What will I learn?


This programme provides structures for you to develop your skills, working methods and principles, predominantly as a performer but also as a choreographer and researcher. Four strands run through each year of the programme:

  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Performance
  • Choreography

You'll develop skills year-on-year through a succession of modules taken in each of the three academic years. You'll also acquire knowledge in other areas of study, such as the cultural contexts of dance.

How will I be assessed?

We use a variety of assessment tasks across the programme, including:

  • Practical dance classes, both rehearsed and unrehearsed
  • Solo and ensemble performances
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Created choreographic work
  • Online promotional material.

How will I be taught?

You're taught through a mix of studio based practical classes and rehearsals in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, body conditioning and choreography, and classroom based work on research skills and the history and cultural contexts of dance.

We expect you to undertake self-directed learning in creating your own choreographic work, maintaining fitness and researching individual projects.


This course is designed to equip you with transferable skills that will serve you long after graduation, and help you seek employment in a range of fields.

You'll learn the discipline and dedication required to be a professional performer, including:

  • The ability to lead and work cooperatively in teams
  • Skills in academic research
  • The skills needed to bring a complex project to a successful conclusion for a deadline.

Which department am I in?

School of Music and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Band 1 - £14,400 (classroom based fields); Band 2 - £15,450 (laboratory / studio based fields).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022


Brighton Academy

Unit 2, Hove Business Centre,

Fonthill Road,


East Sussex,

BN3 6HA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a USA High School Diploma with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 and at least one of the following: SAT with a combined score of 1220 out of 1600 (with minimum of 570 in Maths and 610 in reading/writing). Students need Results from 3 Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations with minimum of 3 in each. ACT results with minimum score of 26 will also be considered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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