A Dance and English Literature degree gives graduates the capability to work independently and collaboratively in a wide range of professions. Our graduates have become professional dancers and choreographers; community artists; and administrators and producers of arts events. They have also gone on to work in the media industries, film production, journalism, librarianship, accountancy and finance, promotion, marketing and advertising.
You will also be able to develop key transferable skills, such as creative thinking, communication, self-expression, project design and group management, as well as research, analysis, and critical writing. These skills will make you extremely attractive to a wide range of employers, including those within the different creative and cultural industries which now forms a large part of the UK’s economy. In addition, you will gain invaluable qualities such as a sharp kinaesthetic and literary intelligence, honed through constant creative practice and academic analysis, which will enable you to respond to any situation with a greater clarity and confidence that would otherwise have been possible.
Many of our graduates progress to postgraduate degrees to become academics, lecturers and teachers, whilst others train further in performance or creative writing, and also in journalism, publishing, law, public relations and business.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.