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.
- 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, whilst 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.
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
HNC Performing Arts (Dance) Programme Handbook (19-20)
Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.
Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts (Dance)
This course leads to...
This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at degree level. Direct Entry onto HND Dance at The City of Liverpool College (CoLC) or equivalent institutions. Direct entry to industry through audition and employment.
HNC Dance students have gone on to study at Level 5 at CoLC, LJMU, LIPA, Edge Hill, Hope, Chester, Chichester, Roehampton, Middlesex, DMU and Kingston universities, and Shock out Arts. Also Conservatoires: Laban; NSCD; LSCD.
Four GCSEs at 'C'/4 or equivalent plus two A2 or three AS levels (related subjects) or equivalent - e.g. BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance.
Applications from mature students will be considered on the basis of experience.
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
Why study with us?
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, CoLC Undergraduate Performance, Merseyside Dance Initiative, Leap International Dance Festival, International day of Dance, MOVEIT EXPO, and local and national artists and teachers. Apply Now »
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