Dance (Top-Up) at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

Course summary

Gain a broad understanding of the dance industry and the ability to manage a successful career in this exciting field. Become a thinking practitioner of dance and spend time looking at performance development through choreography and dance science. If you have completed a foundation-level degree, HND, or equivalent qualifications in a relevant subject, you can choose to top-up your studies to gain a full bachelor’s degree. Applications are welcomed from dancers with any dance background, including both traditional and non-traditional forms, but the programme focuses primarily on jazz technique and is therefore aimed at those students with an interest in the commercial dance industry. Why study this subject? If you love to Dance and Perform, this course could see you getting your first role within the industry. Wake up every day knowing you’re doing what you love, turn your passion for dance and performance into your career. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? A top-up degree is the equivalent of the final year of an undergraduate degree, and offers a chance to deepen your knowledge, skills and understanding of your subject, while also getting an internationally-recognised qualification. This programme will focuses on commercial dance forms that range from street, to classical ballet. Unlike many other courses this programme focuses primarily on jazz technique and the commercial dance industry and is therefore aimed at those students keen to learn about the wider commercial dance sector. During this course you’ll be able to take advantage of regular masterclasses. Taught by leading industry professionals, these classes allow you to further develop technique and acquire a deep understanding of a range of dance styles. This also provides ample opportunity to network with professionals working in the field. You will have access to a range of our state-of-the-art facilities including a well-equipped gym, dance studios, fitness studio and a brand new Human Performance Lab. Also with the West End just a short train ride away, you'll be perfectly located to immerse yourself in the performing arts. What facilities can I use? Our Human Performance Laboratory has been designed to increase athletes’ performance through improved technique, and also assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation. The lab is home to an indoor three-lane running track that incorporates 3D motion-capture technology and is equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters. We also have access to the Wycombe Swan Theatre and Wycombe Town Hall as part of our Wycombe Swan Residency. The Swan Theatre sits adjacent to the University and is one of the UK’s leading regional theatres. What will I study? BA (Hons) Dance and Performance Top-up offers students the chance to study at an institution rich in culture, with London West End just a short train ride away. This industry focused Programme is delivered through a variety of teaching mediums; studio classes, workshops, lectures and seminars, all designed to provide a stimulating environment with opportunities for students to work with local dance organisations and professional dance practitioners in the field. The overall aim is to use innovative teaching and learning methods to guide students towards becoming more independent learners by the end of the programme, and to allow them to explore issues fully in the context of their work How will I be taught and assessed? During your time with us you will find the emphasis will be on enabling you to develop essential skills (both in practice and theory) and knowledge that are needed to learn and to demonstrate learning. You will be expected to apply theoretical understanding in a variety of different scenarios, and employ a number of approaches to expression and articulation in assignments in self-directed modules.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15150* Year 1
International £15150* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Dance (Top-Up) at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS