This course has a long-standing reputation for its breadth of study. Drawing on the expertise of a highly professional teaching team and a range of visiting dance artists and choreographers we prepare the next generation of dance performers, choreographers, writers, dance filmmakers, teachers, somatic practitioners and community artists. Our programme is divided into strands of study that include Dance Technique, Dance Practice and Production, and Dance Contexts and Research. In our third year the Applied Dance Practice strand allows students to engage with areas of dance practice and performance that are related directly to careers in Performance, Choreography, Teaching, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Community Dance, Production and Administration. Key features of this course include:
- a daily technique class across a range of genres (contemporary dance, ballet, dance fitness, somatic techniques, and contact improvisation);
- all student choreography taken to production with public performances every semester;
- options to select areas of study that relate directly to your career aspirations;
- Industry Placement opportunities;
- the option to study abroad;
- regular performances from visiting dance and theatre companies in the University’s Showroom.
Examples of modules include: Year 1 – Dance Techniques 1, Choreography & Devising, Choreography & Performance, Examining Dance History, Thinking Through Dance, Re-examining Dances Year 2 – Dance Techniques 2, Improvisation and Performance, Research Methodologies in Dance, Safe Dance Practice, Popular Dance: Street, Stage, Screen, Scenography for Dance Year 3 – Dance Techniques 3, Dance Dissertation Project, Choreographic Projects, Body Politics, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Applied Dance: Community, Production and Administration; Teaching Dance Technique
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Interview: Applicants will be required to participate in a dance audition (two and half hour practical) designed to assess your potential to respond both technically and expressively. Evidence of interest in and training / experience in dance is explored in a paired interview.
Additional entry requirements
You will be interviewed in pairs or threes; you will be asked about your experience of, and interest in, dance to date. We also want to know why you wish to study Dance at university. You will take part in a contemporary dance technique class and a creative task-based practical class. We are looking for your potential for contemporary dance study (technique and creative practice) and how you work with others on practical tasks. All applicants send a short written task prior to interview.
GCSEs English language and mathematics
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing|
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|