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Dance - Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Prepare for a career in the dance industry – or related entertainment industries – with our Dance Level 3 Extended Diploma. You specialise in practical performance skills covering a variety of contemporary dance techniques.

Not only will you achieve a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance in Dance, but you also gain valuable skills which help you progress to dance schools and/or work. Confidence, personal fitness, presentation techniques and business awareness all improve.

Course content

This exciting, challenging course broadens your experience of dance through practical technique classes. You learn a range of classical and popular dance styles. 

Throughout the course you will choreograph, direct and perform to live audiences, as well as learning how to teach dance in a community context.In addition, you:

study the organisation and structure of the industry
plan, promote, manage and present live performances and events
study the historical and social development of dance
analyse dance works and techniques
make trips to theatres and other performance venues

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Level 3 programme will normally have:

- at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (including some subjects related to the proposed area of study) and/or a completed Level 2 award
- the willingness to study for an additional Level 2 qualification in English and/or maths

If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an initial assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


Assessment is modular and graded with Pass, Merit or Distinction.

All classes occur in our dance studios. We do mainly group work but the emphasis is upon each student to maintain a high degree of fitness. We visit shows, the theatre, do tours and take every opportunity to participate in all dance events in and around Oxford

Financial information

16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £60.00

Future opportunities

Successful completion leads to opportunities in the dance and performing arts industry, or progression to further study at university or a specialist college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 15 February 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: OXPNDDANCE1


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