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Dance BTEC Level 3 at Campsmount Academy

Course description

This two-year qualification is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in preparation for working in the Dance or Performing Arts Industry or going on to a performing arts-related degree course at university.

This qualification lets you study a broad and stimulating curriculum consisting of 9 units over the two years that are relevant to today’s Dance and Performing Arts Industry. You will undertake a mixture of practical and theoretical/analytical work which is all coursework based, with no final examination.

Course content

The course will involve three compulsory units:
- Performance Workshop
- Performing to an Audience
- Dance Performance

And six further optional units from a wide range that includes:
- Performing Arts Business and Marketing
- Choreographic Principles
- Choreographing Dance
- Dance Improvisation
- The Healthy Performer
- Developing/Applying Classic Ballet Technique
- Developing/Applying Contemporary Dance Technique
- International Dance


Each unit is assessed internally and will be an evidence based assessment to show understanding and the completion of tasks to a specific standard. The units will be presented as a portfolio of evidence which may include tasks such as practical performances, live shows, reports, interviews, audio and video recordings, essays and presentation tasks and projects. At the end of the course you will be awarded a pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

Future opportunities

You could go on to find employment within the Dance Industry, either performing on stage, choreographing group or individual performances or teaching. This qualification can also lead to an undergraduate dance course at university, with the majority of universities accepting the BTEC Level 3 qualifications alongside other BTECs or AS/A Levels. The course can also contribute UCAS points towards nondance-related university courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Campsmount Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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