University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performing Arts (Dance Pathway)

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Course summary

The nature of the Performing Arts industry is extremely competitive and the opportunities for career diverse. The HND in Performing Arts (Dance Pathway) has been designed to provide a vocational based training programme equipping you with the required skills to succeed in the range of career paths available and will be held at both Southend and Thurrock Campuses. Our programme provides diverse and challenging learning experiences, refining your physical skills alongside developing greater understanding and command of specific techniques in multi disciplines. The selection of units also enables you to nurture your own creativity finding your own voice as future innovators within the art form. The overriding focus of the programme is based on acknowledging the importance of versatility to allow for longevity within the industry. Through the programme we aim to ensure that you become an all-round performer, skilled for a successful career in the ever evolving Performing Arts industry..

Course details


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4): Unit 1 The Performing Arts Industry; Unit 2 Professional Development; Unit 3 Group B Jazz Dance 1; Unit 4 Ballet 1; Unit 5 Contemporary 1; Unit 6 Commercial Dance 1; Unit 7 Tap 1; Unit 11 Dance for Camera Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5): Unit 32 Creative Research Project; Unit 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry; Unit 36 Group F Contemporary 2; Unit 37 Commercial Dance 2; Unit 39 Dance for Musical Theatre; Unit 46 Auditioning Unit 52 Performance Project.

Assessment method

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including workshops, rehearsals, performances, presentations, viva voca written essays and research folders. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework Year 1 - HNC: 100% coursework: 75% Practical with a written element 25%. Year 2 - HND: 100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%.

How to apply

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University Centre Southend
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Required to participate in dance workshop/audition

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


To prepare a solo between 1 ½ - 2 min in a style or genre of their choice. Students to bring a piece of written work they can discuss. This could be an essay or project they have completed.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1

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Performing Arts (Dance Pathway) at University Centre South Essex - UCAS