On our Level 3 UAL Performing Arts Dance course, you will develop contemporary, current and relevant industry skills and knowledge as part of our forward-thinking artistic community. We explore putting the ‘business’ in ‘showbusiness’, various dance styles, methods and techniques as well as skills for building your portfolio and skills as a Dancer. We will provide you with the skills you need to adapt for the demands of an industry redefining itself in the post-COVID age.
We help you gain skills in discovering where you want to specialise, through research, practical and evaluative sessions, which will allow you to learn where you fit into the Dance industry. You will be given practical training in a variety of technical dance elements such as Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Commercial as well as explore choreography and practitioners, gain industry experiences and refine a specialism throughout the year.
Training with us allows you to the freedom to experiment with a variety of different styles, methods and performances, enabling you to begin to compile a varied, industry-relevant CV. We place great emphasis on the process of production - from the start of a choreography task through to the realisation of performance – through a series of different modules aimed at nurturing and promoting your creative talent.
The Arts Centre boasts a faculty who are not only experienced industry professionals, but also qualified teachers with specialised knowledge to ensure you are prepared for the industry and present yourself as an employable, ready-to-work-hard, resilient and engaged creative.
In a normal, non-COVID19 world, we would require all students across Performing Arts to engage with responsibilities such as Front of House, Ushering, Box Office and Backstage Assistance. In a COVID19 world, we have pressed the pause button on our theatre for now, whilst everyone gets used to the new requirements and measures being taken. This means we can really hone and refine your technique, knowledge and skills and build up to a fantastic 2021 Summer season!
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts
This course leads to...
Why study with us?
We have an experienced faculty - all holding their own weight as educators, researchers and creative practitioners. We are proud of our high success rates, interesting methods of delivery and assessment and engaging workshop-style sessions. Our faculty have strong links to the creative industry and connect our students and courses with those links, providing opportunities for performance, development and learning as much as we can.
The delivery and assessment methods are contemporary, industry related and provide work-based scenarios close to that which you may experience in the industry. These fundamentals of industry knowledge and level of preparation provide an excellent foundation to your future as a creative practitioner.
Our engaging and facilitative sessions create autonomous, thinking performers and creatives; we encourage you to think about how you can enjoy the learning experience. What sparks your interest? What aspect of performing makes you most passionate? What aspect of the industry makes you intrigued? By asking you these questions, we can help you answer and present them in the research, work and academic writing that you are assessed on. This approach also allows you to build on your potential to succeed both in the industry and in education.
We have a variety of spaces in The Arts Centre; a theatre, rehearsal studios, music studios, HD television studio and new this year, a Video Motion Capture suite, all of which you have the opportunity to utilise. Regarding COVID19, we will be providing some engaging sessions online as well as face-to-face, ensuring that you can also build digital, online and camera skills on top of the training we provide.
Principles of Performance
Engaging with the Audience
Introduction to Professional Practice
Production Skills and Context
Performance Skills and Context
Preparation for Specialist Study
Collaborative Performance Project
Developing Performance and Production Skills
Preparing for Progression
Exploration of Specialist Study and Context
This course can lead to:
Audition for further training in Performing Arts – drama school, university, vocational college
You will need five GCSE’s at Grade 4-9/A-C to include either English or Maths.
All applicants are given the opportunity to attend an audition, date of which is dependent on time of application.
Audition requirements for applicants include:
2 x videos of solo dance work (Contrasting styles)
Alternatively, if applicants are unable to attend, we are happy to view your work online via YouTube link. Interviews can be conducted through Skype or Zoom.
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