University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College


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Course summary

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The Foundation Degree Dance at Leeds City College will train you to become a professional dancer, able to work in a range of contexts, whilst enhancing your understanding of the dance industry. Based in our brand new building, situated in the heart of Leeds’ Cultural Quarter the Foundation Degree in Dance is a practical course delivered over 24 hours per week. You will have daily technique classes to train to dance in a variety of styles including Afrobeats, Dancehall, Urban and Street dance, capitalising on the vast multicultural dance and social scene Leeds has to offer, alongside traditional forms such as contemporary and ballet. Alongside honing your practical skills you will develop the creative and critical skills to support you progression into the dance industry. Major performance projects will enable you to work with industry professionals to create and perform new dance work in a number of innovative contexts such as working with animation and computer games, pushing the boundaries in dance, media and emerging technologies. You will also investigate how dance has helped shape the creative industries in its historical, social and cultural contexts to situate your practice. In this way you will be able to contribute to the exciting future that the profession offers, enabling you to forge a path that fulfils your career aspirations. We are keen to work with students who want to develop their practice by using a range of dance styles and who are keen to use those styles to develop their own choreography and performance related work.

Course details


Modules may include: 1.Dance Technique (Foundation Skills) 2.Dance Technique (Popular Music styles) 3.Dance Technique (Somatic Practice) 4.Dance Technique (Chichi Circus) 5.Music, Devising and Experimentation 6.Choreography in Dance Practice 7.Contemporary Dance In Context 8.Curate and Narrate 9.Dancer as Artist 10.Dance Ethnology 11.Synetic Dance Making

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a variety of practical assessments and coursework such as performances, presentations, logbooks, video logs and interviews.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW500
Institution code L21
Campus nameQuarry Hill Campus
Campus codeQ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD Two D grades at A Level, one of which to be in a relevant subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP In a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP In a relevant subject.

Additional entry requirements


A successful audition and interview is required for this course.


A successful audition and interview is required for this course.

English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

There are additional costs associated with certain elements of this programme, which may include: optional trips and visits, specialist equipment, and tickets. These costs will be led by the nature of the work that you produce, however you will be expected to meet the costs of production of your projects, which varies depending on the nature of the project.
Dance at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS