Designed by professional dance practitioners with industry integrated experience in musical theatre and acting, this degree combines training and performance with creative and academic workshops to help you develop the skills you need to become a versatile performer, choreographer or teacher. Based in our Performance Academy, a regional centre for dance and performance, you will develop your technical skills and explore a range of dance techniques and styles, with continuous training in contemporary, ballet, jazz and urban. Working in a simulated dance company environment, you will learn from course tutors with extensive dance experience and engage with industry to grow your creative skills and leadership abilities. As a centre for regional dance, our students benefit from strong links with local and national companies and practitioners. You will be encouraged to take up placement and performance opportunities and will work within a simulated dance company environment. In your final year you will lead your own industry-based project, presenting your work across the region. On successful completion of this degree, you can progress to a Masters in dance, or a related subject. If you wish to become a dance teacher, you can progress to a PGCE or alternative teaching degree. Alternatively, you can seek employment as a performer or choreographer within the dance industry
Year One: • Contemporary Techniques • Ballet • Urban, Jazz and Commercial • Performance • Understanding the Body • Transferable Skills • Choreography • Dance Appreciation. Year Two: • Contemporary Techniques • Ballet • Urban, Jazz and Commercial • Performance • Expanding Horizons • Industry Engagement • Choreographic Investigations • Dance Management • Dance Facilitation. Year Three: • Technical Development • Professional Practice - (Company) • Industry Portfolio • Research and Dissemination.
Students are taught through: • Practical technique classes • Creative workshops • Industry observations and placements • Seminars • Lectures • Classroom activities • Self-directed training, rehearsal and study. Students are assessed through: • Practical technique exercises • Performance of set repertoire and newly choreographed works • Practical and creative tasks • Academic essays and reports • Creative portfolios • Research and dissemination.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.
Additional entry requirements
Once we have reviewed your application you will be invited to attend an audition-interview at the University Centre. Applicants will need to come prepared to take part in a combined dance class which will consist of a Ballet Barre, Contemporary centre work and then a Jazz routine. We would also like to see a short 1 ½ minute solo in a style of their choice.
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.