This course is built on Chichester’s reputation for high quality education and training in technique, performance, and choreography. Drawing on the expertise of a highly professional teaching team and a range of visiting dance artists and choreographers, this course prepares you for a career as a professional dance artist. You will develop both your technical and expressive skills through regular performance opportunities in the Dance Studio Theatre as well as outside venues. There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as well as develop your communication skills through the teaching of repertory and technical dance material. Key features of this course include:
- 8 technique classes a week across a range of genres (contemporary dance, ballet, dance fitness, somatic techniques and contact improvisation);
- regular performance project modules throughout the course;
- all student choreography taken to production with public performances every semester;
- touring with, Chichester’s 3rd year performance company 3Fall Dance Company;
- Industry placement opportunities;
- the opportunity in second year to study abroad;
- regular performances from visiting dance and theatre companies in the University’s Showroom.
Examples of modules include: Year 1 – Dance Techniques 1, Performance Techniques 1, Choreography & Devising, Choreography & Performance, Dance Landscapes, Movement Studies: Analysis & Awareness, Performance Project 1 Year 2 – Dance Techniques 2, Performance Techniques 2, Preparing the Dance Artist for Work, Improvisation and Performance, Performance Project 2, Themes Trends & Discourse, Site Dance Year 3 – Dance Techniques 3, Performance Techniques 3, Dance Production (3Fall), Independent Study, Choreographic Projects, Teaching Dance Technique, Immersive Choreographic Practices
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
Interview: Applicants will be required to participate in a dance audition (two and half hour practical) designed to assess your potential to respond both technically and expressively. Evidence of interest in and training / experience in dance is explored in a paired interview.
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 Performance 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 training (technique and creative practice) and how you work with others on practical tasks. You will also take a short ballet barre and perform a 1 minute pre-prepared solo in a contemporary dance style. All applicants send a short written task prior to interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No component less than 5.5|
|PTE Academic||50||50-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||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
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|