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UAL Level 3 Diploma Performing & Production Arts (Dance)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Dance) is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to HNC/D level study or eventually employment in dance. This highly practical course provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the area of dance to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure that is stimulating, demanding and provides a supportive transition to higher-level study. 

You will focus on the essential techniques and disciplines needed for a career in dance and performing arts. The course will develop your skills in the main three dance disciplines of ballet, jazz and contemporary alongside classes or workshops in other dance styles and gain essential skills in choreography. 

As well as taking part in our rewarding performance workshops you will gain valuable insight into the different career paths available to you through training in anatomy conditioning; safe practice for dance in the commercial industry; dance appreciation. The course not only allows for your development within the specialism of dance training but also growth in your self-confidence, communication, employability and interpersonal skills. This course is internationally recognised and can lead to direct employment. 

What you will learn

  • principles of performance - building a foundation of knowledge in dance technique, staging and collaborative work
  • engaging with an audience - considering how to convey a theme or message to an audience
  • introduction to professional practice - an introduction to potential job roles in dance, staying healthy as a dancer, audition technique
  • critical and contextual awareness - investigating dance history, cultural, ethical and social contexts
  • production skills and context - planning and designing elements such as lights, sound, costume and set for a dance performance
  • performance skills and context - choreography and planning for a dance performance
  • preparation for specialist study - applying dance technique to performance work
  • collaborative performance project - perform and evaluate a dance piece

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through participation in practical classwork, performances, portfolios, research and reflective writing.

Number of days per week

  • 4/5 days per week plus self-directed study outside assigned College hours

Entry requirements

  • You must be physically able to take part fully in all practical and theoretical classes 
  • Entry will be based on a practical audition where we look for potential, commitment, energy and focus 
     

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

We would like to invite you to apply for our UAL Level 3 program by doing the following:


Stage 1: Complete the online application form including the following


Answer the following questions in the personal statement section of your application form 

  • Why do you want to study at PASS on this course?
  • What previous experience do you have that will support your application?
  • What choreographers inspire you creatively?
  • Please list and state why they inspire you. This should be no longer than 500 words in total.

•    Fully complete the application providing all relevant information including previous qualifications
 

Stage 2: Practical Dance Audition (Online Submission available over summer break)

Due to our summer break, we want to give you the opportunity to still apply for our course by submitting footage via a youtube link to all alternatives.

This will only be an option up until the 21st of July 2022

When you apply during his time you will be sent links to combinations in Ballet, Jazz and contemporary.  Please note we are not looking for perfection but please attempt the taught content and submit.

If you have any questions please contact us at dance@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Remember we are looking for potential, not perfection so please do your best. 

We have one final practical audition on Wednesday 17th August at our Granton Campus so if you do not have the capacity to do the online option, complete your application and you will be invited to a practical face-to-face session.


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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC/D in dance 

Career options

  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Teacher
     

Study Options

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

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