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Dance L3 Diploma at Chichester College

Course description

This course will develop the artistic, creative, technical and professional skills that a dancer needs in order to fully prepare for a varied and high-level career in the Dance Industry. Your course will include a range of dance disciplines including Contemporary, Ballet, and Jazz as well as choreographic, creative, professional and historical studies. A successful first year will continue you to the second year which will complete you Extended Diploma (180 credit qualification)

Course content

Across both years: Contemporary technique, Ballet, Jazz and Choreography. Year 1:The units in the first year will include Performance workshop, Dance Performance, Dance Appreciation, Performing Dance, Choreographing Dances and Developing Movement skills. Year 2: In the second year you will continue to train in the different techniques and become part of a dance company in which you will create numerous works to take on tour to local schools and colleges. 

The delivery of the course will be heavily practical including technique classes and creative workshops. It will also include the keeping of log books/journals, note-taking, research, discussion, essays, group projects, theatre trips, video analysis plus other approaches taken by individual tutors. The unit content will often dictate the delivery. 

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English Language at grade C or above or, a Merit grade from a Dance Level 2 Diploma plus English Language GCSE at grade C or above. Dance experience is essential before starting the course. All students are auditioned to ensure the course will meet their needs.


Each unit will have an assessment and the core units shall be externally examined. The assessments range from participation in workshops, performances technique classes, essays, research and presentations. Each criteria in every unit is only assessed once. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website.
A black leotard, a pair of black leggings, pink ballet tights, soft toed
ballet shoes can all be purchased through college. £100 will cover costs
clothing and theatre trips


Future opportunities

Most of our students seek further vocational training at dance school or
university some will enter straight into work within the dance industry.
Students progress to a range of colleges including Bird College,
Laban Centre and London Studio Centre.


Further information

8 fully equipped dance and drama studios, in house flexible studio
theatre, well stocked wardrobe and props departments, on site gym and
range of fitness classes for all students, student accommodation
considered outstanding by Ofsted, situated within walking distance of
the local theatre
In the first year you will work towards the Level 3 Diploma (90 credits),
which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • Chichester is our main campus; right in the heart of the city, with lovely views of the Cathedral, across beautiful areas of parkland. Although relatively small, Chichester still has all the entertainment facilities you’d expect from much larger cities, such as cinemas, a leisure/sports centre, swimming pool, golf courses, a bowling alley, sports clubs, galle