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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS WISE
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Course length: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma/Extended
Code: 78035
Cost: N/A

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Level 3 Diploma/Extended In Dance

Full time course

Summary

The course considers and explores the contemporary developments of dance genres, styles, practitioners and performance techniques. The course has a strong emphasis on a practical approach to studying this area and learners participate in a wide variety of productions and performance projects. This programme guides learners through the complete creative process of devising and putting on a show.

What will I study?

The course considers and explores the contemporary developments of dance genres, styles, practitioners and performance techniques. The course has a strong emphasis on a practical approach to studying this area and learners participate in a wide variety of productions and performance projects. This programme guides learners through the complete creative process of devising and putting on a show. There are core modules and specialist units, including:

  • Dance appreciation
  • Choreography
  • Contemporary dance
  • Jazz dance
  • Classical ballet
  • Tap dance
  • Site specific performance
  • Dance improvisation
  • Physical theatre
  • Contextual studies
  • Collaborative performance projects
  • Urban dance

Maths & English

A key requirement to obtaining many jobs is achieving a good standard of English and Maths. Therefore, learners that do not yet have a GCSE grade 4 (grade C) will be enrolled on either GCSE or Functional Skills programmes alongside their main course.

Employability

The performing arts and leisure industry is one of the few areas in the jobs market that has sustained levels of employment and even shown areas of growth in the present economic climate.

Work experience

There are work placement opportunities each year of the course and also learners participate in public productions in our two professional standard theatres.

What do I need to join?

Four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English, and a Merit at Level 2. Exceptional entry may be possible if a high level of skill in dance can be demonstrated. People over 19 without formal qualifications will be considered.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

Through a range of technique classes and dance-based projects accompanied by demonstrations and guidance from your tutor.

How will I know how I am doing?

Your tutors will closely monitor and guide you through the course to ensure you reach your potential. You will have personal one-to-one tutorials to review progress regularly.

Are there any extra costs?

There is a materials fee payable, which will cover costumes, masterclasses and venue hire. You will need to purchase specialist dance equipment (tap, jazz and ballet shoes and dancewear as required).

What can I do next?

You will be prepared for higher education courses at dance schools, universities or our FdA in Dance taught at the WISE Campus.

What are my career options?

Employment within the performing arts industry, teaching, freelance work or within arts administration.

Location

WISE Campus.

Dates & Costs

Level 3 Diploma/Extended In Dance

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Course length: Year 1 = Diploma, year 2 = Extended Diploma
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: Level 3 Diploma/Extended
Code: 78035
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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