Dance at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Dance

University of Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Engage with cutting edge, contemporary performance practices in The House, our stunning new performing arts building. You'll experience an innovative and inclusive approach to dance training, and develop as a skilled, expressive dance practitioner able to work in different contexts and professional dance environments. We’ll nurture your creativity in performance and choreography and help you to develop a strong career portfolio as you study. You will have the opportunity to perform with our graduate touring company, visiting schools and colleges across the country, mentoring young people; and experience workshops abroad with bursaries available to students. You will also enrich your experience at Plymouth with the opportunity to attend shows and performances by well-known practitioners and companies, both locally and in London.

  • Develop a strong career portfolio with work-based learning and professional development opportunities that will boost your skills and expertise, and enhance your employability.
  • 93 per cent of students agreed staff made the subject interesting; 87 per cent of students were satisfied overall; 87 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things and 87 per cent agreed they got sufficient advice and support. 85 per cent were in work/study six months after finishing (source: 2016 NSS and 2016 DLHE survey results available on Unistats*).
  • Perform with our graduate touring company, visiting schools and colleges across the country, mentoring young people; and experience workshops abroad with bursaries available to students to join lecturer Adam Benjamin’s Advanced Integrated Dance Training workshop in cities such as Vienna, Berlin or Bassel.
  • Enrich your experience at Plymouth with the opportunity to attend shows and performances by well-known practitioners and companies, both locally and in London.
  • Gain professional experience through intensive patterns of teaching delivery, production and technical rehearsals, giving you the same experience you’d gain with a professional dance company.
  • Expand your performance skills through the department’s co-curricular training scheme and opportunities to perform with our Graduate Touring company to schools and colleges.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, you’ll focus on your dance training and choreography. You’ll explore, through practice, the relationship between performer, movement, sound and space. Practical sessions are supported by seminars and lectures in dance analysis and critical studies. You will widen your understanding of the elements that contribute to the identity of a dance work, and consider how major 20th century dance practitioners have contributed to the development of dance as an art form. In your second year, you’ll focus on dance making and performance, engaging with new choreographic strategies and performance environments. You’ll consider how dance is influenced by, and reflects, the culture that produces it and have the opportunity to explore other cultural dance forms such as African dance. You’ll develop your collaborative practice, working with a company in residence, in preparation for student and professionally led dance productions. In your final year, you’ll work more independently, pursuing your own research interests and choreographic practice. You’ll be developing your final degree showcase performance, and working closely with your supervisor in group seminars and practical tutorials to produce a research project that is completed as either a written dissertation or a practical piece. A strong focus on employability and work-based learning will prepare you for a variety of dance-related careers. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

20% of assessment is by exam and 80% by coursework.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW502
Institution code P60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points Including a minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted
A level 104 UCAS Tariff points, including minimum of 2 A Levels. General Studies is accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Any subject is considered.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (Preferably Performing Arts, Humanities or Combined), with at least 33 credits at Merit and/or Distinction.
Scottish Higher In combination with Advanced Highers
AS Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D Any subject is considered.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 tariff points, including two Advanced Highers. English and Maths accepted as GCSE equivalent.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination
Extended Project Considered in combination
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H4, H4 English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/4 or above required.

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 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 £13800* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Dance at University of Plymouth - UCAS