This course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year degree and is designed to develop your specialist skills and knowledge in dance and choreography. Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance have been recently introduced to the repertoire following student and industry partner demand. Focused on professional practice and the evaluation of technique and context; it aims to provide students with practical and analytical skills, and a working knowledge of the technical, administrative and professional aspects required to succeed in the Dance industry. This Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. Please Note: Prior to September 2019 entry, this course was titled Foundation Degree Theatre Arts (Dance). About the course There is a strong practical element to this course, allowing for a mixture of skills-based classwork and projects. Students cover a range of topics: combining technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities and academic skills. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of dance styles and influences in order to become a confident and versatile performer. First year modules include:
- Performance skills
- Performance: context and history
- Creative Dance Practice
- Dance Styles and Techniques - 1
- Dance Styles and Techniques - 2
- Own projects [developing original work]
- Dance Education and Community Practice
- Production Company
Year One modules include: process and production; contextual studies; specialist skillsets; creating/staging performance; facilitation. Year Two modules include: production company; applied specialisms; industry practice/work-based learning; developing the practitioner; contextual studies. Modules are assessed continually through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.
There is continuous assessment through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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|UCAS Tariff||48 points||A minimum of 48 tariff points. Applicants will need the number of UCAS points specified in the details of each course - from: at least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Access to HE Diploma. Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses applicants would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Mathematics.|
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|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||A minimum of 48 tariff points.|
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Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.