If you have a degree in dance and are wondering about your career options or how to to get that all important first graduate job, have a look at the following careers information. You can also visit our Careers Centre or our careers room at Walsall (WA), where we hold information on getting into a career in dance. If you'd like to talk anything through, come and see a careers advisor who'll be pleased to help.

What career options are there with my dance degree?

A career in dance is very exciting but also demanding and requires a lot of commitment, practice, creativity and a lot of determination to succeed.Your degree will prepare you for career opportunities in performance, arts administration, education and community work.

Anyone contemplating entering the dance sector should go to the Sector Skills Council for Creative & Cultural Skills where there is a wealth of information and tips on entry as well as access to specific dance careers advice. For some ideas on specific roles using your degree see Prospects Options with performing arts (dance/drama).

Jobs in Dance

Here are some Prospects profiles of occupations dance graduates might wish to consider:

What do Wolverhampton dance graduates do?

This is what some of our recent graduates were doing one year after finishing their course:

  • Dance instructor
  • Postgraduate study - Masters in Dance
  • Lecturer
  • Dance teacher
  • Freelance artist
  • Actress
  • Dance instructor
  • Pilates instructor
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Self-employed sport and dance coach

Where can I find jobs and work experience in dance?

Job hunting websites specifically focused on the dance sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful. 

Jobs in dance

We also advertise jobs and placements for students and graduates via our Jobs Board.

Further information

It is very important for students to find out as much as possible about their chosen sector of work and keep up to date with the latest developments.The following sites may be useful for this purpose and could also act as excellent resources for coursework: