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Dance students
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Dance

Overview

Explore contemporary dance and take part in exciting collaborative performance projects. You will work with choreographers, independent dance artists and directors, learning how to perform, direct, organise and teach, developing your skills in all areas of contemporary dance production.

All our lecturers are practising artists, producing and performing work. They are interested in working with students from a variety of dance backgrounds and they will encourage you to develop your creativity.

By studying in Leeds, you will benefit from a hub of cultural activity in the city. With venues including Northern Ballet / Phoenix Dance Theatre, Yorkshire Dance National Dance Agency, Leeds Playhouse, The Riley Theatre and The Carriageworks, you will find plenty of inspiration for your work. Leeds also hosts regular cultural events like Leeds Festival and Leeds Carnival, the UK's second largest after Notting Hill Carnival.

Leeds Dance Partnership

We are members of Leeds Dance Partnership, which supports and celebrates amazing dance in Leeds and beyond. The Partnership aims to increase Leeds’ profile and recognition locally, nationally and internationally for its vibrant and diverse dance scene. Leeds Dance Partnership is led by world-class organisations and independent dance artists based in the city: Northern Ballet; Yorkshire Dance; Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Leeds Playhouse; Phoenix Dance Theatre; and Leeds Beckett University.

Find out more about Leeds Dance Partnership.

One Dance UK

We are also proud members of One Dance UK, the sector support organisation leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and diverse dance sector. More information is available on here.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: our University demonstrated strength in five emerging areas of research which it entered into the assessment for the first time, including in music, drama, dance and performing arts.

Regular networking and work experience throughout the course will give you the confidence to take on exciting projects and approach people inside and outside the industry.

The course has exceptional industry links with local and international organisations and you will benefit from being taught in specialist studios and theatre spaces. You will be able to take advantage of opportunities at local, national and international level, using our links to give you access to recognised artists working in contemporary practices.

Senior Lecturer Rachel Krische has worked with Siobhan Davies, a former dancer and leading choreographer with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre, and founder of her own dance company. Rachel co-authored and performed in Siobhan's most recent work 'Table of Contents' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 2014.

Your placement in year three is of your choosing. You could help run a festival, shadow a choreographer, or do a teaching residency, whatever interests you most.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

To study this course, you will require broadband internet connection with a speed of 2mbps and working speakers. You will need Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.8 or above and have access to Chrome v63 or higher (recommended), Edge v42+, Firefox v57+ or Safari v6+. Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader will need to be enabled and you will need a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

Visit our distance learning guide for a complete list of technical requirements.

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Course Features

  • Placements
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award
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Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in a relevant subject, achieving 60% merits in the final year.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

INTERVIEW REQUIRED:

Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be invited to attend a selection day where you will be interviewed individually and take part in a Group Performance Workshop. You are assessed for suitability to the course, on your background skills and knowledge, and on your ability to contribute constructively to a working ensemble. Interviews will be held between November 2018 and March 2019. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Level 6 Entry:
Applicants should have a HND, Foundation degree or equivalent award in a relevant subject, achieving 60% merits in the final year.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

INTERVIEW REQUIRED:

Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be invited to attend a selection day where you will be interviewed individually and take part in a Group Performance Workshop. You are assessed for suitability to the course, on your background skills and knowledge, and on your ability to contribute constructively to a working ensemble. Interviews will be held between November 2018 and March 2019. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Track account for further details.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.
More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Rob Green

Careers

Rob Green
Performer & recording artist

BA (Hons) Art Event Performance (now Theatre & Performance)

“My tutors were all practising artists and they really pushed me to develop myself within the current arts scene - I even negotiated a record deal that enabled me to release my EP after I graduated. One of my tracks was then named BBC 1Xtra Track of the Week. I'm now launching my third EP and every day my career is shaped by the varied skills I gained at University.

Teaching and learning

This distinctive course will help you prepare for a portfolio careers in independent dance and performance practice, with modules aimed at furthering passion for innovative performance and creative practice. Your project-based learning is centred around studio, laboratory (experiential and observational), and location-based practice. The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

You will experience a blended approach to teaching and learning - this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak. To find out more about teaching on your course visit the Leeds School of Arts - Teaching 2020-21 page.

During your first year you will be introduced to the physical, creative and academic languages that are key in this area of study. We will immediately introduce you to the concept of daily physical training as the professional, industry standard and the modules you study will provide the foundation for all dance, physical and creative practice throughout your course.
Overall workload
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460 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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740 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year one is assessed by practical predominantly, with some coursework assessments.

 

Core Modules
Dance Technique 1

Dance Technique 2

Dance: Performance Project

Dance: Choreography Project

Embodying Dance Contexts

Health & Wellbeing for Artistic Practice

In your second year, the emphasis is on advancing your creative and technical development with a gradual shift towards mentored, student-led projects. You will build key industry skills in devising, collaboration and interdisciplinary practice.
Overall workload
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436 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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764 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions

Year two is assessed by a broadly even mix of practical and coursework.

 

Core Modules
Dance Technique 3

Dance Technique 4

The Project Lab

Introduction to Creative Arts Infrastructure

Thinking Bodies in Performance

In preparation for employability after graduation, in your final year you will focus on realising your artistic independence. You will also address the challenges of developing your own professional identity.
Overall workload
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406 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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714 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
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80 hours Placements Some modules will give you the opportunity to undertake a work placement. These hours will be spent working in industry, gaining practical knowledge and professional skills that can be valuable to employers.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed by practical predominantly, with some coursework assessments
Core Modules
Company Project

Arts Research

Lift Off: Process

Lift Off Showcase

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Core Modules

An introduction to the lineage of contemporary performance practices within the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly those that have emerged from the formal and artistic experiments of the 1960s.

Through practical, studio-based work, you will be introduced to lineages of artistic practice through the practical reconstruction and re-imagining of existing dance repertory.

Develop your understanding of the models and strategies for improvisational and compositional processes in dance making.

Broadens the scope of the your emerging choreographic practice by introducing elements of creativity and making external to the moving body itself. These elements could include sound, objects, props, sets, costumes or text.

In this second of a set of four critical modules, you will focus in on the performance practices that have emerged from the formal and artistic experiments of the 1960s, exploring seminal companies and artists framed within social and historical contexts.

A series of practical, studio-based workshops will allow you to experiment with various digital software, tools and equipment. You will explore the possibilities digital technologies offer in the development of new performance, modes of expression, dance making strategies, audience engagement and documentation.

Core Modules

Further develop the knowledge gained during your first two critical contexts modules as you gain the ability to make complex and nuanced readings of live performances. You will learn to evaluate and analyse work through the critical lens of various key theories, and engage with theoretical texts and live and mediated performance works.

Examine a range of solo dance performance works and artistic approaches, giving you the ability to contextualise your own practice within the wider field of choreographic, artistic and scholarly practices.

Work in collaboration with an established artist to create a new performance work. An intensive series of workshops and rehearsals will result in the creation of a performance event.

An introduction to the field of choreographed site performance or dance for the screen, you will devise a creative project (facilitated and mentored by a professional artist) that results in either either in the creation of several choreographic site specific performance events or, the creation of several short dance/movement films.

This final critical contexts module will develop your ability to interrogate performance works at a deep critical level paying significant attention to social, cultural, historical and theoretical contexts.

Explore 'self' and 'cultural identity' as concepts within professional artistic practice. You will study the key theories, concepts and practices surrounding dance and performance 'cultures' specifically focusing on global movements and trends. You will learn to apply these choreographic strategies to your work and use your learnings to reflect on your own 'cultural identity'.

Core Modules

Work intensively and collaboratively with guest industry professionals, peers, and in-house lecturers to create, develop and perform new choreographed work. Your work will be informed by a series of lectures and seminars focusing on choreographic and performative processes.

Complete a substantial, independent research and learning project, including time spent on placement with a creative or cultural enterprise such as artist, company, organisation or small business.

An introduction to arts practices within community and educational settings, you will explore key issues and principles relating to community arts engagement in global, cultural and historical contexts, and develop the teaching and facilitation skills needed to work in diverse community settings.

Undertake an individual research project in the field of dance practice, with the aim of producing an independently authored written document. You will receive guidance through regular tutorials with a supervisory member of staff.

Develop an independent, practice-based performance project that will be showcased in front of invited guests, professionals and academics at the end of year Lift Off Festival. You will work alongside your fellow students to prepare and deliver the festival and the performance works / pieces presented within it.

Rachel Krische
Rachel Krische
Senior Lecturer
Rachel was a fixture on the Independent London Contemporary Dance scene for 20 years before joining us after teaching for two years at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She has enjoyed an artistically diverse career, working and performing with more than 20 different artists, including La Ribot, Akram Khan and Wendy Houstoun. Another interesting fact about Rachel is that she was hit by lightning in 1999, but appears to be OK!
We don't just want to mould students into what's current - we encourage them to push artistic and intellectual boundaries in order to drive dance to the next level.
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Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Study materials. We provide all core materials during your studies, including costumes or props on a case by case basis, although you may wish to purchase additional materials.

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essential costs
  • Placement costs will vary, and you will need to pay for any additional travel. You will also need to provide any additional checks, such as DBS.
Optional costs
  • Educational visits. Cost will vary depending on location and may be subsidised. Costs could include travel, accommodation and sustenance. When attendance is compulsory, travel, accommodation and tickets are paid for by the department.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Study materials. We provide all core materials during your studies, including costumes or props on a case by case basis, although you may wish to purchase additional materials.
Essential Costs
  • Placement costs will vary, and you will need to pay for any additional travel. You will also need to provide any additional checks, such as DBS.
Optional Costs
  • Educational visits. Cost will vary depending on location and may be subsidised. Costs could include travel, accommodation and sustenance. When attendance is compulsory, travel, accommodation and tickets are paid for by the department.

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies
  • Use of studio spaces on campus and with our professional partners.
  • Study materials – we provide all core materials during your studies. This includes any costumes or props.
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for compulsory educational visits.
  • If you choose to take up a placement where a DBS check is required, we will cover the cost of the DBS check.

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific essential costs
  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement.
Optional costs
  • You may wish to purchase additional study materials, but this is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits. (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations. The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Access to course resources, equiptment and facilities, including:
  • Use of studio spaces on campus and with our professional partners.
  • Study materials – we provide all core materials during your studies. This includes any costumes or props.
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for compulsory educational visits.
  • If you choose to take up a placement where a DBS check is required, we will cover the cost of the DBS check.
Essential Costs
  • When undertaking work placement opportunities, you will need to pay for your travel expenses to and from that placement.
Optional Costs
  • You may wish to purchase additional study materials, but this is not compulsory and will depend upon the projects you undertake.
  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for optional educational visits. (The nature and cost of these visits will vary from year to year.)

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (whilst the library provides access to readings recommended for your modules, you may wish to purchase your own copies of some books); you can also make suggestions for books to be added to Library stock; placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs); student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery (you may need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

As well as your mobile phone, you will also need access to a desktop computer and/or laptop to complete assignments and access university online services such as MyBeckett, your virtual learning environment. You can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located in the libraries.

This list is not exhaustive, costs are approximate and will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental, travel or living costs are also in addition to your course fees. If you choose to study via distance learning, you may not be able to access all of the facilities listed if you are not able to visit us on campus.

Facilities

  • Performance Spaces
    Performance Spaces

    As a performing arts student, you will have access to our own studio theatre, black box and dance rehearsal studios and, thanks to our industry connections, our students also benefit from using the professional studios at Northern Ballet / Phoenix Dance Theatre and Yorkshire Dance.

  • Beckett dance studios
    Beckett dance studios

    Our Leeds Beckett performance spaces include dance studios at Headingley Campus and black box spaces at City Campus.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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    Make Leeds Beckett your first option
  • 3
    Interviews
    Some courses may require you to attend an interview before an offer can be made.
    December - March
    Deadline
    UCAS applications need to be completed by mid-January
  • 4
    Student Finance
    Apply for student finance - tuition loans and maintenance grants.
    January - July
  • 5
    Applicant Days
    Once you have received an offer you will be invited to an Applicant Day.
    January - April
  • 6
    Accommodation
    After accepting your offer, you can apply for our university accommodation.
    February - June
    Deadline
    Your deadline for accepting an offer is May - June
  • 7
    Results
    Confirmation of your place and the start of the clearing process.
    Mid-August
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