterprise.

Across the course students will be encouraged to stretch and expand their skills and may also have the opportunity to undertake a deeper exploration of an area which interests them.


† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Choreo 1: Improvisation and Composition 2024-25DAN1031Level 42024-25This module aims to increase your potential as a creative practitioner. Through studio practice sessions, you will be guided through a series of choreographic approaches to understand how improvisation and composition exist together. You will be encouraged to use physical skills developed from contemporary techniques as a point of departure to develop your own movement ideas, languages, forms and identities.CoreCollaborative Performance Making 2024-25DAN1027MLevel 42024-25Students will investigate the choreographic portfolio of a significant practitioner from the 20th or 21st Century, and use their choreographic process as an inspiration to develop an original choreographic work. The module gives an opportunity for students to work collaboratively with their peers and tutor, and students are asked to contribute to the choreography, set design, light, sound and costume design as part of this module. The work is usually performed in a studio setting, and may be performed again as part of the January public showcase in the Lincoln Arts Centre theatre.CoreDance Anatomy 2024-25DAN1028Level 42024-25This module will provide a sound and detailed anatomical and physiological knowledge with a focus on awareness of the mechanics of the human body to support your technical training and help you better understand the functioning of the body in motion. You will focus on the cardio-respiratory and neuromuscular systems, the module will aim to help identify key aspects of human movement such as alignment, posture, muscle strength, developing flexibility, and how to utilise this knowledge for safe dance practice and physical progression.CoreDance Technique 1 2024-25DAN1030MLevel 42024-25Within this module, students will develop an awareness of multiple contemporary dance techniques and will be encouraged to develop their strength, flexibility, and coordination. You will be introduced to key principles of safe dance practice and effective methods of warming up and cooling down alongside initiating the development of acquiring physical techniques and body-based knowledge required of dance professionals.CoreExploring 1: The Creative Arts 2024-25CAR1001Level 42024-25In this module, students will explore creative arts disciplines through the lens of cultural themes, ideas and principles. This will encompass Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Music, Musical Theatre and Technical Theatre and highlight the commonalties which connect these disciplines, as well as the nuances and differences that make them distinct.CoreIntroduction to Prose 2024-25CRW1005MLevel 42024-25Prose is fundamental to understanding narrative whether in fiction or non-fiction. This module aims to give students an understanding of how stories work, using the insights that have originated and developed from narrative theory and prose techniques. Contemporary writers in both the short story and non-feature writing will be used to introduce a set of critical concepts for the analysis of all forms of prose writing.OptionalProject Space Plus 2024-25ART1019Level 42024-25The module provides students with opportunities to develop their practice in response to critical spatial practices. This includes: writing a proposal that responds to a Live Brief theme; creating an artwork for a public exhibition/event; writing a contextual statement; utilising appropriate documentation techniques of creative practice; and disseminating responses to the contexts of spatial practice. This Module asks students to create a proposal and a new artwork for a curated exhibition/event in the University’s Gallery, Project Space Plus. Students will learn about curatorial issues through lectures and workshops, which will then be put into practice through the curation of an exhibition/event that will include all students on the module. Artworks are specified here as being considered in the widest sense to include creative media including but not restricted to: dance, digital, drawing, installation, music, painting, performance, print, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality). Students are introduced to established and alternative models for spaces where creative arts take place. Students are encouraged to create work that imagines alternatives to the fixed, institutional space of an exhibition and how artwork can effectively engage a public audience through its situation.OptionalScreen Performance 2024-25DAN1022MLevel 42024-25Screen Performance gives students the opportunity to explore multi-disciplinary approaches to acting, choreography, music, and technical skills for screen. This module focuses on the creation of a screen work that provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in acting, directing, dance for screen, composing, technical production and scriptwriting. Students will have the opportunity to create storyboards as part of the planning process, shoot and edit a short film, as well as document this process in a production folder. Students will work in production teams to achieve a final video.OptionalSolo Performance 2024-25MUS1018Level 42024-25This module establishes and focuses on the need for students to develop as solo performers and professionals. Students will explore the possibilities within performance workshops. Regular reflection of performance practice, and programme design for a specific audience/event will encourage students to draw on a wide range of genres, eras and industry expectations.OptionalStaging a Musical 2: Another Opening. Another Show 2024-25MST1007MLevel 42024-25This module gives you the chance to collaborate as a company to rehearse and stage a book musical. Through this experience, you will gain valuable insight into the development and rehearsal process involved in a professional show.OptionalTechnical Theatre Technology 2024-25TTH1006MLevel 42024-25This module is a practical exploration of the many technologies available for use in technical theatre and the contexts in which they are used. From lighting consoles to sound mixers and QLAB software. This module will teach the fundamentals of setting up and programming equipment for stage productions.OptionalThe Physical Performer 2024-25DRA1052Level 42024-25In this module students explore a range of approaches to the constantly evolving field of Physical Theatre. Through a series of workshops, they investigate different techniques, styles, methodologies ranging from classical traditions to contemporary performance, and are offered the opportunity to gain a practical and analytical insight into the countless possibilities of the body in performance - in relation to other bodies, to the space, to the audience. Students will work to develop skills that will equip them to use the body expressively, imaginatively, communicatively, collaboratively. They will engage with and draw inspiration from a variety of stimuli - words, images, sounds, scents, objects, culture and society - in order to devise original performances, using the body as the primary vehicle to generate, express and communicate meaning.OptionalChoreo 2: Contact Practices 2025-26DAN2025MLevel 52025-26Choreo 2: Contact Practices builds on earlier choreography and technique modules and introduces contact improvisation as a movement form that challenges and develops the student’s responses to gravity, inertia and momentum, thus complimenting a technical and creative dance training by revealing new possibilities and relationships for questioning, moving and choreographing bodies in space.CoreDance Studies 2 2025-26DAN2030MLevel 52025-26The ‘Dance Studies 2’ module will explore a range of methods and practice of research. Students will learn how to select appropriate methods and methodologies pertinent to their chosen research questions. The module allows students to explore, apply, analyse, evaluate and create knowledge with the objective of identifying and critically evaluating research.CoreDance Technique 2: Dance and Fitness 2025-26DAN2028MLevel 52025-26You will be introduced to principles and concepts of fitness training alongside the development of dance technique training. The content develops further upon the function of the major physiological systems addressed in the earlier Dance Anatomy module. Students will embark on their own research projects that focus on safe and effective practice in dance technique as well as the needs of the training dancer.CoreDance Technique 2: Somatics 2025-26DAN2015MLevel 52025-26You will be exploring Dance Technique in combination with the theory and practices of Somatics. Whether this is through dynamic contemporary techniques or other styles like jazz or commercial you will build on your awareness of the body and how we as intelligent movers work. We will take the anatomical knowledge that you have learnt in Year 1 and deepen that understanding into movement. The purpose of introducing somatics is to help you become more mindful of your body, uncover thought processes and reflective practices that can liberate your potential as a dancer, and enable you to become more conscious of your movement patterns, choices, and dynamic range.CoreExploring 2: Place and Space 2025-26CAR2001Level 52025-26In this module students will practically interrogate interdisciplinary arts practices and investigate creative arts practitioners that utilise ‘site’ in innovative ways. In multidisciplinary groups they will conduct their own experiments to explore the challenges and possibilities of working in unconventional spaces. This will culminate in a final presentation of their work.CoreSpecialist Elective 2025-26CAR2002Level 52025-26CoreActing the Song 2025-26MST2001MLevel 52025-26This is a practical module which explores the techniques of singing and acting a song. You will work on vocal technique, character development, and acting approaches to prepare solo numbers for performance. The module will equip you with the skills to begin to put together a rep portfolio appropriate for your voice. This will be invaluable if you are planning to apply for postgraduate study at drama school or begin auditioning for shows. Assessment will be part practical, and part based on a portfolio detailing your exploration of acting and vocal techniques through the module.OptionalArts and Health 2025-26ART2021Level 52025-26Arts and Health, an optional 30 credit module in Semester B, is a live brief project that offers students the opportunity to work in a professional public setting to facilitate artwork with participants. This may be a community, charity, educational, public or private sector setting in Lincoln or elsewhere. You will be given the opportunity in this module to facilitate artwork with service users, communities or clients in organisations such as We Are With You / Double Impact / NHS / YMCA / HMS or another charity or community setting. We have successfully worked with We Are With You / Double Impact Lincoln for the past 7 years, a national drug and alcohol charity offering support to people to enable them to make positive behavioural change. Their work encompasses community support, education, help for those in the criminal justice system, mental health services, family and employment support. In recent years we have also started to grow our community settings to provide students with further professional facilitation experiences such as working with adults with lived experience within the NHS and local communities at Doddington Hall, that draw upon community arts, participatory arts, arts psychotherapeutic methods and occupational health approaches. Students considering a career in arts-led intervention or community arts practices, will gain invaluable experience of planning, training for, delivering and evaluating a participatory art process within a community setting.OptionalContemporary Performance Technologies 2025-26TTH2009Level 52025-26This module will cover the latest technologies used in theatre and live events, from contemporary lighting and innovative live sound technology to holographic performance and virtual reality. The module will explore how this technology is used and will encourage students to consider how contemporary technology can be used or developed to create a performance. The module will research and analyse case studies from innovative contemporary productions and manufacturers from around the world.OptionalContemporary Production Practices 2025-26TTH2002Level 52025-26This module aims to enable students to understand the landscape for potential employment post-University. The module runs alongside the Placement module and will have the scope to feature guest talks from industry professionals.OptionalCreative Audio Technologies 2025-26MUS2018Level 52025-26Creative Audio Technologies encourages students to embrace and create using technology to facilitate an audio-based project, by exploring some of the creative tool available at the cutting edge of digital work. Students will be introduced to a spectrum of technological tools designed to enhance and record audio, before creating their own project incorporating these techniques. Existing original audio-based work – along with alternative uses of technologies – will be critically analysed in ways that embraces multiple genres, art forms and approaches to technology.OptionalDigital Performance 2025-26DAN2019MLevel 52025-26This module focuses on the interdisciplinary field of digital performance. “We define the term 'digital performance' broadly to include all performance works where computer technologies play a key role rather than a subsidiary one in content, techniques, aesthetics or delivery forms” (Dixon, 2007, p3). It examines the intersection of digital media and performance in various contexts, such as interactive media on stage, biosensors and the body in performance, and social media and performance opportunities. By working with various digital technologies students can engage and explore practically how to make performance using these tools and new technologies.OptionalIndustry Placement 2025-26CAR2005Level 52025-26This module is part of the University's commitment to academic programmes that encourage a high level of vocational relevance. This module encourages students to think beyond their University life, reaching into the wider community to hone their skills and target future employment possibilities. The module aims to enable students to examine how arts-based organisations, educational and non-traditional arts-based establishments function and provide students with valuable workplace experience.OptionalLSCA Study Abroad 2025-26CAR2003Level 52025-26Study Abroad is an optional module which enables students to spend a semester studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. Eligible students must have completed their first year of study to a satisfactory standard and successfully completed the application process for the study abroad scheme. During the semester spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. Upon their return, as part of the assessment for this module, students are required to critically reflect upon their experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.OptionalMusical Theatre Futures 2025-26MST2014Level 52025-26This module considers the current moment in musical theatre, and anticipates new innovations. It will focus particularly on musical theatre in the British and digital contexts, identifying new dynamics, new emergences, and new opportunities for and within the musical theatre industry.OptionalStage Combat 2025-26DRA2037Level 52025-26This practical module teaches the fundamental techniques of armed and unarmed theatrical combat. Students undergo stage fight training designed to enable them to act out physical conflict in a safe and technically proficient way, while maintaining characterisation and creating a convincing illusion of reality. Throughout the semester, students work in pairs under the combat coach’s supervision. At the end of the module, they engage in an assessment by performing a fight scene that they have selected and rehearsed. The exam gives students the option of obtaining a stage combat certificate issued by The Academy of Performance Combat.OptionalTeaching Practices 2025-26CAR2004Level 52025-26Throughout this module you will develop and deepen your knowledge and practice of teaching and delivery in a your chosen discipline. you will practice, analyse and discuss various possible strategies for working in a variety of environments, including more challenging environments, such as integrated settings and with hard-to-reach groups. In addition to the practical exploration of teaching and delivery, you will investigate the key policies and legislation surrounding the teaching profession. This module has a strong industry-facing element, and will provide key knowledge and tools for students wanting to move toward teaching and delivery as part of their career.OptionalThe Craft of Creative Non-Fiction 2025-26CRW2003MLevel 52025-26While students are introduced to prose fiction writing and essential narrative techniques at level 1, the field of prose writing is much wider than short stories or novels. In areas such as travel, historiography, literary journalism and biography, writers frequently employ similar techniques to those used by novelists to make events and characters more vivid. This module will encourage students to use their creative and technical skills to write non-fiction, including but not limited travel writing, life writing, articles, reviews and journals. Particular attention will be paid to balancing the need to convey factual information with the creative potential of narrative, language and form. This module will allow students to research a field they wish to investigate such as current events, the arts, history or some aspect of science. Students will learn both how to conduct research (through archival research, observations, and interviews) as well as the fundamental techniques of telling a true story. Extended over two semesters, it will enable students to engage more deeply with a chosen field of non-fiction, for example to produce chapters that would contribute to a book as well as features.OptionalThe Craft of Fiction 2025-26CRW2006MLevel 52025-26This module will explore the role of fiction writing with an initial emphasis on the short story. Many writers begin with the short story. Through writing short stories they are able to experiment, learn the fundamentals of narrative composition, and have the satisfaction of completing something to a high standard in a relatively short period of time. This module will introduce students to the work of a range of fiction writers, whilst helping them to develop their skills in crafting prose. They will be asked to study particular stories each week, but also expected to pursue their own interests in reading. The skills required for writing short stories are also key to working in other forms, so this module will help students to develop as writers, whatever their plans and ambitions may be.OptionalChoreo 3: Performance 2026-27DAN3020MLevel 62026-27This module builds on the knowledge gained in Choreo 2 and aims to prepare students for developing and realising a choreographic project tailored to their own interests and specialisms. Students will explore choreographic techniques in dance and physical theatre, and create two projects over the course of the year. Students will be guided through pre-production processes, including the design and delivery of an audition, as well as considerations of production design. The final projects will be performed across studio and theatre settings, and students will be invited to submit an application to perform their work as part of the public showcases in January and May.CoreDance Company and Education 2026-27DAN3023MLevel 62026-27This module allows students to directly apply the skills acquired in technique, choreography and teaching. Students will form their own dance company and work with an artist to create a full length work. The company will embark on a small scale tour to perform their work and deliver educational workshops to schools/ colleges based on the repertoire. Students will be responsible for the organisation and management of the tour, adopting appropriate roles as part of the company.CoreDance Technique 3: Performance and Leadership 2026-27DAN3025MLevel 62026-27In ‘Dance Technique and Performance’ students have the opportunity to develop and explore a working practice of the technical skills and knowledge required to further an advanced understanding of dance technique. The module supports students to develop their unique potential as a mover and practitioner. Technique and Performance aims to demonstrate an understanding of artistic communication through acquisition and mastery of technical dance and presentation skills. The module aims to reveal a student’s individuality and creativity in technical performance, displaying personalised style, technical proficiency in placement, strength and flexibility, and centring. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their own technique teaching skills and develop an understanding of how to plan and deliver a dance technique class.CoreExploring 3: Investigating Creative Practice 2026-27CAR3001Level 62026-27This module will provide students with an opportunity to develop their independent practice and explore a project of their own creation. This will allow students to extend their knowledge of practice, scholarship, and praxis as they curate their own project, identifying a topic of interest for further exploration and dissemination.CoreArtist in Residence 2026-27MUS3017Level 62026-27Artist in Residence gives students the opportunity to learn skills required of working in a variety of professional working environments as a professional creative artist. Students will work in roles appropriate to their professional interests, including as performers, conductors, arrangers, composers and workshop facilitators, writers, designers, dancers in groups that are staff-led or external (connected) groups. By being ‘in residence’ with one of more of these groups, students will have the opportunity to guide and lead the groups across a year of programming.OptionalArts and Cultural Industries 2026-27DRA3056MLevel 62026-27 Acknowledging what happens in process and production are is as important, if not more important, than what happens with a final artistic product. This module offers you invaluable opportunities to develop a detailed understanding of the arts as an ecosystem in relation to the wider world. You'll be introduced to the organisational infrastructure of the creative sector, enhancing your core employability skills for life after graduation, and equipping you for a career in the arts. You will learn directly from industry professionals working in a variety of creative contexts who we invite to speak to you in a series of talks and presentations; you can speak to them, ask questions, and develop your professional network. You will also learn though lectures, discussion, group and individual working, and via research tasks designed to provide you with real-world guidance for working in creative and cultural industries. You'll also be encouraged to keep abreast of government policy and issues such as audience accessibility and diversity within the arts, and ask how the current political climate shapes this generation of arts organisations, makers, producers and companies.OptionalDance Management and Production 2026-27DAN3024MLevel 62026-27The module will examine the current dance landscape and encourages students to explore key questions such as: What dance is being made? How is it being made? Who is it being made for? Students will analyse this information in order to identify gaps and trends within the current market to gain further understanding of what skills and knowledge may be required in order to successfully work within the dance industry.OptionalForming a Company (Musical Theatre) 2026-27MST3002MLevel 62026-27This module sets the challenge of launching a small-scale musical theatre company and taking a production to a venue (or venues) outside the University. This is likely to be students' first independent venture into staging a production, which could be performed in a small-scale venue, in a school context, in a site-specific space, or on tour.OptionalPodcasting 2026-27CRW3010Level 62026-27This module will enable you to develop a professional understanding of podcasting creation, production and dissemination. In this module students are given the conceptual terms required for an understanding of how narrative works, and how narrative constructs our idea of ourselves and our social relationships as well as informs our ability to create stories. In lectures and workshops, you will study the podcasting form, its history, its creative techniques, and the practice of how to make and produce an original and innovative podcast. The module will consider elements of audience, genre, aural storytelling, podcast narrative, production and distribution. We will also explore a range of approaches provided by the creative and technical aspects of podcasting.OptionalProduction Design and Realisation 2026-27TTH3004Level 62026-27This module combines both practice and study, in which students can work either independently or collaboratively to design and realise a production for the stage or an unconventional performance space. The module requires students to undertake the roles within the creative team for a production, including the production designer, set designer, lighting designer, sound designer, costume designer, prop designer, video designer and more. The module aims to examine the skills and resources available for each of these roles and allow students to explore the avenue that most suits them. Students can opt to work solo or form groups suited to the area of interest applicable to each students' interests and CPD plan. Students can work independently or in groups to propose, plan and design an ambitious theoretical production that utilises the experience gained over their three years on the programme. Embracing a broad spectrum of theatrical design methods to produce a visualised representation and presentation of a theoretical production. Students may form groups and work collaboratively to fulfil all the design elements of a production, including (but not limited to) set designer, lighting designer, sound designer, AV and costume designer. Alternatively, students may choose to work independently and design all scenographic elements themselves. A preliminary seminar aims to introduce the Module and its processes, offering design briefs to be allocated to each group. A supervisor can be assigned to each group to meet with them at key points over the Semester. Supervisors may advise students on the mode of work each group is producing, and give feedback on their Draft Proposal. Groups can then receive formal supervisions during the Semester, including work in progress stages prior to their final assessment and presentation. The module is designed to simulate a real-world design scenario, requiring students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to develop concepts, work collaboratively, and produce quality design documentation.OptionalScriptwriting for Stage and Screen 2026-27 2026-27DRA3060MLevel 62026-27Scriptwriting for Stage and Screen develops students' skills in scriptwriting for film, television and theatre. Through workshop exercises, group feedback, and seminar-based discussion students will study a variety of writing practices, developing the skills to create character, dialogue, and plot for both the stage and the screen. In addition to writing their own script, students will also attain a realistic understanding of theatre, film and television industries, including how to present their work within production contexts.Optional

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

Professional Placements

Full-time students have the option of a year-long professional practice placement after the second year, providing real-world experience. A Placement Year Fee is payable to the University of Lincoln during this year for students joining in 2025/26 and beyond. Students are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs. 

How you are assessed

Most modules on the course are assessed through practical performances and written work that takes the form of notebooks, analytical essays, case studies and reflective reports.

In the first year, assessment is 52.5% coursework and 47.5% practical exams. In the second year it is 50% coursework and 50% practical exams. In the third year it is 42.5% coursework and 57.5% practical exams.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. The University of Lincoln's policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.


Students can work and perform in the University’s on-campus Lincoln Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat professional theatre with industry-standard studio spaces. The Centre, part of a busy arts community, hosts professional performances alongside student productions.

Interior of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre main auditorium with colourful seating

During my time at Lincoln, I have had the opportunity to develop myself as a dancer, performer, and choreographer. What first attracted me to Dance at Lincoln was the variety of modules that were on offer, and I felt these would enable me to grow in all areas of my dance practice.

What Can I Do with a Dance Degree?

Dance graduates are well-placed for a wide variety of careers, including performance, choreography, community arts leadership, education, and arts management. 

Entry Requirements 2024-25

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma from a minimum of 2 Higher Level subjects.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent.

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.


Once we have received your application via UCAS, you will be invited to a face-to-face audition date. The audition will include a Dance Technique and Creative workshop. There will be group interviews to give us a chance to get to know you and for you to ask any questions you may have. There will be opportunities to meet current staff and students, as well as see more of the campus and facilities.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50 per cent of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course -Specific Additional Costs

Clothing for class = estimated £40 per year

Costumes for performances = estimated £20 for performance costumes

Kneepads= £10

The Lincoln Dance Collective and our third-year performance company both undertake an annual national tour. Please note that additional costs may apply.

There is currently a £150 cost to attend the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with The Lincoln Company. Students are responsible for their travel and general living costs.

Full-time students have the option of a year-long professional practice placement after the second year, providing real-world experience. A Placement Year Fee is payable to the University of Lincoln during this year for students joining in 2025/26 and beyond. Students are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and living costs.

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