What Will You Study

Lancaster's combined four-year Dance and French Studies degree is taught jointly by our Department of European Languages and Culture and the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA). This degree scheme includes a year spent in a French-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.

Your French Studies courses will develop your proficiency in written and spoken French while exploring the society, culture, history and politics of France. 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 French Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Modern Dance. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as French Language: Oral and Written Skills; Shaping Contemporary France; Postmodern Dance our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.

The third year abroad makes a major contribution to your command of the language, while deepening your intercultural sensitivity before returning to finish your degree back at Lancaster. Your final year will include courses such as French Language: Oral and Written Skills; Contemporary Dance and a Dance Project.