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Are you considering a career in dance? On the FdA Professional and Commercial Dance you’ll have the opportunity to gain core skills in ballet, jazz, contemporary and commercial dance, and develop the knowledge and practical experience needed for employment in a variety of exciting and demanding professions in the performing arts industry. Designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place, the Foundation Degree (FdA) Professional and Commercial Dance is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester. For full details on Shockout Arts, their Open Days and Accommodation, please visit www.weareshockout.com/arts. You’ll be based at Shockout Arts, studying and training in their purpose-built, high-specification dance studios that are equal to professional industry standards. Alongside your intensive practical dance training, you’ll have regular performance opportunities to help you develop a diverse range of performance and production skills. In addition to exploring the core techniques of ballet, jazz, street, hip hop and contemporary dance, you’ll be encouraged to build your skills in acting and singing ready to take advantage of employment opportunities in Musical Theatre performance. You’ll also be guided to develop a knowledge and understanding of the historical, cultural, societal and political factors that influence UK and international dance practice. Teaching staff at Shockout Arts are professional practitioners and include BAFTA-nominated choreographers. They are keen to make the time you spend with them as stimulating and rewarding as possible, and enjoy a well-deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in your progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you’ll have access to individual support and guidance at every stage.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.
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How to apply
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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|Campus name||Shockout Arts, Manchester|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3, but subjects that include experience of dance will give you an advantage. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English. To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/ucas-tariff/|
This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we’ll be unable to consider your application for this course. In addition, you’ll be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge that is payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition (please see Additional Costs). You may be required to attend an interview, provide a portfolio of work and take a diagnostic assessment. You’ll be required to pay a Registration Fee (please see Additional Costs). The Registration Fee is refundable if you do not gain the UCAS points required for entry onto the course or a satisfactory Medical Report. Successful applicants and students on the course will need to wear suitable dance attire (a list of items will be provided). You may well have many of these items, but for an estimate of the cost if you need to buy them new, please see Additional Costs.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
There is a charge for this audition. Please visit shockoutarts.com for further details.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).|
We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.