Professional Dance University of Sunderland

Undergraduate

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 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 comparable to any professional company.

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 in any avenue of dance you wish to pursue.

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 classical and contemporary styles including ballet, contemporary, 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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Dance City

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

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 classical and contemporary styles including ballet, contemporary, 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.

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 comparable to any professional company.

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

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

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 B B C
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

A criminal records check (DBS) is also required for this course


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.