Course Overview

Lancaster's combined Dance and English Literature degree is taught jointly by our Department of English and Creative Writing and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). This course is ideal for anyone with strong academic and creative abilities who wants to study contemporary dance alongside English Literature.

Your English Literature courses will provide a thorough grounding in a wide range of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches. We use cutting-edge approaches to literary study, and allow you to specialise in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you.  In Dance not only will you develop as a dancer through weekly technique classes across all three years, but through lectures and choreographic projects you will study the methods and significance of modern and contemporary dance in terms of the environments in which it occurs:

  • The site: dance in unusual rural and urban locations
  • The stage: dance in relation to costume, lighting, set and sound
  • The screen: dance for the camera, motion capture and telepresence

You'll begin your degree with core modules including English Literature and Modern Dance. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Theory and Practice of Criticism, Postmodern Dance and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.  You will then complete your degree with a LICA Creative Enterprise module, a Dance Project and further optional modules from those on offer by the Department of English and Creative Writing.


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