Higher National Diploma in Dance Studies: Urban and Contemporary Dance:Practice An exciting and innovative course that specialises in contemporary and urban dance practice. You will have the opportunity to share your work in our tri-annual performance platforms and external dance events
About the Course
An exciting and innovative course that specialises in contemporary and urban dance practice. This 2 year course offers students the chance to study with a dynamic and skilled dance faculty.
Unit 1 The Performing Arts Industry 15 Credits Level 4
Unit 2 Professional Development 15 Credits level 4
Unit 5 Contemporary Dance 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 3 Jazz Dance 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 6 Commercial Dance 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 9 Choreography 1 15 Credits level 4
Unit 10 Investigation of Specialism 15 Credits level 4
Unit 11 Dance for Camera 15 Credits level 4
Unit 32 Creative Research Project 30 Credits level 5
Unit 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry 15 Credits level 5
Unit 36 Contemporary Dance 2 15 Credits level 4
Unit 34 Jazz Dance 2 15 Credits level 5
Unit 37 Commercial Dance 2 15 Credits level 5
Unit 47 Choreography 2 15 Credits level 5
Unit 46 Auditioning 15 Credits â€“ level 5
Unit 40 Partner Work 15 Credits Level 5
You will perform throughout the year in our Endeavour Theatre and during our Creative Arts Festival and you will work on a major performance.
The faculty of dance will aid in supporting your growth and developing your skills as a dance artist, choreographer and performer. You will also explore the importance of arts administration and setting up performance events and supportive choreographic sharing's whilst studying critical response and analytical frameworks for dance analysis.
Course Fee: £5000
To study for the HND, you will need a previous qualification meeting a minimum of 160 UCAS points, such as:
- A merit or distinction in Performing Arts or Dance at Level 3 including A*-C / grades 9-4 GCSE English
- A Level in a relevant subject grade A-C
- Other related Level 3 qualification
You will have an audition as part of your interview.
On completion of the 2 year programme many students have progressed onto studying a top-up degrees or a second or third year of a BA (Hons) degree at university, or conservatoire
The course is continually assessed through vocationally based assignments, finishing with a major project and an assessed performance.