Dance Science at Chichester University can be studied as a three years Bachelor of Science (BSc (Hons) Dance Science or as a four year integrated Masters of Science (MSci Dance Science). Progression to the MSci is an option at the end of Year 2, based on your performance on the programme so far. This exciting programme will develop your skills and passion for dance, along with your knowledge and understanding of human performance sciences. Through a combination of core and elective modules, you will study the disciplines of Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics and Somatic Practices, underpinned by scientific research methodologies. Daily studio practice offers you a physical dance experience whilst theoretical underpinnings are explored via group lectures and workshops. Applied research skills are honed via hands-on laboratory sessions. Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to perform, to participate in and conduct research, to undertake work placements, and to pursue modules which are aligned with professional qualifications. Students on the MSci extend their specialism at Master's level embarking upon a significant research dissertation and pursuing modules that focus on professional and applied techniques within dance science. Successful completion of the programme will result in the relevant knowledge and skills to meet the ever increasing demand for well-qualified Dance Scientists across a range of professional, training, educational, recreational and community-based dance and exercise settings. Key features of the course include:
- Daily studio practice, including technique and supplementary training practices;
- Choice of Applied Performance or Health and Wellbeing pathways enabling you to focus your studies;
- Module options that link to the profession through placements and pursuit of professional industry training and certifications in dance, exercise and fitness, and dance movement psychotherapy;
- Access to specialist facilities and tutors across Dance and the Institute of Sport;
- Professional company links include: Lîla Dance, Flexer & Sandiland, Ceyda Tanc Dance Company, Tribe Company, AKA Dance Theatre Company and Mapdance.
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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- Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants will be asked to attend an application event where they will participate in a dance class, an informal interview (normally in pairs), and submit a short written task. This part of the application process is important to evaluate movement and writing competencies, as well as existing understanding about the area of study. You will normally be interviewed in pairs or threes; you will be asked about your experience of, and interest in, dance and dance science to date. We also want to know why you wish to study Dance Science at university. You will take part in a contemporary dance technique class and a creative task-based practical class. We are looking for your potential for dance study (technical and creative practice) and how you work with others on practical tasks.
Additional entry requirements
You will be interviewed in pairs or threes; you will be asked about your experience of, and interest in, dance to date. We also want to know why you wish to study Dance Science at university. You will take part in a contemporary dance technique class and a creative task-based practical class. We are looking for your potential for contemporary dance study (technique and creative practice) and how you work with others on practical tasks. All applicants send a short written task prior to interview.
English Language and Mathematics GCSE to grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|No component less than 5.5
|50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
|At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing
Qualifications recognised for English language proficiency
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Fees and funding
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