To start on this course you need:
At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English and maths
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.
Experience in Dance is essential.
You will be asked to perform a dance solo at interview.
If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 course before moving on to this Level 3 course.
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
You will study advanced skills focusing on dance styles including: jazz, tap, ballet and contemporary. You will also study singing skills, physical theatre, audition techniques and choreography.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments which include practical demonstrations and performances which are, in turn, supported by written coursework to inform your practice. There are no exams.
If you have less that grade C/4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.
Uniform is comfortable blacks. For example: black t-shirt, black leotard, black tights/leggings, hoodie & joggers/tracksuit. Ballet shoes are also required, along with tap shoes, ballet tights, New Yorkers (female students only).
Northbrook Theatre T-shirts, Hoodies, Joggers and onesies are available to buy directly from the department but are not compulsory.
After 1 year at Level 3
you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance).
This means you can apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years at Level 3
you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance).
This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. Students also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. These have included Middlesex University, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, Laines, Guildhall, Guildford, Birds College, Tiffany’s, Roehampton University. The qualification attracts 72, 120 and 168 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.
See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications
Funding & Financial Support
If you would like further information about this course or any other courses offered by Northbrook College please contact 0845 155 60 60