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Dance BTEC 90 Credit Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The course has a strong emphasis on practical dance techniques. You will participate in a variety of dance units covering techniques that will include jazz, tap, contemporary, urban and ballet. Much of the work undertaken will be continually assessed to monitor progress. The skills developed in the individual units will be brought together in performances including our annual dance evening.

It is suited to learners who are committed to going into the performing arts and who appreciate the need for both the practical and academic skills to survive the rigours of the performing arts industry.

Extensive practical work is undertaken and is combined with relevant theory and academic inquiry. You will need to analyse practical work in written evaluations and to write essays on texts and practitioners as required. There are a variety of modes of delivery including workshops, lectures, performances, tutorials, seminars and traditional classroom activities. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

Course content

Dance Extended Diploma Level 3 Units include:

  • Physical Theatre
  • Jazz
  • Ballet
  • Performing Dance
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Choreographic Principles
  • Urban
  • Tap
  • Rehearsing and Performing

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 2 qualification, and an audition.

Future opportunities

The course prepares you for work in the performing arts industry. It might lead to work as a performer as well as jobs related to performance such as arts administration, teaching or choreography.

The course prepares you for entry to higher education courses in dance or musical theatre such as the Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre or BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre at Colchester Institute.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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