Commercial Dance for Stage and Screen (BIPA) at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS

Course summary

This degree is delivered and designed in partnership with internationally renowned, six-time world dance champions Angels Dance Academy (ADA). ADA is a proud Bristol-born dance academy and since its conception in the 1990s, ADA has competed both nationally and internationally, quickly becoming one of the UK's most famous dance academy. Today, ADA presents over 35 competitive teams, including an all male Hip Hop team and their flagship Dark Angels team with its own E4's docu-reality series 'Dark Angels'. The intensive three-year BA (Hons) degree places practical performance and experimental projects at its core with opportunities to work as an ensemble and individual to create work for both stage and screen. As a Commercial Dance student, you will develop a range of performance skills led by dance lecturers, choreographers and the associate team from Angels Dance Academy. Our team of practising industry professionals will guide you through performance briefs, providing you with intrinsic technique and performer conditioning classes. Throughout the course, you will extend your knowledge of commercial dance styles and practices gaining first-hand experience in preparing and delivering performances, in a range of contexts. You will be encouraged to identify and develop your distinctive performance style and consider your place within the dance industry. Participating in live public performances and recorded screen projects is a vital feature of the course. Each year you will perform in multiple productions across our on-campus Olympus and Studio 22 theatres alongside touring venues and producing content for screen. BIPA's practical training is supplemented with meaningful academic theory relevant to all areas of dance and performance. You will collaborate with others, follow independent lines of enquiry, and draw on the experiences of industry partners and your lecturers to develop your knowledge and abilities. With a delicate balance of assessments and content you will be supported to embark on a Dissertation or Practical Research Project, develop ideas relating to the context of dance over time, rehearse and perfect individual styles and critically engage in current debates within the industry. This degree is for individuals who require an intensive training experience to prepare them for the competitive and fierce dance industry. We look for students with prior dance experience who can demonstrate a good level of physical fitness, dance technique and a strong ambition to progress as a dancer and practitioner. BIPA promotes encouragement and experimentation and champions a professional, collaborative and supportive training environment for all. Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Teacher, • Personal Trainer • Professional Dancer • Choreographer • Workshop facilitator • Independent Dance Company You may also wish to continue with your studies, pathways may include: • Teacher Training • Master programmes in Dance and Culture, Creative Arts or Business Development


Level 4 Commercial Dance Technique Dance Technique Digital Dance Brief Commercial Performance Project Level 5 Dance Technique 2 Performance for Screen Collaborative Performance Workshop Leadership Level 6 Digital Choreography Professional Practitioner Commercial Production and Performance Practical Research Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical Assignments, Performance and Presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Additional entry requirements


Entry onto this course is subject to a successful audition.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Commercial Dance for Stage and Screen (BIPA) at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS