University of Roehampton Dance Department
LOCATION: London, England
YEAR EST.: 1841
DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP: Sara Houston
DTCB COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES: Jackie Christopher and Andrew Sanger
DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED: BFA Dance (4 year’s), BA Dance (3 year’s)
PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Cunningham, Graham, Limón, Ballet, Contemporary, release and contact improvisation.
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Dance at University of Roehampton is world-renowned with its international and diverse faculty. The department has 23 dance academics, making us one of the largest departments in the world. Our outstanding Dance degrees foster academic and artistic excellence, creativity and innovation, and are taught by artists and researchers who are leading specialists in their fields. Roehampton is ranked number one for dance research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Roehampton offers the BA Dance, which is a 3-year undergraduate degree, and the BFA Dance, a 4-year undergraduate degree. Both degrees are more subject focused compared to American Dance degrees, eschewing general education courses and electives for a more direct and focused approach to the field of study. Tuition and living expenses combined is roughly $35,000 per year.
Excellent career and earnings prospects: Roehampton is in the top five universities in London for graduate pay in dance (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020 results, earnings three years after graduation).
- Colette Brandenburg- MFA Choreography, 2011 – Co-director at http://www.lafollies.com/
- Aidan Nettles – MFA Choreography, 2019 – Teaching Dance at University of Alabama
- Tara Pandeya – 2018-19 Fulbright Scholar – MA Dance Anthropology, 2019 – Ex Cirque de Soleil dancer, choreographer of Eastern and Western heritage, performed in 40 countries, created works for UNESCO, with YoYo Ma’s Silk Road Project, at the Goldman Environmental Awards, for the Taichung National Opera and for Berlin’s 100 year Bauhaus Festival. Tara has guest lectured on dance at Cambridge, London, Royal Holloway and Panama Universities. Her pioneering work was featured in New York Times, BBC and in ‘Dance Magazine’.
- Ryan Rockmore – MA Dance Anthropology, 2014 – Flamenco dance artist and UCLA PhD student