Performing Arts (Dance), Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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This HNC in Performing Arts (Dance) enables students to achieve a qualification at level 4, offering dance technique and performance training in contemporary, ballet, theatre jazz, and commercial from specialist tutors. Students will explore creativity and innovation through choreography and devise performances under the guidance of specialist practitioners. Students will perform for public audiences as their own dance company – EnHaNCeD Undergraduate Performance – in the College’s own theatre, and at local and national dance events. The course aims to provide the essential professional and entrepreneurial skills to work as a freelance practitioner or facilitator within the creative arts industry.

Units covered:

• The Performing Arts Industry

• Professional Development

• Jazz Dance 1

• Ballet 1

• Contemporary 1

• Commercial Dance

• Choreography 1

• Devising Theatre and Performance.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The programme will develop an in-depth understanding of Dance and the possibilities of careers within the genre. Students are challenged about how to create Dance performance and will work towards developing their own devised work; to be performed at the end of the programme year. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills to interpret a choreographer’s artistic vision (using appropriate dance techniques), developing their individual and ensemble dance skills.

Alongside the many practical skills gained, students will develop self-management, self-promotion and interpersonal skills, while improving their reflective practice and evaluation skills. There will also be a number of transferable skills gained over the course of the qualification, in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.

Special Features:

Within the programme there are many opportunities for dancers to attain a level of professional practice through strong links to the Creative Industries: local dance companies, choreographers and performers and dance organisations. The programme will facilitate industry-related briefs and scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a creative team. Learning is supported through a series of professional workshops and training/performance opportunities, for example our own dance company EnHaNCeD Dance Company, C.o.LC Undergraduate Performance, Merseyside Dance Initiative, Leap International Dance Festival, International day of Dance, MOVEIT EXPO, and local and national artists and teachers.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is made available to you via the prospectus.

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