- Duration 2 years
- Start date September 2022
- Apply by February 2022
- Funding Available
This course leads on to the BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top up).
Students can tailor parts of their timetable to explore different styles and become versatile performers. Knowledge of dance science, choreographic and contextual studies are integrated to enhance professional performance practice. Students have frequent opportunities to perform, from informal, in-house presentations of work to full-length performances at major London venues.
Validated by the University for the Creative Arts
If you take up the option to continue this course on beyond the initial FdA into an additional BA top-up year then you will be able to further specialise and will be able to gain invaluable experience in one of our four renowned performing companies.
More information on this can be found on our BA (Hons) Professional Performance (top up) page.
Applicants will be expected to audition for entry onto the programme in one of the following pathways: Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance or Musical Theatre.
Applicants are normally expected to have:
- A minimum of grade 4 in English Language (Grade C if awarded prior to 2017), or the equivalent qualification, plus four other GCSEs
- Current dance skills, practical knowledge, understanding of technique and style and the capacity for critical reflection on performance at Level 3 (for example A-Level Dance or graded subject specific examinations) demonstrated at audition and interview in addition to formal qualifications or where no formal qualifications may be provided as evidence
- The aptitude for professionally orientated practical study of performance techniques at levels 4 and 5 and potential to benefit from dance training as judged through audition
- The level of health and fitness necessary to study intensively as confirmed at a physical examination by a specialist physiotherapist
Applicants who have non-standard qualifications (or who wish work or life experience to be taken into account as part of their application) will be considered on an individual basis, in line with the general aims and principles of the Admissions Policy and within the terms of the Accreditation of Prior Learning policy (APEL).
If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you require a visa to study in the UK, you will also need a minimum score of 6.0 in each individual component.
We are unable to accept applications for deferred entry or defer offers for this course as applicants must retain a high level of fitness prior to enrolment.