Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Dance (Contemporary) – BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) degree is a course of study specifically designed for the education and training of professional contemporary dance artists, performers, choreographers and artist facilitators. NSCD students become dance artists with highly tuned specialist knowledge, technical and creative skills, plus experience as a producer and teacher with understanding of project management and dance  pedagogy. The range of technical training undertaken during the programme is designed to train the body, whilst developing artistic intelligence and an understanding of movement that enables the dancer to respond to the varied and changing demands of contemporary choreography. Students are encouraged to be curious about the place of contemporary dance within the broader landscape of the professional arts scene. We provide opportunities for students to work in collaboration with other arts organisations and professional settings, and for you to engage with different audiences at different stages of your professional training. Through the programme students embrace a range of industry relevant modes of working, such as dance film, site-specific practice, social responsibility in dance, collective working, as well as a thorough grounding in traditional theatre practice.

To find out more about this course, visit the school website.



Awarding body

University of Kent

School contact details

Northern School of Contemporary Dance
98 Chapeltown Road
Leeds, LS7 4BH

Tel +44 (0)113 219 3000





All applications are direct to the school. For more information on the application process visit how to apply.