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Dance and Drama BA Hons (Dance) with Kingston University London

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 10

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

The BA (Hons) Dance and Drama degree at Edinburgh College is an intensive industry training course delivered by Kingston University. Challenge your drama and dance potential as you emerge yourself in the art of dance through critical performance techniques. This is a university-level course that will ensure you are prepared for an industry standard to progress into a career as a portfolio artist. As part of becoming a skilled practitioner, you will critically engage in industry practices and learn how to take a simple performance idea and bring it to life.

You will develop a range of transferable skills to equip you for the demands of a competitive world.

Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has a range of exceptional professional facilities including the Pass studio theatre as well as dance, acting and aerial studios

Immerse yourself in the art of dance and drama as you gain essential experience in professional environments and make crucial connections with industry professionals. 

Please see the audition information below.

The BA course is also a member of the Spotlight Graduate scheme, our BA students can apply to become Graduate Spotlight members during the first term of the year. 'Spotlight is the industry's leading casting platform helping to connect performers, agents and casting directors. We are the go-to platform for acting jobs, auditions and casting calls for film, TV and theatre in the UK and further afield.' Spotlight graduate membership is the stamp of professionalism that puts you in the best place to promote yourself to the industry as you complete your training. 

What you will learn

  • Drama Production Projects
  • Dance Production
  • Dance Making 3 - Creation and Collaboration
  • Body Conditioning for Performers
  • Study Skills for Performing Arts
  • Tutorial for Performing Arts
  • Fundamental Dance Techniques
  • Dance Live Performance
  • Personal Development and Planning
  • Voice
  • CPD

Placement information

Access to Dance - Enables students to organise and undertake a 40 - 120-hour placement with a professional dance organisation in a career path of their choice such as 

  • Community dance teaching
  • Dance education
  • Community dance management
  • Dance event organisation
  • Dance company management
  • Dance outreach

This module allows you to gain a greater understanding of current practice and expectations when working in the professional dance industry with a range of contexts and settings allowing you the opportunity to start to define who you are as a practitioner, artist or creator. 

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through practical, portfolio, presentations and written assessments

Number of days per week

  • 5 days per week

Entry requirements

  • HND Dance Artist or Professional Dance performance (Graded Unit A/B result)
  • HND Musical Theatre with a Graded unit A/B result

 

 

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Audition Process

Online process for summer applicants 

Stage 1: Complete the application form and attach the following evidence

  • Creative Solo: You will have to submit a 1.5-minute solo piece exploring one of the following themes; political corruption, the Importance of social classes, cultural identities, the influence of technology on individual or gender classifications. The final choice of the theme must relate to one of these four categories; therefore, you have a lot of artistic freedom as to what the focus of your solo will be.  This recording can be uploaded to a private Youtube page but the video must be unlisted so it can be viewed and assessed.
  • You will be sent 3 links to Jazz, Contemporary and Ballet Content please learn and submit via link on your application or direct to the BA email address below.
  • Please upload your response to the following question within your application in the personal statement section.

Written Task: 500 words that address the following question: 

Question: If dance is a reflection of the world in which we live and our position in it – what do you want to say? Who do you want to say it to? And how will you say it? 

Applications must be fully submitted before an interview date will be sent out.

You will be interviewed by two of the BA teaching faculty who will ask you a series of key questions to further assess your suitability for the course. 

Should you have any further questions regarding the course or audition process please mail us on 

DramaDanceBA@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

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English Proficiency Requirements

ILETS 6.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • MA in Dance Science at Edinburgh University
  • MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts at RCS
  • PGDE at Edinburgh Napier University, University of Edinburgh
  • MA Programme at Institute of the Arts, Barcelona

Career options

  • Teaching
  • Performing
  • Choreographing
  • Directing
  • Dance Management
  • Community Dance Artist

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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