Course Details

This innovative new two-year Foundation Degree programme is offered in partnership with the University of Chichester. It is built on Chichester College’s reputation for delivering high quality ISTD dance teacher training and the dance department at the University of Chichester’s long-standing reputation for its breadth of study. It is designed to prepare students for employment as a dancer, choreographer or community dance practitioner and/or a dance teacher within the independent sector. Drawing on the expertise of a highly qualified teaching team, students will have the opportunity to broaden their dance knowledge, develop their practical skills in technique, performance and choreography and be awarded the newly designed ISTD Diploma in Dance Education. Delivery will take place at both the Chichester College campus and the University of Chichester’s Bishop Otter campus, where students will work alongside the BA (Hons) Dance students. The programme is divided into strands of study that include; Dance Technique, Dance Practice and Production, Dance Contexts and Research, ISTD Genre Specific Dance Practice and Teaching Practice.

Entry Requirements

ISTD Intermediate in the relevant genre (or recognised equivalency). Applicants need to have a combination of GCE A levels, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diplomas (or equivalent ) totaling 104-120 UCAS tariff points. GCSE Maths and English Language are preferred at grade C/4.

Career options

Successful completion of this course will enable students to apply for full membership of the ISTD and embark on a career as a fully qualified dance teacher in the independent sector. Alternatively, students may choose to continue their higher education studies by progressing onto the 3rd year BA

Dance Teaching in the Private Sector Foundation Degree

Five highlights

  • 1 Innovative programm in partnership with University of Chichester
  • 2 ISTD teacher training incorporating the new DDE
  • 3 Options to select areas of study that relate to your career aspirations
  • 4 Student choreography taken to production and public performance
  • 5 Expertise of highly qualified University and College teaching team

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • Foundation Degree Dance Teaching in the Private Sector

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Course code Location Course length Start date
PFA251CF1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

Examples of modules include: Year 1 - Dance Techniques 1, Choreography & Devising, Choreography & Performance, Re-examining Dances, Preparing for Safe Teaching Practice (DDE), Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development (DDE), ISTD Genre Specific Dance Practice 1 (DDE) Year 2 – Dance Techniques 2, Dance Practice and Production, Themes, Trends and Discourse in Performance or Research Methodologies, ISTD Genre Specific Dance Practice 2 (DDE), Assisting, Observing and Teaching (DDE)

How will I be taught?

Delivery will take place at both the Chichester College and University of Chichester campuses. Students will take technique classes across a range of genres (contemporary dance, physical theatre, somatic techniques, ISTD Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap). Theoretical units will be delivered through seminars and 1;1 tutorials. You will undertake teacher training which will including teaching practice. All student choreography will be taken to production with public performances every

How will I be assessed?

All students will be internally assessed through a combination of course work and practical work. ISTD Dance Practice and Teaching Practice will be assessed externally by ISTD examiners/moderators.

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