Course Details

This course will develop the artistic, creative, technical and professional skills that a dancer needs in order to fully prepare for a varied and high-level career in the dance Industry. You will study a range of dance disciplines including Contemporary, Ballet, and Jazz as well as choreographic, creative, professional and historical studies. A successful first year will enable you to progress to the second year during which you will complete your Extended Diploma (180 credit qualification).

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English Language at grade 4 or above. Or a Merit grade from a Dance Level 2 Diploma plus English Language GCSE at grade 4 or above. Dance experience is essential. All students are auditioned to ensure the course will meet their needs.

Career options

Most students seek further vocational training at professional dance schools or university. Students progress to a range of colleges including Bird College, Laban Centre and London Studio Centre. In addition students can continue to study at Chichester College on a level 4/5 course in either pure

Dance Level 3 Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Develop performance and technical skills across a range of disciplines
  • 2 Work with professional choreographers to create performance work
  • 3 Take part in workshops with professional companies
  • 4 Perform at a variety of events and theatres
  • 5 Embark on a National Tour

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) (QCF)

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Course code Location Course length Start date
PFA201CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Over the two years students will be taught contemporary, ballet and jazz techniques as well as choreography, appreciation for professional pieces and work within the community. In the second year you will continue to train in the different techniques and become part of a dance company for which you will create numerous works to take on tour to local schools and colleges.

How will I be taught?

The delivery of the course will be heavily practical including technique classes and creative workshops. It will also include the keeping of log books/journals, note-taking, research, discussion, essays, group projects, theatre trips, video analysis plus other approaches taken by individual tutors. The unit content will often dictate the delivery.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit will have an assessment and the core units shall be externally examined. The assessments range from participation in workshops, performances, technique classes, essays, research and presentations. Each criteria in every unit is only assessed once.

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