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Dance Courses
Location
Isleworth
Start Date
30/09/2019
Mode
Full Time

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.

    Year 1
    Core:
    Unit 1 The Performing Arts Industry 15 Credits Level 4
    Unit 2 Professional Development 15 Credits level 4

    Specialist:
    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

    Year 2
    Core:
    Unit 32 Creative Research Project 30 Credits level 5
    Unit 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry 15 Credits level 5

    Specialist:
    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 – 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

  • Entry Requirements

    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
    Applicants without a formal qualification but with relevant work experience may be considered on an individual basis.

    You will have an audition as part of your interview.

    If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    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

  • Assessment Method

    The course is continually assessed through vocationally based assignments, finishing with a major project and an assessed performance.

How to Apply

Please apply via www.UCAS.com or click the "apply now" button below and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+,Higher Education

Course Fee £5,000.00

Full Time

Level 5

Location Isleworth

Start Date 30/09/2019

BTEC (EdExcel) Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) JACS Code: 005W Institution Code: W65

Staff
Spotlight
Emmeline Cresswell
Programme Leader for HND Dance

“I have danced for various companies and choreographers including Riccardo Buscarini. Alongside teaching I have my own performance company.”

Emmeline Cresswell

Student
Focus
Tyreese Remy- Henderson
L3 Dance

Alongside studying at West Thames College, Tyreese performs with the dance company ZooNation. “I’m constantly busy but college is really supportive and helps me stay on track.”

Tyreese Remy-Henderson
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