On the BA (Hons) 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. The 3-year BA (Hons) course in Professional and Commercial Dance, delivered by Shockout Arts, offers you the opportunity to acquire and develop essential technical, artistic and theoretical competence through professional training to an advanced/level 6 standard. If you're an aspiring dance artist, successful completion of this 3-year BA (Hons) provides you with the platform to begin your professional career in the dance and performing arts industry. After graduation, you could continue your education at master’s level. The partnership between Shockout Arts and the University of Bolton offers you access to a number of postgraduate opportunities. 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. Teaching staff at Shockout Arts are professional practitioners and 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. For full details about Shockout Arts, their open days and accommodation, please visit www.weareshockout.com.
Information about the modules offered as part of this course is 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.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
This course is open to Home students only. Applications from International and EU students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course is not licenced by UKVI to sponsor students. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under the Student Visa Route to study in the UK then, unfortunately, we’ll be unable to consider your application for this course.
You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics. 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. If you're a mature student without the required entry qualifications, your application will be considered. You may be required to attend an interview, complete a diagnostic assessment and /or provide a portfolio of work.
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Additional entry requirements
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.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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