Course Overview

Lancaster's combined Fine Art and Dance degree is taught by 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 fine art.

Your Fine Art courses will provide you with the opportunity to integrate art practice with art history/theory at a high level.  Throughout your degree you will develop creative and technical skills in painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art and their hybrids.  We have no ‘house style’; rather, you the student, will develop the practice and ideas that best reflect your aims and values as a young artist.  Your tutors will be professional artists and publishing historians/theorists and the mix of academic and creative skills gained at Lancaster makes you highly attractive for postgraduate study and employers. 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 Modernism in the Arts, Modern Dance and Fine Arts Practice. In your second year, you'll study subjects such as Studio Practice, Postmodern Dance and our LICA interdisciplinary module Critical Reflections.  You will then complete your degree with a LICA Creative Enterprise module, Contemporary Dance and Advance Studio Practice.

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