Degree Courses

Central offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses for students aiming for a professional career in the dance industry or to further their career after a period of working as a professional dancer. The BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance is a three year process that consists of an initial two year Foundation Degree and a final year BA (Hons) (Top Up) year. The MA Choreography course is aimed at professional choreographers providing the opportunity to develop a choreographic profile and professional skills, with a focus on research and making new work, while continuing to work as either a freelance dancer or a dance company member.

The school is currently a member school of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD), but over the next few years will be moving towards greater independence. For further details and timelines, see Central’s full statement here:

FD/BA (Hons) (Top Up) Professional Dance & Performance

New students commence with the two year Foundation Degree and, on successful completion, can progress to the one year BA (Hons) (Top Up) course to achieve the BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Performance.

MA Choreography

The MA Choreography course is designed for professional choreographers who wish to develop their choreographic profile and professional skills.

Equality, Diversity and Widening Participation

Central School of Ballet recognises that some individuals and communities in our society face obstacles and experience unfair disadvantage. In line with our vision to be an institution which supports an increasingly diverse and innovative, internationally recognised culture of dance in the UK, we are committed to finding ways to address these barriers where we can. We encourage applications to our Higher Education courses from individuals with the talent, potential and dedication to develop the skills required for a professional career in dance regardless of their background.

Central School of Ballet is also committed to addressing issues of under-representation in ballet and Higher Education. To achieve this, we identify and target prospective, talented students from groups that are currently under-represented, particularly including students from low income backgrounds, from postcodes where participation in Higher Education is low and from those in under-represented ethnic backgrounds.