As a student on our unique BSc Dance Science and Performance course at the University of Wolverhampton, you will develop your knowledge and skills in dancers’ health and well-being which is a key aim of dance science. In addition, you will refine your dance technical and performance skills, explore your creativity, and deepen you understanding of dance in a wider cultural context. We are the world leader in dance science, providing the most published research in dance science every year and you will have the opportunity to be taught by our exceptional team of researchers and practitioners. You will have excellent opportunities to enrich and expand your experience in dance science and dance performance, and be able to participate in both world-leading dance science research projects and a range of performance opportunities. A wide range of career options will be open to you after graduating from this exciting and innovative course.
Reasons to study with us:
- Our world-leading research in evidence-based dance science informs our teaching and supports your own research, and your health and well-being as a dancer
- You will have daily technique classes, training in contemporary, jazz, ballet, musical theatre, street, body conditioning and improvisation throughout the course
- Our research-active staff are also dance practitioners with international experience
- Our Performance Hub offers outstanding facilities with Harlequin floors and lighting rigs in the dance studios, a fully equipped theatre, recording studios, and a superb library
- Our biomechanics and physiology labs on campus offer exceptional facilities and equipment
- We have excellent links with national and international dance organisations including the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science, Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange in nearby Birmingham and this will enhance your employability and experience in the current industry
The course content includes physiology (anatomy, cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility, nutrition, periodisation), performance psychology, biomechanics, dance technique and repertoire, choreography, film-making, cultural studies, opportunities for work placements, and research projects. You will have the following practical opportunities: participation in dance science research projects, performances in our university theatres and local and national arts events, joining Le Loup Dance Company (our student company), front of house and backstage training, and participating in work placements of your choice.
This new course (starting in September 2018) includes some of our BA Dance modules and we have achieved some of the highest NSS (National Student Survey) scores for our Dance course in our university every year and our scores are above the sector wide scores.
Our university is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we welcome applications and enquiries.