Enable students to develop their skills to the full potential with a variety of career outcomes such as dance performance, choreographer in your own company, dance teacher, community dance artist or arts administrator.
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A levels: BCC; National Diploma: Performing Arts DMM; Advanced / Progression Diploma: Grade D plus at least 80 points from the Additional Specialist Learning in a relevant subject A level or National Award; UCAS Tariff Points: The above offer typically translates to 260 - 300 UCAS tariff points with additional qualifications; International Baccalaureate: 28 points; QAA-approved Access Diploma: Merit; GCSEs: Normally require GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C. ...
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BA (Hons) Dance
Studying Dance is a challenging and rewarding experience. It offers the opportunity to extend and develop your dance technique and choreographic skills, whilst studying and engaging in analysis, critical theory and new technology.
Choreography is the central focus of study; developing the creative, imaginative and interpersonal skills that will help you to realise your dance potential. Body in Performance (Dance Technique) represents a quarter of the programme for single honours and major students and provides daily technical practice. There is a wealth of specialist tutors whose backgrounds range from highly respected performance companies to practitioners in New Media, Dance Movement Therapy and Dance Journalism. Dance students have many opportunities to perform throughout the course in the Studio Theatre as part of the regular showings of current student work; through performances in local theatres, schools and touring further afield with 3-Fall Dance Company. Beyond the normal working day there is an active Dance Society that offers dance styles such as jazz and hip hop; the Chichester Collective is a company (by audition) that creates and performs work and is led by Lila Dance. Students are part of a wider dance and arts culture with MA Routes for Performers (mapdance company), Choreographers and Independent Researchers and this is a popular continuation for students after completing the BA Programme. Bedlam Dance Company is the resident dance company.
Indicative Course Content
The course modules are all designed to facilitate both subject content and continuous development of personal management skills.
Core Subjects include:
- Choreography (Levels 1 to 3)
- Body in Performance - Dance Technique (Levels 1 to 3)
- Dance Theatre Heritage (Level 1)
- Dance Portfolio (Level 1)
- Modernism (Level 1)
- Research Methodologies (Level 2)
Option Subjects include:
- Dancer’s Body (Level 2)
- Improvisation and Performance or Introduction to Repertory (Level 2)
- Postmodernism (Level 2) Popular Dance (Level 2)
- Postmodern Practice (Level 3)
- Interdisciplinary Arts Project (Summer intensive module) (Level 3)
- Dance Placement (Level 3)
- Teaching Dance Technique (Level 3)
- Dance Production (3-Fall Dance Company) (Level 3)
- Dance Movement Therapy 1 & 2 (Level 3)
- Dance in the Community (Level 3)
- Dance and New Media 1 and 2 (Level 3)
- Dance Journalism / Dance Criticism (Level 3)
Why this Course?
- Our staff includes international professional dancers, choreographers and directors, well known for their theoretical and practical expertise
- Dance facilities include: four superb dance studios, a fully-equipped 250 - seat theatre, computerised sound studio, audio-visual recording, IT software packages (Lifeforms, Isadora, Poser, Director), editing and playback facilities free for your use
- Opportunity for you to see a wide range of professional dance work on the campus through an Arts Council funded programme
- Regular theatre trips to London, Brighton and Southampton
- The International and Erasmus Exchange opportunities - to study in Stockholm or Helsinki for either a semester or full year or further afield to York University, Toronto or Buffalo, State University of New York.
- Freelance choreographers
- Dance in education companies
- Media – radio and TV
- Stage managers
- Arts administrators
- Dance movement therapist
- Teachers in Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education
- Postgraduate study
- Dance science
Dance students at the University of Chichester are the most satisfied dance students in the country, according to the latest National Student Survey 2009.
- A levels: BCC;
- National Diploma: Performing Arts DMM;
- Advanced / Progression Diploma: Grade D plus at least 80 points from the Additional Specialist Learning in a relevant subject A level or National Award;
- UCAS Tariff Points: The above offer typically translates to 260 - 300 UCAS tariff points with additional qualifications;
- International Baccalaureate: 28 points;
- QAA-approved Access Diploma: Merit;
- GCSEs: Normally require GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C.
Applicants with qualifications from other countries: The University of Chichester considers applicants from a wide range of countries with appropriate A level equivalent qualifications. Non native speakers of English are expected to have IELTS 6.0, or equivalent, although applicants with IELTS 5.5 can study this subject with International English Studies.
Applicants without the above formal qualifications but who have relevant skills and work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be assessed through a written portfolio.
Yes. Applicants for Dance will be required to participate in a Dance audition designed to assess their potential to respond both technically and expressively. Evidence of interest and ability in Dance is explored in a group interview.