Performance - Dance Performance and Drama Performance

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Joint honours performance also has options in Dance Performance and Musical Theatre Performance and Drama Performance and Musical Theatre Performance. Why study with us?

The Dance Performance pathway is designed for students wishing to explore contemporary and popular dance techniques, choreography and physical theatre. We provide opportunities to perform in productions and participate in workshops led by professional practitioners.

The Drama Performance pathway is ideal to help you explore the world of contemporary theatre and learn practical performance skills as an actor. The course centres on developing skills and knowledge and making theatre pieces. Graduates can seek roles in a wide …

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Joint honours performance also has options in Dance Performance and Musical Theatre Performance and Drama Performance and Musical Theatre Performance. Why study with us?

The Dance Performance pathway is designed for students wishing to explore contemporary and popular dance techniques, choreography and physical theatre. We provide opportunities to perform in productions and participate in workshops led by professional practitioners.

The Drama Performance pathway is ideal to help you explore the world of contemporary theatre and learn practical performance skills as an actor. The course centres on developing skills and knowledge and making theatre pieces. Graduates can seek roles in a wide variety of sectors, including performance, the media and teaching.

What can this course lead to?

Our graduates go on to careers as performers in a range of sectors. Ranging from creating their own touring companies, working in theatre or education and progressing to MA or PGCE study. The transferable skills gained during the course are highly respected in many careers involving communication skills, such as media, public relations and teaching.

Resources and facilities

We are proud of our facilities; we have a main theatre seating up to 180 people and also a studio theatre in-house which seats 80. Classes are conducted in our purpose-built dance studio complete with mirrors, barre, sprung floor and air conditioning. Our support facilities for productions include set-construction workshops, sound recording studios and multimedia production edit suites. Rehearsal rooms include three drama studios, two singing rooms and conventional teaching spaces.

Have a look at our learning resources for Performing Arts.

Student work

Just singing and dancing in The Lanes
Half term shoppers in The Lanes, Carlisle were happy to put their shopping on hold for a few minutes today to be entertained by students from the University of Cumbria.

Entry requirements

280 UCAS tariff points

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Credit and UCAS requirements UCAS code: WW54 UCAS points: 280 Costs

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Full-time students

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The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year has been set at £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount).

As a full-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan (up to £5,500) and a maintenance grant (up to £3,354). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Full-time students may be eligible for one of 110 NSP awards for full-time students worth up to £6,000.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 300 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2013.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities trust

EU

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year has been set at £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount).

As a full-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 per annum (or the equivalent in your country). For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Full-time students may be eligible for one of 110 NSP awards for full-time students worth up to £6,000.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 300 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2013.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Utilities trust

International

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year is £9,960.

Fees are billed annually and may be paid by the student or a sponsor. 75 percent of the annual tuition fees must be paid before or at registration. For students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, a deposit of £3,500 is expected as a minimum before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be issued. For more information, visit our international student finance page.

Early payment discount

If you are paying your own fees, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of £1,000. This discount is awarded to students who pay in full before registration.

International scholarship

If you are studying a full-time bachelor's degree (excluding teacher training and NHS-funded courses) or a top-up degree, you may be eligible for an international scholarship. The university has nine scholarships available. Find out more on our scholarships page.

Additional financial support

Our money doctors will be on hand throughout the year to help you manage your money while you’re in the UK. However, if you do happen to run into financial difficulty during your time here, you may be able to access a small emergency support fund.

Part-time students

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The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2013/14 academic year is £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount). This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,125 per year.

As a part-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Part-time students may be eligible for one of 40 NSP awards worth up to £3,000.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities trust

EU

The tuition fee for students starting study in the 2013/14 academic year is £8,250 (including an automatic £750 fee discount). This fee is billed annually. For part-time students, the annual fee is calculated based on the number of years you take to complete your course. For example, a student studying part-time for six years may expect to pay £4,125 per year.

As a part-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning over £21,000 a year. For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Part-time students may be eligible for one of 40 NSP awards worth up to £3,000.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Utilities trust
Additional contact information Visit the Performing Arts subject area UCAS Link

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Modules

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).

Course summary

In year one you will be introduced to practical dance skills in contemporary, jazz and ballet, all underpinned by theory. These are accompanied by four internal showings and two supporting essays.

In year two, you work as a dancer, in the making and performing of two dance pieces. One is choreographed in-house and performed in our Stanwix Arts Theatre; the second is choreographed by an external professional and designed for site-specific work. Students have worked with professionals from Ascendance Rep Dance Company, Ballet Lorent and Northern Ballet. The practical assessments are supported with associated essays. All our students gain work experience on a placement in year two. Past placements have been at Motionhouse Dance, Ludos Dance, Playstation Penrith, Camp America and Razzmatazz.

In year three, you continue working as a dancer in a major final performance led by an external choreographer and also create an original dance piece to perform in the main theatre. You conclude your theoretical work by researching and writing an extended essay on a subject of special interest within the area of dance.

Case studies

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"The content of the course has helped to improve certain weaknesses I had in technique".

"The teaching style has allowed me to learn a lot in a short space of time".

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