Performing Arts (Performance) Dance Pathway Wakefield College


This course is designed to reflect current industry trends and allows learners to study a variety of dance techniques. The course focuses on a wide range of techniques with subjects in jazz dance, classical ballet, tap dance, commercial dance and contemporary dance.

The units you'll study have been specially chosen to enable you to develop technical and performance skills, to achieve a sound knowledge of the industry and give you optimum scope for accessing further study or employment. Your study will provide you with the opportunity to apply your experience in the studios to a diverse range of performance spaces such as community-based contexts, choreographic projects, and professional theatres. Through practical classes you'll develop a wide range of dance performance techniques drawn from the work of world renowned choreographers and dance theorists. You'll grow as technical dancers, experiencing a range of classes which will increase your strength, flexibility and versatility. Underpinning the practical aspects of the course is the exploration of theoretical concepts of dance and its creation and presentation.

All projects and performances are linked to the performing arts industry to give a real flavour of working as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and theorist. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to encourage and facilitate your creative and artistic development and bring together practice and theory. Independent and collaborative learning will be encouraged through use of practical workshops, interactive lectures, resource-based learning, individual and group work, tutorials, discussion, critiques, performances, and rehearsals.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Wakefield City Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

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 055W
Institution code W08
Campus name Wakefield City Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject. Or An Access course. GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.

Additional entry requirements


Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course All applicants are required to audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,750 Year 1
England £6,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,750 Year 1
Scotland £6,750 Year 1
Wales £6,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.