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Dance UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

This course builds on Northbrook’s excellent reputation in dance and physical theatre, training in a wide variety of techniques. Full collaboration with our partner courses in Musical Theatre and Production - as well as the great facilities including five dance studios - makes it unique in the south of England.

Course content

You will study advanced skills focusing on dance styles including: jazz, tap, urban, ballet, contemporary and world dance as well as singing skills, physical theatre, audition techniques, arts business and historical context.

You will be assessed through a range of assignments which include practical demonstrations and performances which are, in turn, supported by written coursework to inform your practice. There are no exams.

If you have less that grade C in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Uniform is comfortable blacks. For example: black t-shirt, black leotard, black tights/leggings, hoodie & joggers/tracksuit. Ballet shoes are also required, along with tap shoes, ballet tights, New Yorkers (female students only).

All students need portable USB flash drive.

Northbrook Theatre T-shirts, Hoodies, Joggers and onesies are available to buy directly from the department but are not compulsory.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including either English or Maths (if you have A* to C in English, your Maths grade must be minimum D - or vice versa) 
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.

Experience in Dance is essential.

Applicants are auditioned.

If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start by doing a year on the Level 2 course before moving on to this Level 3 course.

Future opportunities

After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). This means you can apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a University of the Arts London (UAL) Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses or seek work in industry. Students also apply to many other specialist courses at universities/drama schools. These have included Middlesex University, East 15, Central School of Speech and Drama, Laines, Guildhall, Guildford, Birds College, Tiffany’s, Roehampton University. The qualification attracts 120, 240 and 360 UCAS tariff points for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades respectively.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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