What Will You Study
Lancaster's combined four-year Dance and Spanish 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 Spanish-speaking country, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.
Your Spanish Studies courses will develop your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish while exploring the society, culture, history and politics of Spain. 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 Spanish Studies (Intensive for Beginners or Advanced) and Modern Dance. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Spanish Language: Oral and Written Skills; Becoming Spanish; Postmodern dance and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.
Your 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 Spanish Language: Oral and Written Skills; Contemporary Dance and a Dance Project.
- Dance and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Dance and English Literature : BA Hons
- Dance and Film : BA Hons
- Dance and French Studies : BA Hons
- Dance and German Studies : BA Hons
- Dance and Theatre : BA Hons
- Design Interactions : BA Hons
- English Language and French Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and German Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Film : BA Hons
- Film and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Film and English Literature : BA Hons
- Film and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Film and Sociology : BA Hons
- Film and Theatre : BA Hons
- Film, Media and Cultural Studies : BA Hons
- Fine Art : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Dance : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Film : BA Hons
- Fine Art and Theatre : BA Hons
- French Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and Film : BA Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- French Studies and German Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and History : BA Hons
- French Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- French Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- French Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- French Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- French Studies with Italian : BA Hons
- German Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- German Studies and Film : BA Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- German Studies and History : BA Hons
- German Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- German Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- German Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- German Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- German Studies with Italian : BA Hons
- IT for Creative Industries : BSc Hons
- IT for Creative Industries (with Industrial Experience) : MSci Hons
- Management Studies and European Languages : BA Hons
- Marketing and Design : BSc Hons
- Modern Languages : BA Hons
- Modern Languages and Cultures : MLang Hons
- Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- Spanish Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and History : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Italian : BA Hons
- Theatre : BA Hons
- Theatre and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- Theatre and English Literature : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Modern Dance
- Modernism in the Arts
- Postmodern Dance
- Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America: From the Spanish Empire to the 21st Century
- Applied Theatre Practice I
- British Theatre & The State of the Nation (1945-2000)
- Critical Reflections
- Cross-cultural encounters in World Literatures
- Documentary Drawing
- Documentary Film & Art
- Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945
- European New Wave Cinema
- Film and Comic Books
- Hollywood and beyond: Global cinema
- Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain
- LICA Work Placement
- Media & Performance
- Modern Dance
- Performing the Avant-Garde
- Society on Screen: The Language of Film
- Spanish Language: Oral Skills
- Spanish Language: Oral Skills (post-intensive)
- Spanish Language: Written skills
- Spanish Language: Written Skills (post-intensive)
- Understanding culture
- Apocalypse Then: New Hollywood Cinema
- Applied Theatre Practice II
- Arts, Health and Wellbeing
- Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century
- Classic Hollywood: The Studio Era
- Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
- Contemporary European Postdramatic Theatre
- Creative Enterprise
- European New Wave Cinema
- Film and Comic Books
- Film Theory
- Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada
- Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)
- Hollywood and beyond: Global cinema
- Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation
- Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities
- Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany
- Love, religion and society in the 18th century French novel
- Modernity of Forms and Forms of Modernity in French Literature 1850-2000
- Music and TV Advertising
- Myths of Italian Resistance: Italian Fascism and its Narratives in Post-War Film and Literature
- Silent Cinema
- Sound Synthesis and Design
- The Popular, the Political and the Avant-Garde
- Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
A Level AAB-ABB
International Baccalaureate 35-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Spanish required unless this is to be studied from beginners’ level, in which case applicants should have evidence of language learning ability (e.g. an AS or A-level in another foreign language or GCSE grade A in a foreign language). Native Spanish speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.
The following subjects are considered desirable by the department: Dance, Drama, Film, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies or one other humanities subject.
IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)
General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.
Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via email@example.com
A degree in Dance and Spanish 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, accountancy and finance, promotion, marketing and advertising.
A career abroad is also a popular option. Our graduates have work abroad in schools and universities and in international organisation such as the British Council, Civil or Diplomatic Service. Many graduates also find openings in businesses based in European or other countries.
You will also be able to develop key transferable skills, such as creative thinking, communication, 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 of a sharp kinaesthetic, linguistic 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.
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.