Dance Extended Diploma Level 3
- September 2023, Full Time
In this two year course students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts. The Extended Diploma at Distinction level is allocated 168 UCAS points, which is equivalent to 3 full A Levels at grade A.
The Dance pathway has a focus on contemporary dance with students exploring the ways in which performances can explore and examine local, national and global issues. You will participate in public performances and become part of our theatre company, Platform Productions. The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning, training and development.
Principles of Performance
Engaging with an Audience
Performance Skills and Context
Collaborative Performance Project
Key tasks are likely to include:
- Contextual, historical & socio-political research and evaluation that informs production
- Preparing for performances by developing and rehearsing dance pieces
- Performing to live audiences
- Critically evaluating performance of self and others
- Studying and creating choreography
-Discussing and Interpreting choreography
- Taking care of the health and safety of yourself and others, which requires knowledge and observation of physiology and anatomy, as well as safe use of premises and equipment to avoid injury
This exciting course is taught by professional tutors who have a wide range of experience in the dance industry to support students within their chosen career path.
Why Our College?
Real Theatre Environment
Our theatre hosts over 18 student performances to members of the public each year.
Awarded by the UAL
All of our performing arts courses are awarded by the University of the Arts London.
Production Stage Management
Our students design and manage the sets, lighting, sound and general running for each student performance.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and maths. Or a relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above including GCSE English and maths at grade 9-4. Students will audition and be interviewed prior to selection. An academci reference will also be required.
The course will enable students to:
- Have a critical and contextual awareness of different perspectives and approaches within performing and production arts or related subjects of study or work
- Research, analyse and evaluate relevant information and ideas in order to develop creative solutions
- Understand, adapt and safely use appropriate and practical methods and skills for creative production
- Solve complex problems through the application of practical, theoretical and technical understanding
- Critically review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results
- Use evaluative and reflective skills in order to take responsibility for own learning, development and decision-making
- Take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions to access progression opportunities
- Effectively present themselves and their work to appropriate audiences.
You will participate in public performances and become part of our theatre company, Platform Productions. The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning and training & development. To see recent work and workshops follow @CCNDance on Twitter. and Instagram
The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts is assessed through a series of projects that are designed to broaden student’s skills, experience and expertise. The projects are multi-disciplinary and require students to work collaboratively and pro-actively with fellow students as well as external clients and stakeholders. A final end-point assessment (commonly referred to as the Final Major Project) decides the student’s overall grade which is graded at: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The second year (Extended Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (72), MERIT (120), DISTINCTION (168). Student work is externally assessed and scrutinised by External Verifiers from the University of the Arts London to ensure that academic standards are adhered maintained.
Successfully completion the Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts will provide direct entry onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts in the second year. The design and structure of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts allows students the opportunity to further extend their learning by choosing an alternative Performing Arts pathway in their second year. For example, provided that they meet the entry requirements, a Dance student could follow the Dance pathway in their first year and then choose to follow the Musical Theatre, Acting or Production Arts pathway in their second year.
City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. To become a professional dancer, a further three years training at university or vocational school is recommended. Past students have graduated onto vocational schools such as; London Contemporary, Bird, Laban, Urdang, LIPA, Performers, Masters, Stella Mann, E15 and universities including: Middlesex, Roehampton, Edge Hill, Chichester, Kingston and DeMontfort .
City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow an Apprenticeship route into the industry. For those students who choose not to pursue careers within the production and performing arts industries the course provides fantastic opportunities to develop collaborative working skills, problem-solving, creative and the higher order evaluative skills demanded by universities and employers.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop In addition to this there will be costs for Uniform of steel toe capped boots, trousers and logo shirt. Approximate costs £40 Please check our Finance pages for information on financial support, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively, please contact the Advice Shop.