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 Dance and Dance Performance 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.
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 of the University of Chichester's BA Dance programme.