The Arden School of Theatre and Performing Arts

Dance and Performance

BA (Hons)
Leaflet Code: CR26774FT
UCAS:D16P


Overview

This is the course for those wanting to bring their own creative ideas, skills and passion for dance and performance to a constantly changing industry. For the technically versatile and imaginative dancers, choreographers, community artists, and teachers. A programme for the 21st century dance artist; the performers, the creators, and the innovators.

This practically led course aims to equip you with the technical, creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial skills to be able to work in a wide variety of contexts. Amongst other things, you will; learn a wide range of dance techniques, perform in shows, create work and devise pieces, teach in the community, develop a portfolio including a professionally filmed showreel, work with visiting choreographers and directors, and also create and perform in your own festival

  • City Campus Manchester
  • Full Time
  • 3 years
  • September 2022

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

Belinda Grantham – PhD Candidate, course leader, lecturer, freelance choreographer, yoga/aerial teacher, piano teacher, dance artist and national dance and performing arts standards verifier.

Tomas Simon MA – Lecturer, Commercial Choreographer working internationally.

Megan Elliott – Sessional lecturer, dance school owner, commercial performer and model.

Ben Manuel – Lecturer, event performer, community dance artist - Update

Sandro Franchini MA – Lecturer in Contemporary, Jazz and Heels. Dance Artist, Choreographer.

Nicola Rowell – Lecturer in Jaz. Dance Artist.

Matthew Garret – Lecturer in Tap and Jazz. Dance Artist.

Adele Inglis – Lecturer in Commercial. Dance Artist. Choreographer.

Cameron Ashall – Lecturer in Singing.

Megan Price - Aerial Performer, Dancer and Teacher.

Paul Plumpton - Acrobatic Teacher.

In order to assess your potential as a performer all applicants at The Arden are required to audition. Each course has its own unique way of auditioning in order to ensure we see your full potential at audition. For a more detailed overview of our audition processes on our programmes please click here <a href='https://thearden.ucenmanchester.ac.uk/about/auditioning/'>Click Here</a>

Belinda Grantham – PhD Candidate, course leader, lecturer, freelance choreographer, yoga/aerial teacher, piano teacher, dance artist and national dance and performing arts standards verifier.

Tomas Simon MA – Lecturer, Commercial Choreographer working internationally.

Megan Elliott – Sessional lecturer, dance school owner, commercial performer and model.

Ben Manuel – Lecturer, event performer, community dance artist - Update

Sandro Franchini MA – Lecturer in Contemporary, Jazz and Heels. Dance Artist, Choreographer.

Nicola Rowell – Lecturer in Jaz. Dance Artist.

Matthew Garret – Lecturer in Tap and Jazz. Dance Artist.

Adele Inglis – Lecturer in Commercial. Dance Artist. Choreographer.

Cameron Ashall – Lecturer in Singing.

Megan Price - Aerial Performer, Dancer and Teacher.

Paul Plumpton - Acrobatic Teacher.

Performances, technique sharings, presentations and creative portfolios will be used to assess your learning for 80% of the course.

There other 20% will take the form of professional discussions, written applications, research proposals and essays. Students will be required to write one academic essay per year.

There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

• There is a voluntary trip in year 1/2 with a contribution of £70
• You are required to buy tap shoes, ballet shoes and jazz shoes at a cost of around £30 each.
• You are required to have black tights, leggings, crop top and dance shorts. These cost about £10 per item, and they may need to be replaced each year.
• For second year a DBS may be required, and this costs about £30. This DBS will be for community and educational projects.
• You will need to purchase digital storage device upto 1TB at an approximate cost of £50

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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