We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies as per our policy which also explains how to change your preferences.

Newcastle College

Dance

UCAS Code: W500

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

48-64
71%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Perform an audition

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Dance

This course has been designed in collaboration with professional dance practitioners to allow you to develop the skills and knowledge required to become a successful dance performer, choreographer, practitioner and/or teacher. It offers a unique opportunity to undertake a course which synthesises technical training, creative workshops, performance opportunities, academic and industry skills. In addition to continuous training in contemporary, ballet and jazz/urban techniques, you will be encouraged to explore a variety of dance processes and movement styles to become a versatile performer. You will experience a range of creative and collaborative projects led by our teaching staff who are industry experienced, having worked in the dance sector for many years as performers, choreographers and dance facilitators. As part of our work-ready guarantee, we have established strong links with dance companies and practitioners working regionally and nationally and so are able to offer you a variety of opportunities and placements throughout the course. We are a centre for regional dance and have several partnerships with companies such as Fertile Ground, BalletLorent, Kelly-Abbott Dance Theatre, Eliot Smith Dance Company and Joelene English Dance Theatre. This course hosts an annual Experience of Work week culminating in Circulate, an Industry Network Event to bring together dance students, industry practitioners and companies to create work and perform alongside each other. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to experience working within a simulated company setting led by a professional choreographer. In your second year of study youll be encouraged to gain work placement experience to enhance your studies providing you with knowledge of the real working environments. During your third year of study the Professional Practice Company module will require you to lead your own industry-based project and present your work around the region. Previous students are now enjoying successful careers in both the commercial and contemporary industries, working within performance, choreography, teaching and dance production as well as related careers in the creative arts and leisure industries, notably fitness and personal training, events management and sports studies. You may decide to progress onto an appropriate Masters degree or PGCE qualification.

Modules

Year One: Ballet 1, Choreography, Contemporary Techniques 1, Dance Appreciation, Performance 1, Transferable Skills, Understanding the Body, Jazz, Urban and Commercial 1. Year Two: Ballet 2, Choreographic Investigations, Contemporary Techniques 2, Dance Facilitation, Dance Management, Expanding Horizons, Industry Engagement, Performance 2, Jazz, Urban and Commercial 2. Year Three: Dance Techniques, Industry Portfolio, Professional Practice - (Company), Research and Dissemination.

Assessment methods

You will learn in a variety of ways including practical technique classes, creative workshops, industry observation and placement, seminars, formal lectures, classroom activities and self-directed training, rehearsal and study. A range of enrichment workshops led by visiting practitioners/professional dancers takes place for you to gain knowledge of current movement styles and techniques not directly assessed within modules. Assessment methods include set practical technique exercises, the performance of set repertoire and newly choreographed works, practical/creative tasks, academic essays and reports and creative portfolios.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College

Department:

Music and Performing/Production Arts

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs
Read full university profile

What students say


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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.

£11k

£11k

£16k

£16k

£17k

£17k

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.

Share this page

Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here