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Newcastle College University Centre

Dance

UCAS Code: W500

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Dance

Designed by professional dance practitioners, this degree combines training and performance with creative and academic workshops to help you develop the skills you need to become a versatile performer, choreographer or teacher. You will develop your technical skills and explore a range of dance techniques and styles, with continuous training in contemporary, ballet, jazz and urban. Working in a simulated dance company environment, you will learn from course tutors with extensive dance experience and engage with industry to grow your creative skills and leadership abilities. As a centre for regional dance, our students benefit from strong links with local and national companies and practitioners. You will be encouraged to take up placement and performance opportunities and will work within a simulated dance company environment. In your final year you will lead your own industry-based project, presenting your work across the region. On successful completion of this degree, you can progress to a Masters in dance, or a related subject. If you wish to become a dance teacher, you can progress to a PGCE or alternative teaching degree. Alternatively, you can seek employment as a performer or choreographer within the dance industry.

Modules

Year One: Ballet 1, Choreography, Contemporary Techniques 1, Dance Appreciation, Performance 1, Transferable Skills, Understanding the Body, Jazz, Urban and Commercial 1. Year Two: Ballet 2, Choreographic Investigations, Contemporary Techniques 2, Dance Facilitation, Dance Management, Expanding Horizons, Industry Engagement, Performance 2, Jazz, Urban and Commercial 2. Year Three: Dance Techniques, Industry Portfolio, Professional Practice - (Company), Research and Dissemination.

Assessment methods

You will learn in a variety of ways including practical technique classes, creative workshops, industry observation and placement, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities and self-directed training, rehearsal and study. A range of enrichment workshops led by visiting practitioners/professional dancers takes place for you to gain knowledge of current movement styles and techniques not directly assessed within modules. Assessment methods include set practical technique exercises, the performance of set repertoire and newly choreographed works, practical/creative tasks, academic essays and reports and creative portfolios.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

TEF rating:
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What students say


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100%
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Dance

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Dance

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

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