West Thames College

Dance Studies: Urban & Contemporary Dance Practice West Thames College Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

Higher National Diploma in Dance Studies: Urban and Contemporary Dance Practice:

An exciting and innovative course that specialises in contemporary and urban dance practice. This 2 year course offers students the chance to study with a dynamic and skilled dance faculty.

We cover Contemporary dance techniques, innovative theatre practice, hip-hop, krump, commercial, break dance, jazz dance, performance project, audition technique and choreographic practice.

You will have the opportunity to share your work in our tri-annual performance platforms and external dance events.

The faculty of dance will aid in supporting your growth and developing your skills as a dance artist, choreographer and performer. You will also explore the importance of arts administration and setting up performance events and supportive choreographic sharing’s whilst studying critical response and analytical frameworks for dance analysis.

On completion of the 2 year programme many students have progressed onto studying a top-up degrees or a second or third year of a BA (Hons) degree at university, or conservatoire.

Course details

Modules

An exciting and innovative course that specialises in contemporary and urban dance practice. This 2 year course offers students the chance to study with a dynamic and skilled dance faculty.

Year 1
Core:
Unit 1 The Performing Arts Industry 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 2 Professional Development 15 Credits level 4

Specialist:
Unit 5 Contemporary Dance 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 3 Jazz Dance 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 6 Commercial Dance 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 9 Choreography 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 10 Investigation of Specialism 15 Credits level 4
Unit 11 Dance for Camera 15 Credits level 4

Year 2
Core:
Unit 32 Creative Research Project 30 Credits level 5
Unit 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry 15 Credits level 5

Specialist:
Unit 36 Contemporary Dance 2 15 Credits level 4
Unit 34 Jazz Dance 2 15 Credits level 5
Unit 37 Commercial Dance 2 15 Credits level 5
Unit 47 Choreography 2 15 Credits level 5
Unit 46 Auditioning 15 Credits – level 5
Unit 40 Partner Work 15 Credits Level 5

You will perform throughout the year in our Endeavour Theatre and during our Creative Arts Festival and you will work on a major performance.

The faculty of dance will aid in supporting your growth and developing your skills as a dance artist, choreographer and performer. You will also explore the importance of arts administration and setting up performance events and supportive choreographic sharing's whilst studying critical response and analytical frameworks for dance analysis.

Assessment method

The course is continually assessed through vocationally based assignments, finishing with a major project and an assessed performance.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 005W
Institution code W65
Campus name Isleworth
Campus code I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A* - E
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP

GCSE maths and English at grade A*-C/9-5

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5,000 Year 1
International £8,000 Year 1
England £5,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,000 Year 1
Scotland £5,000 Year 1
Wales £5,000 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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West Thames College
London Road
Isleworth
TW7 4HS


Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

Course contact details

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Admissions Officer

020 8326 2000

Fax: 020 8326 2001