Arts University Bournemouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dance

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Course summary

More than ever, dance has become a big business. AUB gives you a chance to perform, produce, create, and collaborate within this ever-changing art form. You’ll finish with a degree and the skills to be a dance entrepreneur, capable of thinking about dance in new and relevant ways. It’s a competitive market, but you are one of a kind and have something great to offer. We’ll help you become a dance professional with an edge. What you will learn The course aims to provide an experience through which students can develop their potential for a career in dance and related disciplines. This development will be facilitated through a series of specialist units designed to develop progressively the skills required to become a versatile, creative and articulate dance professional. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of making, performing and viewing work within the contexts of a new and vibrant professional dance centre and a specialist art, design, media and performance university. The course aims to equip students with a set of entrepreneurial, critical and transferable skills and tools to sustain and manage a performing arts practice and work in a variety of settings. The course has a strong technical and practical foundation – offering classes and workshops in Ballet and Pilates as well as Contemporary techniques such as Release, Cunningham, Contact Improvisation and Graham – but also places a strong emphasis on the theoretical and contextual study of dance and the dance industry. In the making of original work, you will consider how form, style and structure can affect content, meaning and audience engagement in a performance event. You will consider the motives for the creation of material: social, political, educational and commercial, whilst developing key professional skills required for the workplace, such as selecting work to be developed, project management and effective marketing, as well as learning about the structures and policies of dance organisations in the UK, professional standards and codes of conduct. Approximately 75% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio, and the remainder will be independent study. 28% of assessment for this course is coursework based and the remaining 72% is performance based. By the end of the course you will be able to...

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual, imaginative and physical skills needed to be an informed and creative member of the dance sector.
  • Demonstrate and articulate your understanding of a wide range of dance contexts and a clear sense of where your own professional strengths lie and how you intend to launch your career in the sector.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intrinsic relationship between performance, applied dance practice and producing to make work that is sustainable within the current dance industry.
  • Articulate your understanding of the complex nature of the performance event, the forms that this may take and the target audience that you wish to reach.
  • Collaborate with others effectively in the realisation of a performative and/or participative event within or across disciplines.
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of academic protocols, research methodologies and written and verbal presentation skills necessary for effective and successful engagement with work at the higher education level and life beyond university.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make informed choices with appropriate understanding and a high degree of independent judgement.
Studios and resources Our degree runs in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West. Based on campus and at PDSW, you’ll study in some of the best spaces dedicated to dance in the South.

Course details

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W500
Institution code:
A66
Campus name:
Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

AUB welcomes applications for direct entry to year 2 or 3 of our degree courses, providing your previous studies can be assessed to be equivalent to the work completed at AUB. We require that the institution be accredited or recognized by the relevant national authority. . To enter year 2/year 3 you will need to have passed 120/240 ECTS credits in your first and second years of study and that the units you have studied on the course are broadly equivalent to what the students in our first year/first two years will have learned. Please note that having completed the required number of credits is not by itself sufficient to guarantee placement on the subsequent year. AUB assesses applicants on the whole of the application and the course team will recommend the offer admission on the year that is suited to the applicant’s entire profile.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

**Please see AUB's website for a full list of our entry requirements, including tariff points where applicable.** We are happy to accept a wide range of qualifications, including but not limited to: A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma(s), Access to HE courses, Scottish Highers, IB Diploma Programme, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. We can also accept many EU and International qualifications. See website for details. Email Admissions ([email protected]) with any queries about entry requirements. We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification. Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of Level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications. AUB tailors its offers to the qualifications an applicant is studying and looks for applicant to be studying a relevant creative subject. AUB makes offers based on up to three A Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications with the most UCAS Tariff points attached to them to give applicants the best chance possible at achieving our required tariff (120 UCAS Tariff points in most cases).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://aub.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing AUB will not hold auditions on campus this cycle. Once your application has been reviewed Admissions will request a link to a digital audition . We will hold 'offer holder day' in Spring either virtual or if possible on campus.

Interview

Due to Covid-19 and social distancing restrictions we will not hold interviews or auditions on campus at AUB this cycle. Instead admissions will request a digital portfolio and we will invite offer holders to attend an 'offer holder day ' in Spring. These may be virtual events, but we hope to be able to invite you to visit the campus when this is possible.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
PTE Academic54A minimum of 51 in each component
Cambridge English AdvancedCOverall score of 180
Cambridge English ProficiencyCOverall score of 200

AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.

English language requirements

https://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17950 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £17950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
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