Level 5 HND in Dance (Performing Arts)
The level 5 HND in Dance (Performing Arts) is aimed at combining creative and professional units to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in the performing arts. You will be tutored by teachers and practitioners working in the field with experience and knowledge across the industry.
The college maintains strong links with local theatres, arts centres and dance companies offering workshops and performance opportunities in partnership with these organisations. Additionally, guest lecturers from a variety of backgrounds are also invited to give you a valuable insight into real, professional and creative dance practice.
In your first year you will study units that will develop a solid grounding in dance technique and performance such as:
- Developing Contemporary Dance
- Jazz Dance
- Street and Commercial Dance
You will also study choreography and improvisation, giving you the opportunity to create your own work and perform in an array of different locations.
In the second year, units will give you the opportunity to solidify your creative and professional practice.
You will have opportunities to work on site specific performance and dance for camera projects. Additionally, you will also develop skills and knowledge related to dance within education and gain opportunities to gain valuable experience leading workshops within educational settings. Alongside these specialist units you will also undertake units such as Creative Arts Research Skills and Creative Arts Professional Practice which are aimed at ensuring you have a strong understanding of the industry and how to find work.
The course also includes work experience placements as well as numerous theatre visits and a residential trip.
- Vocational Qualification
- Work Experience
*If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.
Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading structure) or above, including English and at least one of the following:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equating to a minimum of 80 UCAS points);
A Levels including Performing Arts or Dance (min grade 4) equating to a minimum of 80 UCAS points.
You will also need to present two strong audition pieces demonstrating performance capabilities.
Fees Policy: After enrolling at the College, you have a “cooling off period” of 14 days in which you may change your mind, withdraw your registration and cancel the contract with the College. Written notice of cancellation must be given to the College within the 14 day “cooling off” period though reasons for cancellation will not be required. If the cancellation is carried out in this way, the College will refund any tuition fees already paid.
1st year course fee £5,995; 2nd year TBC; Exam Fee £135
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Making your application
We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.
Fees and funding
If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.
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