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Dance and Professional Practice with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

UK

What will I learn?

Find your individual voice and put your passion into practice on a course that will see you graduate as a versatile and highly employable dance artist, ready to forge a portfolio career within the dance sector. The course comprises daily technique classes including contemporary, ballet and commercial; fitness sessions; choreography and creative sessions; workshops in digital technologies, dance-teaching skills and community dance practices. You will also be encouraged to think, write and talk about how dance theory informs your work.There are many opportunities to perform in works by professional choreographers for the University Dance Company, as well as works created by your fellow students. Performances are presented in our professional theatre. The emphasis is on professional practice, technical competence, creativity and teamwork, a combination that supports students to be versatile, adaptable and employable.**Foundation Year**In the Foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your BA (Hons) degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years.**Why choose this course?**- Learn from our highly experienced teaching team specialising in different areas of dance- Develop your skills through visiting dance artists and choreographers- Create your own work for performance, including a major piece for the annual student showcase and dance festival- Gain performance experience in our up-to-the-minute dance studios and professional 280-seat theatre- Explore extra-curricular activities including cultural exchanges, dance societies and trips- Take up opportunities for internships and participation in external dance projects

Which department am I in?

Performing Arts and English

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2023

Venue

Bedford Campus

Polhill Avenue,

Bedford,

Bedfordshire,

MK41 9EA, England

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