The course is made up of 12 units consisting of practical workshops developing students' technical skills and knowledge including:
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Commercial, Contemporary, Dance Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Pilates, Yoga and Body Conditioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview and audition
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.