National Foundation Diploma - Dance Pathway units may include:
- Ballet Technique
- Contemporary Dance Technique
- Jazz Dance
- Choreographing Dance
- Performance to an Audience
- The Performing Arts Industry
- Performing Arts in the Community
Extended Diploma Dance Pathway units may include:
- Further Ballet Technique
- Further Contemporary Dance Technique
- Choreographing Dance
- Dance Improvisation & Contact Improvisation
- Collaborative Performance Project
- Site Specific Dance Performance
- Personal Performing Arts Dance Profile
There are opportunities for theatre visits/trips/workshops throughout the year and we invite in professional practitioners to inspire and give industry advice. There is considerable emphasis on group work and collaboration, so all students are expected to be committed to the group and to the discipline of rehearsal and performance.
Entry requirements for the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) are: successful completion of a Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice - Dance Pathway and a satisfactory reference.
International Entry Requirements
Our team of specialist course tutors interview and audition every applicant to ensure they are placed on the correct course, please see audition information. For entry on to the 90 Credit Diploma, applicants will need a High School Leavers Certificate C grade or above or other related comparable qualifications. Applicants will also need to provide a satisfactory reference and undergo a practical audition if student is in the UK, video accepted from students overseas. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
For entry onto the Extended Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice applicants will need to have successfully completed a Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice and satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
Duration and Delivery
The Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice qualification is a one year full time course and is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels. On successful completion of the Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice qualification, the natural progression is to advance on to the second year Extended Level 3 National Foundation Diploma course (1 year full time). On successful completion of the Extended Level 3 National Foundation Diploma students will have achieved the equivalent to three A-levels.
Students who successfully complete the Extended Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts Practice - Dance Pathway can progress to Higher Education; many progress in-house onto our Level 4 HNC course, while others have achieved places at Universities and specialist Dance Conservatoires such as Rambert, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, Urdang and London Studio Centre. Many students will use this course as a direct step inot creative industries employment.