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
What Past Students Say
Laura Nairne - Level 3 Dance student
"I remember coming away from my audition at Northbrook, having been totally inspired by what I was told I could achieve there and, looking back, I can hardly recognise what I was like then compared with my ability now. Over my time on the course I have grown massively not just as a dancer but as an overall performer.
The opportunities I have been given for learning and developing my dance and performance ability are huge, both through the excellent teaching I have received and the numerous performances I have been involved in throughout the two years - this has ranged from shows in Northbrook’s own theatre to performances at the Theatre Royal Windsor and on the main stage at Move IT.
As well as having these opportunities, I think what sets Northbrook apart is how imaginative the tutors are in what they create and what we are thereby able to be a part of and learn from. I have been so genuinely inspired by this creativity, as well as the tutors’ own ability and knowledge gained through being industry professionals themselves. They go above and beyond to deliver the highest standard of teaching as well as to provide any personal support you may need.
For me, this course has been the perfect stepping stone between secondary school and a top performing arts college. I recommend it to anyone who has a passion for dance and is serious about a career in the performing arts industry."
If you would like further information about this course or any other courses offered by Northbrook College please contact 0845 155 60 60