School - School of Arts & Media
Subject area - Performing Arts
UCAS Code: W500
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9250 per year
International - £14,400
- Receive intensive technical training throughout the rigorous course, including an extra 150 hours of technique per semester in addition to your timetabled classes
- Develop your creative and performance skills by gaining exposure to a variety of interdisciplinary dance techniques including aerial skills, the fusing of popular dance forms and digital dance as well as working with professional choreographers
- Develop networking, CV and digital profile building, project management and sourcing and applying for funding skills to ensure you will be a versatile and entrepreneurial member of the dance community
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Choreography is at the core of this course and during your time here you will develop your creative skills in group and solo choreography, with the opportunity to perform at public platforms. Your understanding of the role of a choreographer will be further developed through intensive projects with visiting choreographers; these projects simulate industry expectations by working as a member of a company in a rigorous creative process, culminating in a performance.
Specialist workshops will inform you of current industry trends so that you have a clear understanding of the diverse world of dance. You will participate in aerial performance such as silks and static trapeze, experiment with the latest developments in live performance and technology, and also be tutored in camera and editing software to facilitate dance for camera pieces.
The course boasts a number of excellent longstanding relationships regionally and locally with organisations such as The Lowry Theatre, Dance Manchester, Company Chameleon, Tracing Steps and Skylight Circus.
The course boasts a number of excellent professional partnerships both regionally and locally, and you will be encouraged to make the most of the opportunities available to you throughout your studies.
As a Dance student, you will learn through a combination of workshops, practical performance projects, lectures, technique classes and seminars. Assessments will include in-class performance presentations and publicly performed dance projects, portfolios, essays and presentations.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.