This programme develops a wide range of industry level skills (Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Commercial and Social dance as well as choreograph and teaching skills) and is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the dance industry, dance training or Higher Education and are looking for practical training and a nationally recognised Level 4/Level 5 qualification. It offers an intensive training year that can prepare learners for dance school and/or allow entry to a university for a top-up qualification. Extra dance, production and performance opportunities may be customised to an individual's learning programme.
If you choose to "top-up" the HND qualification to a full BA (Hons) degree, we have a strong relationship with Bucks New University and other universities.
Course ContentThe HNC/HND Dance will offer training in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz and Commercial dance styles, together with Dance for Camera, Social Dance, Choreography with Small Scale Touring or Dance in the Community options. It is designed to prepare young dancers for full time dance training delivered by dance professionals, who are experts in school/university and industry requirements. it is practically driven but also demands academic ability to build a solid grounding in performance, industry knowledge and business skills.
The award is based on the accumulation of 120 credits from the units studied.
Suggested units include:
- Classical Ballet
- Commercial Dance
- Contemporary Dance
- Jazz Dance
- Creative Arts Professional Practice
- Creative Arts Research Skills
The HND (second year) award is made on the total accumulation of 240 credits from the units studied. Depending on your chosen pathway, these units may include:
- Classical Ballet
- Jazz Dance
- Dance in the Community
- Social Dance forms
- Dance for Camera
- Small-scale Touring
- Production Process
- 1-2-1 Supervision
Entry RequirementsAt least 32 UCAS points from one A level or a BTEC Level 3 or equivalent, satisfactory reference and successful audition.
For the HND top-up year successful completion of a complementary HNC, satisfactory reference and a successful audition.
International Entry RequirementsHigh School Leaving Certificate, A level and BTEC equivalent qualifications, DVD of audition accepted from overseas students, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent certificate.
Duration and DeliveryFull time, one year, weekday delivery as well as intensive weeks.
ProgressionSuccessful graduates can progress onto University (1st, @nd or 3rd year) or vocational dance college in terms of training, the course also prepares graduates for industry auditions and work.
Additional InformationTuition Fees 2017-18:
HNC - Home/EU student - £4950 / International students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.
HND - Home/EU student - £4850 / International students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.
Fees quoted are per year of study and may be subject to change in line with inflation. Please contact us for the latest fees advice.
UCAS Institution Code: K83
Course Codes: HNC: 5i15, HND (top up): 550W
Awarding Body: Edexcel