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Dance BA(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

A performing arts-related degree offers many career possibilities. The broad focus of this course enables you to develop skills applicable across the employment spectrum – employers value the creativity, communicative and expressive skills, self-discipline and organisational abilities fostered by this kind of study, as well as more conventional skills in research, analysis and critical thinking provided by degree-level study. Any industry requiring innovative and creative solutions to old problems will find you an attractive proposition.

Within the performing arts, you might follow a range of pathways extending to performance, choreography, directing, community dance, teaching or the film industry.

Outside of the performing arts, our students go on to work in a variety of industries including producing, event management, fitness instruction, media and teaching. For those interested in further professional training or academic study in the arts, this course offers a solid academic foundation for postgraduate courses.

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

  • Community dance teacher
  • Community dance development
  • Primary, secondary, FE and HE teacher / lecturer
  • Dancer / choreographer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Dance management / administration / marketing


  • BalletBoyz
  • Dance West
  • Rambert
  • International Youth Arts Festival
  • Roundhouse, London
  • Step into Dance, Royal Academy of Dance
  • The Place
  • Sadler's Wells
  • The Rose Theatre
  • Warwick Arts Centre
  • Jasmin Vardimon
  • BBC

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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