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This course has been designed in collaboration with professional dance practitioners to allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a successful dance performer, choreographer, practitioner and/or teacher. It offers a unique opportunity to undertake a course which synthesises technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities, academic and industry skills. In addition to continuous training in contemporary, ballet and jazz/urban techniques, you will be encouraged to explore a variety of dance processes and movement styles to become a versatile performer. You will experience a range of creative and collaborative projects led by our teaching staff who are industry experienced, having worked in the dance sector for many years as performers, choreographers and dance facilitators. We have established strong links with dance companies and practitioners working regionally and nationally and so are able to offer you a variety of opportunities and placements throughout the course. We are a centre for regional dance and have several partnerships with companies such as Fertile Ground, BalletLorent, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre, Eliot Smith Dance Company and Joelene English Dance Theatre. This course hosts an annual Experience of Work week culminating in ‘Circulate’, an Industry Network Event to bring together dance students, industry practitioners and companies to create work and perform alongside each other. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to experience working within a simulated company setting led by a professional choreographer. In your second year of study you will be encouraged to gain work placement experience to enhance your studies providing you with knowledge of the real working environments. During your third year of study the Professional Practice Company (Company) module will require you to lead your own industry-based project and present your work around the region. Previous students are now enjoying successful careers in both the commercial and contemporary industries, working within performance, choreography, teaching and dance production as well as related careers in the creative arts and leisure industries, notably fitness and personal training, events management and sports studies. You may decide to progress onto an appropriate Masters degree or PGCE qualification.
Year One: Ballet 1, Choreography, Contemporary Techniques 1, Dance Appreciation, Performance 1, Transferable Skills, Understanding the Body, Jazz, Urban and Commercial 1. Year Two: Ballet 2, Choreographic Investigations, Contemporary Techniques 2, Dance Facilitation, Dance Management, Expanding Horizons, Industry Engagement, Performance 2, Jazz, Urban and Commercial 2. Year Three: Dance Techniques, Industry Portfolio, Professional Practice - (Company), Research and Dissemination.
You will learn in a variety of ways including practical technique classes, creative workshops, industry observation and placement, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities and self-directed training, rehearsal and study. A range of enrichment workshops led by visiting practitioners/professional dancers takes place for you to gain knowledge of current movement styles and techniques not directly assessed within modules. Assessment methods include set practical technique exercises, the performance of set repertoire and newly choreographed works, practical/creative tasks, academic essays and reports and creative portfolios.
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How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||48 - 64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CC|
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.
Additional entry requirements
At the audition-interview you will participate in a Ballet, Contemporary and/or Jazz technique class in addition to contributing to a practical creative task. The interview will conclude with a short individual interview with a member of the course team. Please wear appropriate dance clothing and bring to the workshop one passport size photograph with your name clearly printed on the reverse.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.