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Falmouth University

Dance & Choreography

UCAS Code: W511

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

You may also need to…

Perform an audition

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Choreography

Launch your career as a dancer and celebrate your unique potential as an artist with this skills-focused dance degree. Throughout this course, you’ll explore the twin strands of dance and choreography, developing your own innovative practice.

You'll benefit from the collaborative environment at AMATA, where you'll have the opportunity to work with students from multiple disciplines and gain access to world-class dance studios, as well as practice and performance spaces.

You will:
Develop your physical and technical skills, as well as performance and choreographic capabilities, while engaging with dance histories, theories and contexts.
Build industry links through workshops, guest lectures and visits from celebrated international practitioners such as Company Chameleon, Ballet Lorent and Siobhan Davies.
Benefit from AMATA's year-round performance programme, which attracts top artists and performers from all over the world.
Learn to utilise our extensive range of technical sound, lighting and recording equipment, to enable and realise your production ideas and visions.

Modules

Our course structure, teaching and world-class facilities will provide you with time and space to develop physical, technical and critical capabilities. You'll receive a thorough grounding in dance techniques and develop your own innovative performance and choreographic practice.

There will be opportunities for collaboration and cross-disciplinary practice, and to engage with the wider communities of the contemporary dance industry. This course will enable you to make creative contributions to a range of professional arts contexts within which dance plays a vital role.

Year one
You'll explore and challenge your ideas of performance and choreography, make and perform work in different settings and locations, and develop strategies for making connections between practice and theory.

Modules
Contemporary Techniques & Improvisation
Performance & Choreographic Practices
Embodied Learning: Theories & Practices
Contemporary Techniques & Improvisation 2
Dance Cultures, Histories & Practices
Site-Based Practices

Year two
You'll continue to develop your technical and creative skills, while developing your specialist interest in choreography or performance. You'll further develop your research skills, gain a greater understanding of the contexts for your practice and start to consider your own future in dance.

Modules
Performance & Choreographic Skills
Dance Futures
Applied Techniques
Researching Dance: Theories & Contexts
Optional modules
Devising Performance
Choreography in Context
Cross-Disciplinary Performance
Choreographing the Screen

Year three
Taking charge of your learning, you'll undertake two research projects (one practical and one written), both of which focus on your chosen areas of interest. Throughout the year, you'll advance your physical training and creative and choreographic skills. This culminates in a professional practice project, in which you'll collaborate to produce, market, choreograph and perform an original work for public performance.

Modules
Written Research Project
Practical Research Project
Advanced Bodywork 1
Advanced Bodywork 2
Professional Practice Project

The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment methods

Assessment is both practical and written, ranging from presentations of practical work, essays and case studies, to performances and video projects.

Assessed practical work is shown in either a studio context to staff and peers or to public audiences on and off campus.

The Uni


Course location:

Penryn Campus

Department:

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
low
Choreography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

85%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts & design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£17k

£17k

£17k

£17k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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