Arts and Festivals Management at DMU is one of the longest running degree courses of its kind in the UK and is rising in the ranks (7th out of 48) according to the Guardian University Guide 2016. You will gain practical, theoretical and professional skills required to successful manage events on any scale and complexity, and be ready to work within the ever expanding arts and festivals sector. The course equips you with the skills in teamwork, marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy, that you need to become a leader in the cultural arena in theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals. Dance is designed to enable you to focus on studying contemporary dance and will give you the opportunities to choreograph, perform, develop dance leadership skills, manage dance events and understand how dance operates today. The Dance course equips you with essential skills and knowledge to work successfully in today's dance profession. The course is intellectually and artistically demanding, offering daily dance class in contemporary techniques; ballet for contemporary dancers; fusion and improvisation, as well as Performance and Choreography (live and screen); Dance in Education and Community, Understanding the Dance Profession; Sustaining Professional Practice, and a Placement. In your second year, you may choose to personalise your studies in Dance: Choreography and Performance or Dance: Education and the Community, aligning your Degree to your career aspirations.