University of Chichester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course is built on Chichester’s reputation for high quality education and training in technique, performance, and choreography. Drawing on the expertise of a highly professional teaching team and a range of visiting dance artists and choreographers, this course prepares you for a career as a professional dance artist. You will develop both your technical and expressive skills through regular performance opportunities in the Dance Studio Theatre as well as outside venues. There is also the opportunity to undertake a work placement as well as develop your communication skills through the teaching of repertory and technical dance material.
Key features of this course include:
8 technique classes a week across a range of genres (contemporary dance, ballet, dance fitness, somatic techniques and contact improvisation);
regular performance project modules throughout the course;
all student choreography taken to production with public performances every semester;
touring with, Chichester’s 3rd year performance company 3Fall Dance Company;
Industry placement opportunities;
the opportunity in second year to study abroad;
- 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
Overseas partner institutions: York University in Toronto, Canada; Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon Portugal; University College of Dance in Stockholm, Sweden; Theatre Academy of Finland in Helsinki; State University of New York in Buffalo.
Examples of modules include:
Year 1 – Dance Techniques 1, Performance Techniques 1, Choreography & Devising, Choreography & Performance, Dance Landscapes, Movement Studies: Analysis & Awareness, Performance Project 1
Year 2 – Dance Techniques 2, Performance Techniques 2, Preparing the Dance Artist for Work, Improvisation and Performance, Performance Project 2, Themes Trends & Discourse, Site Dance
Year 3 – Dance Techniques 3, Performance Techniques 3, Dance Production (3Fall), Independent Study, Choreographic Projects, Teaching Dance Technique, Immersive Choreographic Practices
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!
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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
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 120 points|
|A level||BBB - CCC|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - MMM|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
Interview: Applicants will be required to participate in a dance audition (two and half hour practical) designed to assess your potential to respond both technically and expressively. Evidence of interest in and training / experience in dance is explored in a paired interview.
Additional entry requirements
You will be interviewed in pairs or threes; you will be asked about your experience of, and interest in, dance to date. We also want to know why you wish to study Dance Performance at university. You will take part in a contemporary dance technique class and a creative task-based practical class. We are looking for your potential for contemporary dance training (technique and creative practice) and how you work with others on practical tasks. You will also take a short ballet barre and perform a 1 minute pre-prepared solo in a contemporary dance style. All applicants send a short written task prior to interview.
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|