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Dance

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

T Level

P

A 'Pass (C or above on the core)' in a T Level is accepted for entry to this course

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Dance

- Join a unique course that concentrates on building up individual dancers’ skills and understanding through small class sizes and interactive feedback on progress

- Take part in up to three classes a day of practical sessions including techniques and creative workshops

- Perform and tour nationally as part of our University Dance Repertoire Company [email protected]

- Work with artists from internationally-recognised dance companies such as Avant Garde Dance Company, Protein Dance, ZooNation, Luke Brown Dance and Tavaziva Dance on choreographic projects

- Build your professional portfolio through placements, performances and collaborations with groups such as Blue Apple Dance Theatre and Wessex Dance Academy

If you aim to create inspirational and innovative dance then this course is a fantastic place to start. It immerses you in a world of dance practices, artists and styles which empower you to become creative, critical and articulate within and beyond choreographic practice.

Studio experience and performance making are at the heart of our newly validated Dance degree. It’s a unique three-year course with a conservatoire-style approach to dance focusing on practical development. With two daily training classes alongside choreographic workshops, there is plenty of time to build on your strength, aptitude and stamina in the studio.

Each semester, you are able to focus on a particular way of working through single projects. Performance projects are led by established artists and offer opportunities for you to work in a variety of professional settings including theatre and dance venues, festivals, and education and health contexts. Contextual work on each project supports you in building knowledge and understanding. All theory is delivered in conjunction with the practical work you are doing in the studio.

The new Dance course is designed with interconnected strands. It aims to provide you with an experience similar to that of working in the industry where dance practitioners are often called upon to connect the activities of performing, creating, organising, designing, evaluating and facilitating within each project they undertake.

We have close links with regional and national theatres and dance organisations, companies and artists who provide the inside knowledge you need to get ahead in your career. There are opportunities to engage with talented professional dance artists, choreographers, facilitators and managers through work placements in local theatres and community projects and through your own ground-breaking performances hosted on campus. You can study abroad for a semester or visit and take classes at one of our American University partners.

Your achievement is measured through interrelated assignment tasks, which allow you to cohere and synthesise skills, knowledge and understanding.

The assignments feature various modes of assessment including performance, choreography, contextual discussion through presentation alongside journals, planning, self-reflection and annotated bibliography in Year 1.

In Year 2 you will work on a reflective blog, a professional pitch, a digital artefact, a visual essay, a podcast and project documentation. Assessment continues in your final year through facilitation and research documentation, an individual professional report, debate and presentation.
On graduation you will be able to perform professional dance pieces from national and international choreographers and create your own work and facilitate dance in relevant contexts including schools and health settings.

In addition, you will display key skills for the workplace in your ability to communicate through a range of channels including oral, written, performance modes and to do this critically, analytically and creatively, with confidence.

Modules

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Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Performing Arts

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Dance

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£16,575
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
43%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Secretarial and related occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

Performing arts

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

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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