Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W500

Course Code

DANDANUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W500

Course Code

DANDANUB

BA (Hons) Dance BA (Hons) Dance

Drama and Dance at Lincoln is ranked 22nd overall in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W500

Course Code

DANDANUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W500

Course Code

DANDANUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Kirsty Russell - Programme Leader

Kirsty Russell - Programme Leader

Before embarking on a career in Higher Education, Kirsty Russell worked as a freelance dance artist teaching at a range of vocational dance schools alongside developing her own performance career. Kirsty specialises in dance technique, improvisation and contact improvisation and is committed to developing high-quality dance practice and integrating professional practice within Higher Education.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Dance

The practice-based curriculum on the BA (Hons) Dance degree at Lincoln reflects the vocational needs of professional dancers. Students will have the opportunity to engage with practical and theoretical methods to become stronger dancers and more dynamic dance makers. A variety of modules offers students the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills in preparation for their future career. Dance training at Lincoln focuses on contemporary techniques and works to develop and nurture creative practice.

This degree is founded in professional practice and we are proud to be part of a vibrant community of academics and professional artists. The department has an impressive array of associate lecturers who are currently working in the industry nationally and internationally. Students also have the opportunity to benefit from visiting artists and participate in professional company workshops.

There are opportunities for work placements and participation in performances throughout the course. These include collaborations with staff, national and international choreographers and theatre companies. Potential costs of placements are outlined in the Features tab.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Dance

The practice-based curriculum on the BA (Hons) Dance degree at Lincoln reflects the vocational needs of professional dancers. Students will have the opportunity to engage with practical and theoretical methods to become stronger dancers and more dynamic dance makers. A variety of modules offers students the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills in preparation for their future career. Dance training at Lincoln focuses on contemporary techniques and works to develop and nurture creative practice.

This degree is founded in professional practice and we are proud to be part of a vibrant community of academics and professional artists. The department has an impressive array of associate lecturers who are currently working in the industry nationally and internationally. Students also have the opportunity to benefit from visiting artists and participate in professional company workshops.

There are opportunities for work placements and participation in performances throughout the course. These include collaborations with staff, national and international choreographers and theatre companies. Potential costs of placements are outlined in the Features tab.

How You Study

Initially the course focuses on the fundamentals of dance composition, progressing to expand bodily awareness through other areas of dance, such as dance technique, somatic practices and contact improvisation.

There is the option to undertake a work placement which offers the opportunity to gain experience and make industry contacts. Please note that students are responsible for any travel, accommodation or general living costs during their work placement. Students have the option of studying at our partner institution in Norway for one term during the second year to experience international approaches to dance training.

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. You may also have the opportunity to work away from the University on outreach and community-based projects, incorporating technical and vocational skills, in order to experience dance as a creative enterprise.

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. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

Initially the course focuses on the fundamentals of dance composition, progressing to expand bodily awareness through other areas of dance, such as dance technique, somatic practices and contact improvisation.

There is the option to undertake a work placement which offers the opportunity to gain experience and make industry contacts. Please note that students are responsible for any travel, accommodation or general living costs during their work placement. Students have the option of studying at our partner institution in Norway for one term during the second year to experience international approaches to dance training.

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. You may also have the opportunity to work away from the University on outreach and community-based projects, incorporating technical and vocational skills, in order to experience dance as a creative enterprise.

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. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to increase the dancer’s potential as a creative practitioner. Through studio practice sessions, students will be guided through a series of choreographic techniques to understand how improvisation and composition exist together. Students will be encouraged to use physical skills developed from contemporary techniques as a point of departure to develop their own movement ideas, languages, forms and identities.

Module Overview

Students 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 at our annual public showcase in January, held in the LPAC theatre.

Module Overview

This module will provide a sound and detailed anatomical, physiological and kinesiological knowledge base for the students to support their technical training and help them better understand the functioning of the body in motion. Students will focus on the cardio-respiratory and neuromuscular systems, the module will aim to help them identify key aspects of kinesiology such as alignment, posture, muscle strength, developing flexibility, and how to utilise this knowledge for safe dance practice and physical progression.

Module Overview

This Semester A level 1 module will support the students in their transition into HE study by introducing necessary theoretical tools and methods of study required throughout the BA (Hons) Dance degree, and allow them to put these into practice. The focal area for this skills building will be around the introduction to, engagement with, and critical analysis of 21st Century dance works (live and recorded) and dance-based literature from key practitioners and writers. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of lineage, development and dance history as relevant to the rest of their degree course.

Module Overview

This module is aimed at initiating the development of acquiring physical techniques and body-based knowledge required of dance professionals. Students will be introduced to basic principles of safe dance practice and effective methods of warming up and cooling down. Within this module, students will develop an awareness of multiple contemporary dance techniques and will be encouraged to develop their strength, flexibility and coordination.

Module Overview

Screen Dance gives students the opportunity to explore choreography off the stage and onto the screen. This module focuses on the creation of a dance work for video, exploring the use of the camera, editing as choreography and the transformation of movement through digital video technology. The module gives students the opportunity to storyboard, shoot and edit a short dance film, as well as document this process in a production dossier. Students can work in production teams to achieve a final video which explores choreography in a new and exciting way.

Module Overview

Choreo 2: An Ongoing Research and Performance Lab 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.

Module Overview

This module builds on the knowledge gained in Choreography 1 and aims to increase the dancer’s potential as a creative practitioner. Through studio practice sessions, students will be guided through a series of choreographic techniques and responses to set stimuli. Students will be asked to consider making work for theatre and non-theatre venues, and will explore the implications of performing in public or private spaces.

Module Overview

Dance Contexts introduces a range of critical perspectives that help students analyse, interpret and discuss constructs of performance in more detail. The module opens up the idea that performance making and viewing is both an artistic and cultural activity, and starts to unpack what else there might be to look for and how else we might think about and discuss what is seen, to produce multiple readings of a work.

Module Overview

The ‘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.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to principles and concepts of fitness training alongside the development of their dance technique training. The content develops further upon the function of the major physiological systems addressed in the level 4 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.

Module Overview

In ‘Dance Technique and Somatics’ students may build on their technical and anatomical understanding from level one through the introduction of somatic practices.

The purpose of introducing somatic practices into the second year of study is to help students become mindful of how the body is used, and to uncover thought process, attitudes and training practices that can both hinder and liberate their potential as dancers. The application of somatics facilitates a deeper understanding of the body and its systems in relation to its environment.

Module Overview

This 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.

Module Overview

Musical theatre is an interdisciplinary form. Those that perform it require a “triple threat” skill set (acting, singing, and dancing), and similarly those that produce it need to have an understanding of directing, choreography and composition/arrangement. In this module students will have the opportunity to develop and integrate their skills across these disciplines. While, there will be the option to incorporate both performance and production roles, students will be required to participate in and contribute to the development of material that encompasses acting, dancing, singing/music making.

This work will take place in the context of a preparing a piece of Music Theatre (60-90 minutes in length) for public performance. The production itself may take various forms. For instance, it could be a production of an existing Musical, or it could be devised and developed by the group. Similarly, an existing libretto could be set to new Music or vice versa. These decisions will be made by the member of staff directing the production at the beginning of the module.

Module Overview

The Placement module encourages students to engage with the creative industries beyond the University through an 80-hour placement with a business or organisation of their choosing. Through direct workplace experience, students may develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, establish valuable professional networks, and target future employment opportunities. Following the placement students are assessed via presentations where they reflect upon their professional development and the impact of their work with the partner organisation.

Module Overview

The Erasmus Exchange Programme is an optional module of study for the award of the BA Dance Degree. As part of the three-year course, some students may study for the duration of Semester B at the Norwegian College of Dance. The modules for study in Semester B are all practice based modules.

The Erasmus Exchange enables participants to spend a semester at a Norwegian institution, to experience other approaches to the study of their own and others’ culture and history and the opportunity to experience living in another culture.

Module Overview

Throughout this module students will develop and deepen their knowledge and practice of teaching and delivering dance in a ranger of practitioner settings. Students 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. A range of established dance practitioners will share their practice over the course of the module, providing specialist insight into the many varied ways of engaging people in dance. This module has a strong industry-facing element, and will provide key knowledge and tools for students wanting to move toward teaching dance as part of their career.

Module Overview

This 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 in a public performance event, held in the LPAC theatre.

Module Overview

This 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.

Module Overview

The module will examine the current dance landscape in which students will 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.

Module Overview

Dance Studies 3 requires students to complete an extended final year project and identify research questions pertinent to their own interest or specialism. Students will devise, plan, research, draft and complete their own individual research project on a subject of their own choosing in the field of Dance Studies. Students will have the option to conduct practice based, practice led research or a fully written thesis using appropriate academic conventions.

Module Overview

In ‘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.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module aims to increase the dancer’s potential as a creative practitioner. Through studio practice sessions, students will be guided through a series of choreographic techniques to understand how improvisation and composition exist together. Students will be encouraged to use physical skills developed from contemporary techniques as a point of departure to develop their own movement ideas, languages, forms and identities.

Module Overview

Students 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 at our annual public showcase in January, held in the LPAC theatre.

Module Overview

This module will provide a sound and detailed anatomical, physiological and kinesiological knowledge base for the students to support their technical training and help them better understand the functioning of the body in motion. Students will focus on the cardio-respiratory and neuromuscular systems, the module will aim to help them identify key aspects of kinesiology such as alignment, posture, muscle strength, developing flexibility, and how to utilise this knowledge for safe dance practice and physical progression.

Module Overview

This Semester A level 1 module will support the students in their transition into HE study by introducing necessary theoretical tools and methods of study required throughout the BA (Hons) Dance degree, and allow them to put these into practice. The focal area for this skills building will be around the introduction to, engagement with, and critical analysis of 21st Century dance works (live and recorded) and dance-based literature from key practitioners and writers. Students will also be introduced to the concepts of lineage, development and dance history as relevant to the rest of their degree course.

Module Overview

This module is aimed at initiating the development of acquiring physical techniques and body-based knowledge required of dance professionals. Students will be introduced to basic principles of safe dance practice and effective methods of warming up and cooling down. Within this module, students will develop an awareness of multiple contemporary dance techniques and will be encouraged to develop their strength, flexibility and coordination.

Module Overview

Screen Dance gives students the opportunity to explore choreography off the stage and onto the screen. This module focuses on the creation of a dance work for video, exploring the use of the camera, editing as choreography and the transformation of movement through digital video technology. The module gives students the opportunity to storyboard, shoot and edit a short dance film, as well as document this process in a production dossier. Students can work in production teams to achieve a final video which explores choreography in a new and exciting way.

Module Overview

Choreo 2: An Ongoing Research and Performance Lab 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.

Module Overview

This module builds on the knowledge gained in Choreography 1 and aims to increase the dancer’s potential as a creative practitioner. Through studio practice sessions, students will be guided through a series of choreographic techniques and responses to set stimuli. Students will be asked to consider making work for theatre and non-theatre venues, and will explore the implications of performing in public or private spaces.

Module Overview

Dance Contexts introduces a range of critical perspectives that help students analyse, interpret and discuss constructs of performance in more detail. The module opens up the idea that performance making and viewing is both an artistic and cultural activity, and starts to unpack what else there might be to look for and how else we might think about and discuss what is seen, to produce multiple readings of a work.

Module Overview

The ‘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.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to principles and concepts of fitness training alongside the development of their dance technique training. The content develops further upon the function of the major physiological systems addressed in the level 4 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.

Module Overview

In ‘Dance Technique and Somatics’ students may build on their technical and anatomical understanding from level one through the introduction of somatic practices.

The purpose of introducing somatic practices into the second year of study is to help students become mindful of how the body is used, and to uncover thought process, attitudes and training practices that can both hinder and liberate their potential as dancers. The application of somatics facilitates a deeper understanding of the body and its systems in relation to its environment.

Module Overview

This 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.

Module Overview

Musical theatre is an interdisciplinary form. Those that perform it require a “triple threat” skill set (acting, singing, and dancing), and similarly those that produce it need to have an understanding of directing, choreography and composition/arrangement. In this module students will have the opportunity to develop and integrate their skills across these disciplines. While, there will be the option to incorporate both performance and production roles, students will be required to participate in and contribute to the development of material that encompasses acting, dancing, singing/music making.

This work will take place in the context of a preparing a piece of Music Theatre (60-90 minutes in length) for public performance. The production itself may take various forms. For instance, it could be a production of an existing Musical, or it could be devised and developed by the group. Similarly, an existing libretto could be set to new Music or vice versa. These decisions will be made by the member of staff directing the production at the beginning of the module.

Module Overview

The Placement module encourages students to engage with the creative industries beyond the University through an 80-hour placement with a business or organisation of their choosing. Through direct workplace experience, students may develop new skills, strengthen existing ones, establish valuable professional networks, and target future employment opportunities. Following the placement students are assessed via presentations where they reflect upon their professional development and the impact of their work with the partner organisation.

Module Overview

The Erasmus Exchange Programme is an optional module of study for the award of the BA Dance Degree. As part of the three-year course, some students may study for the duration of Semester B at the Norwegian College of Dance. The modules for study in Semester B are all practice based modules.

The Erasmus Exchange enables participants to spend a semester at a Norwegian institution, to experience other approaches to the study of their own and others’ culture and history and the opportunity to experience living in another culture.

Module Overview

Throughout this module students will develop and deepen their knowledge and practice of teaching and delivering dance in a ranger of practitioner settings. Students 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. A range of established dance practitioners will share their practice over the course of the module, providing specialist insight into the many varied ways of engaging people in dance. This module has a strong industry-facing element, and will provide key knowledge and tools for students wanting to move toward teaching dance as part of their career.

Module Overview

This 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 in a public performance event, held in the LPAC theatre.

Module Overview

This 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.

Module Overview

The module will examine the current dance landscape in which students will 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.

Module Overview

Dance Studies 3 requires students to complete an extended final year project and identify research questions pertinent to their own interest or specialism. Students will devise, plan, research, draft and complete their own individual research project on a subject of their own choosing in the field of Dance Studies. Students will have the option to conduct practice based, practice led research or a fully written thesis using appropriate academic conventions.

Module Overview

In ‘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.

† 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.

How you are assessed

There are no written exams on the Dance programme. 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.

There are no written exams on the Dance programme. 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.

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. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, 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

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding 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.

Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs during their work placement or term abroad.

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. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, 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

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding 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.

Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs during their work placement or term abroad.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, 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 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ 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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

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.

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 admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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

International

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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ 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 https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

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.

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 admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Auditions

As part of the admissions process, all Dance applicants must attend an audition. More information can be found within our Dance and Drama - Frequently Asked Questions.

Industry Links

Fine and performing arts courses at Lincoln are delivered by a dedicated team of academic staff, many of whom have excellent industry links and considerable experience as practitioners and researchers in the arts. There are opportunities to work with guest lecturers and choreographers to create professional performance work.

A female dancer jumping into the air

Performance Opportunities

Opportunities for participation in performances include collaborations with staff, as well as with national and international choreographers and theatre companies. Students can audition for The Lincoln Company which has taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Regular opportunities to perform are available through our extracurricular performance company The Lincoln Dance Collective and our third-year performance company, which both undertake an annual national tour.

A female student being lifted into the air by others

Learning to Teach

Students are offered the option to study for the International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA) Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching. This qualification provides a basis for students to progress into dance teaching in a variety of contexts. It is delivered in three units by a qualified IDTA trainer, covering anatomy and physiology, teaching planning and delivery, and safe dance practice. Training sessions are extracurricular and usually take place in the evenings or at weekends. There are no fees for this, but there is a one-off fee for the final examination.

A group of students all performing the same dance move

Facilities

Students can work and perform in the University’s on-campus Lincoln Performing 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.

Each student will receive event/performance credits which can be used against ticketed performances at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

A view of the seating area from the stage in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

Career Opportunities

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

"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."

Charlotte Bennett, BA (Hons) Dance graduate

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The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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