Arts University Bournemouth

Dance Arts University Bournemouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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More than ever, dance has become a big business; AUB gives you a chance to perform, produce, create, and collaborate within this ever-changing art form.
You’ll finish with a degree and the skills to be a dance entrepreneur, capable of thinking about dance in new and relevant ways. It’s a competitive market, but you are one of a kind and have something great to offer. We’ll help you become a dance professional with an edge.

What you will learn
The course aims to provide an experience through which students can develop their potential for a career in dance and related disciplines. This development will be facilitated through a series of specialist units designed to develop progressively the skills required to become a versatile, creative and articulate dance professional. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of making, performing and viewing work within the contexts of a new and vibrant professional dance centre and a specialist art, design, media and performance university. The course aims to equip students with a set of entrepreneurial, critical and transferable skills and tools to sustain and manage a performing arts practice and work in a variety of settings. The course has a strong technical and practical foundation – offering classes and workshops in Ballet and Pilates as well as Contemporary techniques such as Release, Cunningham, Contact Improvisation and Graham – but also places a strong emphasis on the theoretical and contextual study of dance and the dance industry. In the making of original work, you will consider how form, style and structure can affect content, meaning and audience engagement in a performance event.

You will consider the motives for the creation of material: social, political, educational and commercial, whilst developing key professional skills required for the workplace, such as selecting work to be developed, project management and effective marketing, as well as learning about the structures and policies of dance organisations in the UK, professional standards and codes of conduct.

Approximately 75% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio, and the remainder will be independent study. 28% of assessment for this course is coursework based and the remaining 72% is performance based.

By the end of the course you will be able to...

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual, imaginative and physical skills needed to be an informed and creative member of the dance sector.

  • Demonstrate and articulate your understanding of a wide range of dance contexts and a clear sense of where your own professional strengths lie and how you intend to launch your career in the sector.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intrinsic relationship between performance, applied dance practice and producing to make work that is sustainable within the current dance industry.

  • Articulate your understanding of the complex nature of the performance event, the forms that this may take and the target audience that you wish to reach.

  • Collaborate with others effectively in the realisation of a performative and/or participative event within or across disciplines.

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of academic protocols, research methodologies and written and verbal presentation skills necessary for effective and successful engagement with work at the higher education level and life beyond university.

  • Demonstrate the ability to make informed choices with appropriate understanding and a high degree of independent judgement.

Studios and resources
Our degree runs in partnership with Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) the National Dance Development Organisation for the South West. Based on campus and at PDSW, you’ll study in some of the best spaces dedicated to dance in the South.

Course details

Assessment method

Coursework and practical work


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 W500
Institution code A66
Campus name Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth
Campus code -

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
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points This must include at least one Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject.
A level BBB This must include at least one A Level in a relevant subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM This must be in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE course - 60 credits, including 45 at Level 3.
Scottish Higher CCCCCD Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5 is acceptable to meet English language requirements.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM This must be in a relevant subject.

For BA (Hons) Dance we are happy to accept applicants with Dance experience (ballet, contemporary, jazz etc.) gained outside of academic studies.

We welcome applicants who are currently studying or who have gained a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and this qualification meets our level three entry requirements. This is a recommended qualification for many of our courses but it is not a compulsory qualification.

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 qualifications are considered on an individual basis and we are happy to accept applicants with a combination of level 3 qualifications. Please check your qualifications using UCAS Tariff calculator and remember we are looking for the equivalent of 3 A levels if you are combining Level 3 qualifications.

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

https://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/

Additional entry requirements

Audition

If you have been selected to attend an audition (we hold the majority of interviews January – March) we will email you and details will be sent via AUB’s application portal, MyApplication. Admissions will send you full details of the date and time of the audition, plus what to bring and how to get to AUB. You will need to follow the audition guidance for the course.

AUB is flexible, so if you cannot attend your allocated audition date you can request it is rescheduled.

We invite a small group to each audition slot and you will be taken to the relevant course area. Normally this will begin with a brief talk about the course and then all candidates will take part in a dance workshop.

Please come prepared to take part in practical workshops wearing appropriate clothing. You do not need to prepare anything. You will take part in a series of warm ups, followed by a short technical workshop and then a creative workshop. In the warm ups and technical workshop we will be assessing your basic levels of body awareness and technical skill. The creative workshop will ask you to interact on a creative level with other candidates. In this session we will be looking at how you work, creatively and interpersonally, with other people.

After the workshops you will have an individual interview.

Interview

Interviews are your opportunity to demonstrate to us your self-motivation and commitment to your area of study. Be ready to talk about your influences, who inspires you and why (think about your cultural interests such as gallery visits, exhibitions, cinema, theatre or literature). It’s important that you contextualise your work. We also expect you to have an awareness of contemporary practice in your chosen subject area. Interviews are also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Overall score of 180
Cambridge English Proficiency C Overall score of 200
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
PTE Academic 54.0 A minimum of 51 in each component

AUB can also accept International Baccalaureate English Language B or English Language and Literature A at Higher Level grade 4 or Standard Level grade 5. We may also accept TOEFL iBT scores of 80 or above for entry to degree courses; however we would prefer one of the above qualifications. TOEFL is a test of American English and is not classified as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for Tier 4 Visa applicants. IELTS, Pearson and TOEFL scores must be less than two years old at the start of the course to be valid.

English language requirements

https://aub.ac.uk/plan-visit-apply/apply-now/entry-requirements/undergraduate-courses/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,500 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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Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown
Poole
BH12 5HH


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01202 363228