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Bath Spa University

Dance (Professional Placement Year)

UCAS Code: W501

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

A Level grades CCC including Grade C in Dance, Performing Arts or related subjects accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) in addition to other qualifications and experience in Dance.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

A minimum of 26 points will be required in addition to evidence of further experience/ qualifications in dance or performing arts .

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit. Merit (MMM) in Dance, Performing Arts or related subjects accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2020

Subject

Dance

This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year.

Dance at Bath Spa University offers rigorous practical training in choreography, technique and performance and aims to build the skills you need to become a creative and articulate dance professional. You’ll immerse yourself in an exciting and challenging artistic environment, gaining industry experience through weekly classes and projects delivered through our extensive network of professional dance artists and companies.
- Creativity and performance lie at the heart of the course.

- Take the course as a single honours subject, or alongside another subject as a combined award.

- Alternatively, you can take the course alongside another art discipline (BA Creative Arts).

- Be immersed in a world of exciting choreographic opportunities.

- Develop a critical and analytical mindset that will support your creative enquiry.

**More about the Professional Placement Year**
A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers and Employability Team.

Modules

Year 1 will be a fast-paced, challenging experience that builds your skills in the key areas of performance, creativity and critical thinking. You’ll work on regular performance projects, creating solo, small group and large ensemble work.You will attend regular sessions with visiting companies and artists, this will help expand your understanding of the dance industry.

In Year 2, you’ll stretch those creative and performance skills in exciting new directions, while a wide range of practical sessions will deepen your understanding of how performance work can be created for different contexts. The visiting guest artist will continue to provide you with inspirational workshops.

Finally, Year 3 will see you focus on developing a specialist area, with modules to support the pathway that interests you, such as performance, choreography, teaching, and dance movement therapy. You’ll embark on a large scale performance project, as well as completing a work placement with a professional dance organisation.

Please refer to our website for more information.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

College of Liberal Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Dance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

Teaching and learning

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Many dance graduates from 2015 went straight into dance or choreography jobs, and there are good employment rates overall. Work in education, in schools and colleges, as freelance dance teachers or in sports and fitness, are also common. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common (over one in five dance graduates from 201t were working for themselves), as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once, and building your contacts and work experience can be very important for dance students to find their first job, so be prepared to work your people skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Dance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£14k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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