This exciting, performance-centred course will give you the chance to explore a range of techniques, genres, and processes relevant to the creative industries while supporting your artistic ambitions in Dance.
During this two-year UAL course, you will explore performance skills in Dance. It is a vibrant pathway that will put you at the centre of a highly physical dance training programme focusing on technique, performance, choreography and body conditioning. You will study a mixture of Contemporary, Jazz and Commercial dance, alongside other styles, across the two years.
You will be introduced to the realities of a professional working environment and will learn the necessary rehearsal etiquette and professional practice standards required within the industry. Not only that, you'll also have the opportunity to learn first-hand through a variety of exciting workshops and trips to London and New York.
Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4. A successful audition will be required.
Assessment is primarily through observation and presentation of practical performance projects supported by written coursework, group critique and individual tutorial. You will also take part in a controlled externally set assessment. We'll encourage you to assess yourself enthusiastically, honestly, and critique your practical projects positively.
Once you have completed the first year, you will achieve a Level 3 UAL Performing & Production Arts Diploma, equivalent to 1.5 A-Level. Once you have completed the second year, you will achieve the Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
This course acts as the first major step towards a career or further training in the Performing Arts industry. Many of our students go on to study at drama schools or universities such as Mountview, Rose Bruford, LAMDA, East 15, Central, Chichester, Middlesex or Kent.
There will be a £50 additional cost at the start of each year for scripts, course materials, workshops, and production costs. There will also be a £45 per year cost for theatre visits.
The course has been written by the University of the Arts, London (UAL), which means it will be academically and vocationally challenging and will prepare you for continued study at HE or conservatories.