FdA Theatre Arts (Dance) - Full Time

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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHFDA1

About this Course

*THIS COURSE IS NO LONGER OPEN TO APPLICATIONS FOR 2017


(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS code: W540


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An exciting new course for dancers who wish to develop their vocational and performance skills and specialist subject knowledge with a view to progressing to appropriate work within the industry or further study. The course programme is highly practical covering both traditional and innovative areas of dance performance. The course includes the study of ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap and commercial techniques in our outstanding facilities. This course allows for many performance opportunities, including performances in our professional purpose built on-site theatre, the Brighton Fringe Festival and performances at MOVE IT, London Excel.

 

Course Content

The course is made up of 12 units consisting of practical workshops developing students' technical skills and knowledge including:


Dance Technique


Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Dance Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Pilates, Yoga and Body Conditioning.


Choreography


You will study a wide range of choreographers during this course and be given the opportunity to create dance work in collaboration with other Theatre Arts students studying Musical Theatre, Music, Costume, Hair and Make-up and Theatre Production.


Dance Performance


You will rehearse and perform a wide range of repertoire and devised work throughout this course, collaborating with students across other courses to create work that is not only industry specific but also simulates a professional working environment within the performing arts industry.


Work Experience


There will be many opportunities available to you across your 2 years of study to gain relevant experience of the dance and performing arts industry. Within your 2nd year of study the focus is upon gaining relevant work experience. You may chose to focus this upon one area, or to explore the opportunities available to you. You will be guided in forming a dance company in which to tour devised work, as well as complete a work experience placement within arts administration, therapy, performance or education.


Programme Specification

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Progression/Career Path

Students may enter the third year/BA top-up course at Northbrook or can apply to do the final year of their degree or one year post graduate training course elsewhere. For some students it is possible that they need no further training and can enter the industry to audition for agents/productions or create their own performance work.

Entry Requirements

Interview and audition


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:

  • BTEC or UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in theatre based study or equivalent
  • A Levels with at least 56 points (or 140 in the old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


All candidates will be invited to attend an interview/audition.


Individual offers may vary.

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Course Content

The course is made up of 12 units consisting of practical workshops developing students' technical skills and knowledge including:


Dance Technique


Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Dance Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Pilates, Yoga and Body Conditioning.


Choreography


You will study a wide range of choreographers during this course and be given the opportunity to create dance work in collaboration with other Theatre Arts students studying Musical Theatre, Music, Costume, Hair and Make-up and Theatre Production.


Dance Performance


You will rehearse and perform a wide range of repertoire and devised work throughout this course, collaborating with students across other courses to create work that is not only industry specific but also simulates a professional working environment within the performing arts industry.


Work Experience


There will be many opportunities available to you across your 2 years of study to gain relevant experience of the dance and performing arts industry. Within your 2nd year of study the focus is upon gaining relevant work experience. You may chose to focus this upon one area, or to explore the opportunities available to you. You will be guided in forming a dance company in which to tour devised work, as well as complete a work experience placement within arts administration, therapy, performance or education.


Programme Specification

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Progression/Career Path

Students may enter the third year/BA top-up course at Northbrook or can apply to do the final year of their degree or one year post graduate training course elsewhere. For some students it is possible that they need no further training and can enter the industry to audition for agents/productions or create their own performance work.

Entry Requirements

Interview and audition


plus


Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:

  • BTEC or UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in theatre based study or equivalent
  • A Levels with at least 56 points (or 140 in the old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)
  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.


All candidates will be invited to attend an interview/audition.


Individual offers may vary.

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website: