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Chichester has a long-standing reputation for its breadth of study. Drawing on the expertise of a highly professional teaching team and a range of visiting dance artists and choreographers we prepare the next generation of dance performers, choreographers, writers, dance filmmakers, teachers, somatic practitioners and community artists.
The Dance Studies ‘Top Up’ degree allows you to complete your dance education and training to BA (Hons) level. The programme allows qualified applicants to join our 3rd year Dance students on a variety of creative and theoretical modules. The choice of available modules allows students to engage in areas of dance practice and performance that are related to careers in Performance, Choreography, Teaching, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Community Dance, Production, and Administration.
Key features of this course include:
a daily technique class across a range of genres (contemporary dance, ballet, dance fitness, somatic techniques, and contact improvisation);
all student choreography taken to production;
performance opportunities in the department’s studio theatre;
options to select areas of study that relate to your career aspirations;
- regular performances from visiting dance and theatre companies in the University’s Showroom.
Professional company links include: Lîla Dance, Flexer & Sandiland, Ceyda Tanc Dance Company, Tribe Company, AKA Dance Theatre Company, and Mapdance.
Professional Associations and Organisations include: GradLab, and The Point.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Language and mathematics at grade C / 4 or better.|
Top up course requires HND or Foundation degree for progression.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
The standard entry requirement for this programme is IELTS 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5. However, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.
Further details of our international entry requirements can be found on our website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|