Diploma in Dance StudiesTrinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Price on request
- South london
Frequent Asked Questions
The programme caters for people with a variety of experience and backgrounds, and the entry requirements reflect this. Professional (not necessarily dance) experience, a first degree or other relevant qualifications are accepted and you must show strong motivation to undertake a dance studies programme to further your professional development. English Language Competency requirements also apply
What could be improved I honestly couldn't fault this diploma- I had an amazing time at a university I have always wanted to attend (and hope to return to one day) and I have become a more knowledgeable and confident dance teacher (and dancer) as a result. The only suggestion for improvement would be to allow SCONAL membership for DDTAL and other distance learning students- travelling into Greenwich for library books can become quite costly (and heavy) if you live beyond the M25. I was able to get alumni access at the university I attended for my Bachelors, but not everyone has that opportunity (also, that £30 I had to pay for alumni access would have really been better put to use on other course materials or resources for work). I understand that Laban doesn't want the dance campus subject to loads of other students piling in, but extending the SCONAL access from the Jerwood (music) campus to the distance learning/part time dance students would be extremely helpful.
Would you recommend this course? Yes.
What you'll learn on the course
DIPLOMA IN DANCE STUDIES
'On the course, I found myself part of a diverse, international community. There was the freedom to design my own programme and I was able to choose subjects that best represented my interests and could contribute to my long-term development. It was a very special year for me.'Luca Silvestrini, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Protein Dance Programme Length Full time: 10 Months
Part time: 20 Months Programme Content Core studies are offered in contemporary dance technique, choreography and
choreological studies. You will also be able to choose from a range of electives covering a variety of practical and contextual areas, which may include:
- Anatomy for Dancers
- Classical Ballet Technique
- Community Studies
- Contact Improvisation
- Dance in Education
- Issues of Dance Culture
- Jazz Dance Technique
- 21st Century Dance
- Physical Theatre
- Laban Workshop
- Music for Dance
- Pilates-based Body Conditioning
- Teaching Dance Technique
- Teaching Studies
If you are a full time student you may take up to 17 x 1.5 hour sessions per week and if part time 9 x 1.5 hour sessions per week. In addition you are expected to attend the One Year Programme Seminar each week.
All students study two contemporary dance styles during their programme. For part time students the 2 years are designed as follows:
Year 1 you will take 2 x contemporary technique classes in one style + 1 technical training support class and choreological studies plus electives.
Year 2 you will take 2 x your second technique style and choreography plus electives.
Full time students are offered a total of 25.5 hours of contact time per week; part time students are offered a total of 13.5 hours per week (each session is 1.5hrs). All full-time students study two styles of contemporary dance technique; part-time students study one technique.
Assessment You will be assessed in each component of study by continuous assessment and practical or written assignments.