BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts:Dance
Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at enrolment.
Do you have an interest in dance? Do you want to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of dance? This course combines a study of specific forms of dance. There is a strong emphasis on practical work supported by written work and research.
You should have a reasonable level of fitness, and commitment and motivation are essential. The aim of the course is to offer technical and performance training, combined with choreographic work and dance analysis. This will make up the core subject matter.
The course will cover 18 units over 2 years including:
• Body maintenance
• Contemporary dance
• Jazz dance
• The historical context of performing arts
You will receive training in contemporary dance techniques, improvisation, choreography and jazz dance. You will perform in the Jellicoe Theatre and take part in informal showcases of your own choreography, plus performance pieces that are self devised by the group.
You should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* - C or the BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Performing Arts. Applicants will have an audition at interview and you will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in dance.
If English is not your first language, a minimum IELTS (Academic) of 5.5, Cambridge FCE, TOEFL 71(internet based), 197 (computer based) or TOEIC 850 is required. Completion of High School studies with good passes is required.
You will be taught through a variety of methods including practical demonstrations, lectures and your own research.
You will receive regular tutorials which will enable you to discuss your progress with your personal tutor. Your study units will be assessed by external verifiers and by your tutors. You will be continually assessed during your course through a series of practical performance and work related assignments.
Progression may be to Dance School, university studying for a degree, our own Foundation Degree in Dance, or further professional training or employment.
Careers in dance include performance, teaching, working within community dance organisations and dance/movement therapy. Your tutors will be able to recommend certain careers as you progress through the course.
£5900 per year to include books, examination fees and registration fees. There may be additional costs for educational visits, uniforms, materials etc. and this cost will be advised on application.
You will have the opportunity to perform in the Jellicoe Theatre which is a fully functioning venue. We mount 22 productions a year with a variety of shows including Musicals, Dance Shows. Classical and Contemporary Plays, all of which you will attend as part of your course.