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Professional Dance University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate

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This unique programme has been designed by industry professionals to prepare you for a varied and multi-faceted career; ensuring you’re able to function professionally in a range of roles and settings in the dance industry. It’s a challenging programme, and will demand much of you physically and mentally across the three years of practice and study.

All of your practical and academic sessions will take place at Dance City, the National Dance Agency for the north east of England. Study at Dance City will give you access to professional tutors and facilities as well as placing you at the heart of the region’s dance industry networks. Library and student support services can be accessed through the University of Sunderland.

In completing different creative, practical and academic projects you will often work with your student colleagues as part of a team. While you are focusing on your own work, collaborating with others will also be a key element in successfully completing the programme (as it is in any area of the dance industry). Your commitment, then, to engaging with all the aspects of the programme will make your time here more beneficial to you and more fun for everyone. Respect for others and your ability to respond to advice, requests, and suggestions will be vital.

If you’re passionate about dance and dream of a career as a professional practitioner, then this programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experiences you need to excel.

The Dance City BA (Hons) Professional Dance is practically focused and has a strong emphasis on developing your dance technique. You’ll spend up to 75% of your study time in the dance studio, undergoing rigorous technical training aimed at supporting you to fulfill your potential, and help to push you to the highest levels of excellence.

This programme celebrates all aspects of dance and you’ll be encouraged and inspired to become a versatile professional, able to achieve a long-term career with real world skills and viable career opportunities.

Study will be divided into 3 focused areas; Professional Practice, Education and Management.

These modules will develop your abilities and physical understanding of accurate and artistic dance technique. You will cover a wide range of dance styles with a major focus on contemporary techniques and ballet, with further studies in urban/street, jazz and world. Working with a diverse range of professional choreographers, you will gain an understanding of various choreographic processes and learn how to develop your own style and ideas, with annual performances at Dance City's working professional theatre.

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Modules

Study will be divided into 3 focused areas; Professional Practice, Education and Management.

These modules will develop your abilities and physical understanding of accurate and artistic dance technique. You will cover a wide range of dance styles with a major focus on contemporary techniques and ballet, with further studies in urban/street, jazz and world. Working with a diverse range of professional choreographers, you will gain an understanding of various choreographic processes and learn how to develop your own style and ideas, with annual performances in Dance City's working professional theatre.

Assessment method

The Dance City BA (Hons) Professional Dance is practically focused and has a strong emphasis on developing your dance technique. You’ll spend up to 75% of your study time in the dance studio, undergoing rigorous technical training aimed at supporting you to fulfill your potential, and help to push you to the highest levels of excellence.

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

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 code W505
Institution code S84
Campus name Dance City
Campus code D

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.dancecity.co.uk/learning-academy/ba-hons-professional-dance/

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Students must be able to demonstrate the following: A basic grounding in one or more dance style; excellent basic coordination; excellent musicality and sense of rhythm; good ability to pick up movement and to push themselves physically; good physical potential. A desire to dance/teach/choreograph as a career.

Interview

Other

In your first week, you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check with Dance City. Successful completion of this and subsequent DBS enhanced clearance will allow you to undertake placements in schools and with young people. If you are not able to obtain an enhanced DBS check, you will not be able to undertake these placements and alternative placements will be made available to you. If you believe you will not be eligible for enhanced DBS clearance, please contact Dance City direct to discuss your options.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD


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