Life in the School of Dance and Performance

Life in the School of Dance and Performance

We believe that your time at BNU is about taking your creativity and talent and forging it in to innovative and authentic styles. With the help of our expert lecturers and professional lead workshops, you’ll take your performance, acting and dance skills to the next level.


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Discover a behind-the-scenes look at our dance and performance courses, through our range of blogs, videos and news articles.

Don’t forget, you can also check out our school page, course pages and talk to relevant lecturers and students on The Ambassador Platform.

There are many reasons to study an Acting, Performing Arts, or Dance course at BNU, such as;

  • Our dance and drama courses were recently ranked 1st for student experience (The Times Good University Guide 2022)
  • We are a top 25 university for teaching quality. (The Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 95% of our graduates are in or just about to start employment or further studying, 15 months after graduating (HESA 2021)
  • We have industry-standard facilities for you to benefit from, such as Dance and Drama studios
  • We have an array of industry links, successful alumni and guest speakers, who come in to help your progression through workshops and talks.   

Each course within this area offers a current approach to the industry, this is reflected in your modules and the teaching you receive. Each course boasts links locally and further afield, with courses performing at the Wycombe Swan Theatre and Etcetra Theatre in Camden in the recent years.

Dance and Performance
Tatiana Ashiao

"Dance and Performance at BNU has provided opportunities such as being able to go out in to the community to teach and learn new skills.

There are beneficial and exciting masterclasses whereby a variety of dance styles are taught which enables communication between the students and the dance creatives within the dance industry.

Lastly, the lecturers provide excellent support."

Insights into the School of Dance and Performance
7 performing arts students holding one another's hands in the air on stage following a performance
BLOG: My final major project

In this blog, Shannon, a Dance and Performance student, discusses the highlight of her academic year, the final major project, which showcases the great work students have put into their degree.

Welcome week Dance
VIDEO: A day in the life of a Dance student

Abbie, a 3rd year student at BNU, gives an insightful tour of a 'typical' day studying Dance; from her accommodation right through to extra activities.

BNU Musical Theatre Society performs on stage at High Wycombe Christmas light switch on
NEWS: BNU students entertain at Christmas light switch on

Students from BNU’s Musical Theatre, Dance and Cheer societies performed at High Wycombe’s Christmas lights switch-on last week.