University of Gloucestershire Dance

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University of Gloucestershire Dance

University of Gloucestershire Dance

Dance (BA Hons)

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Work with professional dancers and organisations

Develop your dance techniques, performance, choreography and teaching skills while exploring the development of different dance forms.  As you progress through the degree, you can decide whether your passion and skills lie in performing, teaching or choreographing, or a combination of these and select optional modules to tailor your learning accordingly. Alongside core modules, we offer technique classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, contemporary dance, music and somatic practices.

Each year you will have the opportunity to perform and you can tailor the course to suit your chosen career path in years two and three. You will benefit from at least 20 hours of tutor contact time each week during term time. You will develop your performative and creative skills, gaining an understanding of the development of dance and its relationship to other art forms.

You will learn in our newly-built Performing Arts and Events Centre and benefit from two large, well-equipped harlequin sprung-floor dance studios, a multimedia suite and a devising studio.  You will also have the opportunity to achieve dance awards through the internationally recognised Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and to gain professional qualifications for dance teaching in both in the private sector and community.

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Study style

This is the ideal course for those who want to develop their practical skills and attain a high level of academic skill. It provides the opportunity for learners to attain a higher level of academic skill than a vocational college alongside developing practical and theoretical dance skills.

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Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

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Check your UCAS tariff points

If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Please let us know what qualifications you’ve already got, what you’re studying right now and how you think your grades will turn out.


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