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BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top-up)

Applications to study at our leading conservatoire, delivering world-class education and training in theatre dance and music theatre, on this one-year top-up course are now open.


This one-year top-up programme, following on from London Studio Centre’s Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance, provides an in-depth development of specialist skills in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance or music theatre. Intensive tuition by renowned industry professionals through workshops, masterclasses and R&D sessions enables students to develop their own independent professional practice as performers. Students have frequent opportunities to perform, from informal, in-house presentations of work to full evening performances at major London venues and elsewhere across the UK. A strong focus on employability equips students with the required knowledge and skills to take advantage of employment opportunities in the performing arts industry. Research in creative practice, contextual studies or dance science/psychology further enhances performance practice.

Students can specialise in:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Music Theatre

This programme is subject to approval by the University of Bedfordshire. Please click here for further information about the Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance.

Key features:

  • Versatile, high-quality professional training in ballet, contemporary dance, jazz dance or music theatre
  • Extensive performance opportunities built into the curriculum to strengthen employability in the performing arts industry
  • Specialist teaching faculty with wide-ranging and current industry experience

Entry requirements:

Applicants are normally expected to have successfully completed London Studio Centre's Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance (Level 5).

Admissions for students who have successfully completed London Studio Centre's Foundation Degree in Professional Dance Performance and have taken a year or more out before progressing onto the BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top-up) will be required to audition to demonstrate fitness to study at the level required.

IELTS score: IELTS overall score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each element. International applications will be assessed using UKBA AND University of Bedfordshire policy, check English language requirements at:

Career opportunities:

The programme prepares you for diverse careers in the performing arts. Recent graduates from London Studio Centre are working successfully in a wide range of professional dance companies, while others have appeared in leading roles in musicals in the West End and elsewhere. Other graduates are pursuing careers in acting, producing, directing, choreographing, writing, teaching and management in the UK and overseas, with a range of dance companies and performing arts organisations.

Did you know?

Students join one of LSC’s four performing companies (Images Ballet Company, Intoto Dance, The Jazz Dance Company or Seedtime Musical Theatre Company), working with industry professionals to create a full-length production that is performed at major London venues and elsewhere across the UK.


An intensive timetable is designed to fulfil the student's professional aspirations. More details will be announced soon.


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