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Nottingham College

Dance

UCAS Code: W500

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A Pass grade with a minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

A minimum of 48 tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of 48 tariff points. Applicants will need the number of UCAS points specified in the details of each course - from: at least two A Levels at A2; BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Access to HE Diploma. Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff. For creative courses applicants would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area. We would expect applicants to be working at Level 2 or above in English and Mathematics.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dance

**This course comprises the first two years of a conventional three-year degree and is designed to develop your specialist skills and knowledge in dance and choreography. Musical Theatre and Commercial Dance have been recently introduced to the repertoire following student and industry partner demand. Focused on professional practice and the evaluation of technique and context; it aims to provide students with practical and analytical skills, and a working knowledge of the technical, administrative and professional aspects required to succeed in the Dance industry. This Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) is awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. Please Note: Prior to September 2019 entry, this course was titled Foundation Degree Theatre Arts (Dance).**

**About the course**

There is a strong practical element to this course, allowing for a mixture of skills-based classwork and projects. Students cover a range of topics: combining technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities and academic skills. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of dance styles and influences in order to become a confident and versatile performer.

**First year modules include:**

- Performance skills

- Performance: context and history

- Creative Dance Practice

- Dance Styles and Techniques - 1

**Second year modules include:**

- Dance Styles and Techniques - 2

- Own projects [developing original work]

- Dance Education and Community Practice

- Production Company

We work with a range of visiting artists and have close links with local dance stakeholders including: Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Theatre and Dance4. We also work closely with students from other disciplines (such as fashion, photography and film production) on a wide range of collaborative in-house projects.

Existing teaching facilities at our Clarendon Campus include a course base room and general-purpose teaching spaces. There are two fully-equipped theatres: the 220 seat Clarendon Community Theatre and 84 seat Robert Lindsay Studio Theatre. There are three dance studios. three practical spaces, wardrobe, costume construction and set construction workshops.

Please note: Performing Arts courses are set to move into our new £58 million City Hub campus at Broadmarsh: scheduled to open in September 2020. View our website: www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for the latest updates on this exciting new development.

**Assessment**

A combination of traditional and innovative assessment methods are used: including case studies, group projects, live briefs, peer review, time-constrained assessments and presentations. There are no examinations.

**Bursaries**

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information.

**Your career and progression**

Previous students have moved directly into industry within performance, choreography, teaching, dance production, youth and social work, fitness training, arts and events management and related work in the creative arts and leisure industries.

Alternatively, you may wish to progress on to our BA (Hons) Performing Arts top-up degree, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University; or the second or third year of a similar degree at another higher education provider.

Modules

Year One modules include: process and production; contextual studies; specialist skillsets; creating/staging performance; facilitation. Year Two modules include: production company; applied specialisms; industry practice/work-based learning; developing the practitioner; contextual studies. Modules are assessed continually through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.

Assessment methods

There is continuous assessment through joint projects and individual assignments. There are no examinations.

Tuition fees

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£8,250
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£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clarendon Campus

Department:

Performing arts

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