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Dance Performance

Course Code: UFM0012
  • Level: 6
  • Qualification: BA (Hons) top-up
  • Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Various days and times

What's it all about?

Full Fee

Full-time £8,450

The BA (Hons) is designed primarily to train, develop, and encourage you to be a creative and technical dancer and performer. This will be achieved through regular technique sessions that are delivered by lecturers who have trained at a high level and have a wealth of vocational experience. You will become part of a collaborative dance company, devising, rehearsing and performing your own material, as well as other choreographers’ work, and you will be given numerous performance opportunities, both internally and externally to the College.

There will be many exciting workshops and opportunities to work with professional companies and gain real life experience of working in the industry. You will also network with employers throughout the course and create an industry standard portfolio and show reel to enable you to seek employment in the dance sector upon successful completion.

Course information

You will study the following subject areas:

  • advanced dance techniques
  • organising a dance event
  • professional practice
  • the dance performer
  • research and development through advanced practice.

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • a Foundation Degree or equivalent level 5 qualification awarding 240 HE credits
  • five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

You will be required to undertake a short practical audition, which will consist of presenting a one minute solo that you have devised in a dance genre of your choice.

You will be assessed through assignments, written, practical and/or work-based (depending on the topic).

Upon successful completion you may progress to further research or study, for example a PGCE or MA.

Other employment routes include: dance performer (with a company, through an agent, cruise ships, entertainment parks in the UK and abroad, commercial work, club work, local companies); dance teacher; arts administrator; choreographer; dance within the community.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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