Dance, Diploma Level 2
Dance, Diploma Level 2
Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts. This qualification is an outstanding foundation for higher level study within the department and includes the practical and theoretical study of dance as well as plenty of performance opportunities, including becoming a part of our theatre company, Platform Productions. On the course you will study a broad range of contemporary dance styles and techniques alongside theory based work which will underpin practical skills. As a member of Platform Productions students will have the opportunity to develop a range of dance, academic and communication skills appropriate to working in the industry. You will also perform in public performances in our state of the art theatre, take part in trips to the theatre and professional practitioner workshops. Take a look at some recent performances by searching City College on YouTube or follow CCN@Dance on Twitter. Key tasks could include: preparing for performances by rehearsing and exercising, performing to live audiences studying and creating choreography, discussing and interpreting choreography. You will also take 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. You will develop research and rehearse/polish performances in your own time. Liaising with arts and dance organisations, managing the day to day running of the theatre, including front of house duties. This exciting course is taught by professional tutors who have a wide range of experience in the dance industry and are therefore able to support students fully within their chose career path.
Minimum of four GCSEs grades *A-D, including English and GCSE Maths 9-3. Relevant Level 1 Diploma at minimum Merit including GCSE English and GCSE Maths 9-3. Successful completion of audition and interview prior to selection.
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 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.
The University of the Arts (UAL) Level 3 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 proactively 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 for the year which is graded as: PASS/MERIT or DISTINCTION. The first year (Diploma) is allocated the following UCAS points: PASS (36), MERIT (60), DISTINCTION (84). 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 (UAL) to ensure that academic standards are adhered to and maintained.
Most students who successfully complete the Level 2 will progress onto Level 3 within the Creative Arts department; with students having the option of the following Performing and Production Arts pathways at level 3: Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, Performance, Music and Production Arts.
City College Norwich is a member of the University of the Arts London (UAL) Progression Partnership to promote the recruitment of talented, creative students from high quality further education institutions to UAL higher education degree level courses. The course team also work with local and national higher education providers such as Doreen Bird, Laban, Urdang, LIPA and East 15 to ensure that our students are ready and prepared for their next step. We also work collaboratively with Theatre Royal Norwich to provide outstanding experience of work and to ensure that our courses prepare students well for their future careers in the industry. City College Norwich also has an outstanding Apprenticeship team who can provide advice and guidance for students wishing to follow and 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.
Dance, Diploma Level 2
Sep 2018, Full time, Day, 1 Year