Our Dance course gives skills and experience to help you succeed in a career in dance.
Career paths of recent graduates include:
- Teaching and working in education (an important source of employment)
- Arts administration
- Community work
- Freelance/self-employment, including professional performer
- Entrepreneurs – setting up dance schools
- Further training and development (MA, PCET, professional training)
You will gain real-world experience from 'Live Project' modules. Past projects have included working with school pupils, people with special needs and people undergoing drugs rehabilitation. Other projects have included creating teaching resources for GCSE Dance and developing classes for local communities in Sunderland.
Whenever possible, we arrange visits from companies such as Rosie Kay, South Paw and Birmingham Royal Ballet.
The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Arts, The Customs House and Sunderland Empire host students' work and we hold master classes by visiting artists with the casts of West End shows such as Dirty Dancing and The Lion King.
We arrange end-of-year performances within a professional arts venue, working alongside schedulers, box office staff, technicians and professional performers. Your involvement in these performances fosters skills such as marketing, design and communication with venues.
We invite careers advisers and professional speakers to share experiences and stimulate discussions about working practices, networking, career opportunities, shadowing professional practitioners and learning professional etiquette. Students touring with DUSC take on company roles including public relations, marketing, publicity and education outreach.
If you have a good idea for a new business and have the dedication and motivation to make it happen, then we want to hear from you. The Enterprise Place, based on-campus at St Peter's Gate Business Centre, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates to turn their business ideas into reality. You will have access to free hot desk space, IT facilities, specialist advice and support and business mentors and networking opportunities.
To find out more about how we can help you start a business, please contact the University's Enterprise Team:
Tel: 0191 515 3751
It is usually possible to take a module from the free University Language Scheme. This can be studied on top of your 120 credits or in some cases, can earn credits towards your degree.
Language skills increase your international mobility and you can choose between French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic at a range of levels. If your first language is not English, please check with your tutor about entry requirements.
Staff and students talk about the benefits of the University Language Scheme:
It may be possible to switch your studies to another country for one or two semesters during the second year. You can choose from over 150 universities in 20 countries, either English-speaking (such as Australia, Canada and the USA) or non English-speaking (such as Argentina, Brazil and Japan). This gives you an opportunity to get an international perspective on your studies.
Our Careers & Employability Service (CES) advertises a variety of opportunities to earn money while you study.
Volunteering positions in local organisations, charities and community groups can help you to help other people while learning about your strengths and what you can offer. Past opportunities have included working with children and the elderly, conservation work and sporting activities.
CES also advertises details of paid part-time and vacation work in areas from call centre and retail work through to telesales and marketing and promotion and more.
Opportunities to work with companies on flexible, paid, part-time projects in areas such as IT, design, law, media, HR and event management, to name a few, are available too. These projects are a great chance to gain valuable work experience.
The University of Sunderland is committed to ensuring that every student has an impressive range of opportunities to enhance their CV and gain valuable experience.
- Work placements
- Graduate internships
- Studying abroad
- Student Ambassador Scheme
- Starting your own business
- Student jobs and volunteering
- Careers advice
For more information visit: www.sunderland.ac.uk/experience.