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Dance Performance

Course Code: UFM0012

Level: 6
Subject area: Performing Arts & Live Events
Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
Qualification: BA (Hons) top-up
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

The BA (Hons) top-up degree is designed specifically to train, develop, and encourage you to be a creative, technical and versatile dancer and performer, with the ability to reflect on your developmental practice. 

You will study ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, enabling you to work closely with lecturers and improve your technical skills and understanding. 

You will also develop and hone your choreographic skills and will be put into real-life scenarios to showcase your work and embark on a journey of extended research through practice with the option of working collaboratively with other disciplines (eg media, music).

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. 

What you'll learn

You will study the following subject areas:

  • advanced dance techniques
  • organising a dance event
  • professional practice
  • rehearsal and performance
  • research and development through advanced practice.
Entry requirements

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.

Assessments/Exams

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

What's next?

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.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2019/20 (August 2019 – July 2020). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2020/21.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Full-time

Course Code: UFM0012

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £8450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UFM0012

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £8450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.