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Foundation Degree in Dance

The Foundation Degree in Dance is a Full-Time program.

This innovative course is designed for the practical training of a dancer, underpinned with a professional qualification and work placements. The course takes place in industry and is delivered by a core team and visiting professional practitioners including Rambert Dance Company and RIFCO Arts.

The course is underpinned with additional practical technique classes which concentrate on the physical and creative aspects of the dance industry. Both Level 4 and 5 will include public performances and work placements in industry. This course has been developed in consultation with Rambert Dance Company, The Hip Hop Collective and Fusion Dance Company. Students will explore, experiment and gain the skills required to work in the diverse UK dance industry. It is the only FdA Dance offering professional teaching and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Ballet qualifications.


CAREER PROSPECTS / FURTHER STUDIES

On graduating, dancers will be able to gain employment in the creative industries and will have experience of the disciplines associated within the professional dance industry. Through practical work experience and development of their CV, students will gain a positive and realistic entry to the highly competitive, exciting and demanding dance profession.

Successful graduates can progress on to the practice-based BA (Hons) Dance (Top-up) in UWL


What can you expect?

The Creative Academy/University of West London Foundation Degree dance is the first two years of the BA (Hons) Dance which in the final year (BA Dance TOP UP) splits into 3 streams (Students opt for which stream)

  • BA (Dance) - Performance
  • BA (Dance) - Teaching
  • BA (Dance) - Ballet Education*

Course Outcome

This programme develops knowledge, understanding, and conceptual, technical and managerial skills relevant to the creation of dance. Through an industry-focused and carefully phased study of twelve modules, you will become multi-skilled and be able to work with confidence in a competitive and demanding industry.

The project-based modules ensure that you have the skills to work in an arts administration environment and within small medium enterprise (SME’s), which make up 69% of the creative industries. Rambert, for example, which is the biggest employer of dancers in the UK, is a small medium enterprise.

Classes will be taught by dance teaching practitioners, dance professionals and visiting artists including Rambert Dance Company, RIFCO Arts and Rudeye.

The programme also develops the key skills that you will need in order to excel within a creative workplace although these skills are also transferable beyond the Dance sector into all areas of the creative industries.

On successful completion of this programme you will have a clear understanding of the dance industry and the ability to apply theory to technique. This BA will provide you with a cohesive programme of learning encompassing a generic set of outcomes but also allowing for a degree of individual specialism towards one industry sector.

admission

Admission

  • At least 17 years old
  • At least Grade E in any 3 GCE 'A' Level subjects (2 H2 Level and 1 H1 Level) or its international academic equivalent
  • Have IELTS score of 6.0 or other equivalent (see below English Language Requirements)
  •  Pass Audition

Audition

For the audition, the following should be prepared.

  • A 3-5 minute performance of a chosen dance
  • Choreograph and perform a piece to music given during the audition.

English Requirements

To meet the English Language requirement, any of the following qualifications are acceptable:

  • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) administered by the British Council, is the test preferred by the College.
  • GCE 'A' Level GP or KI - Grade E or above
  • IB Diploma - Pass TOK (English Medium)
  • Other English Language Proficiency Tests (TOEFL etc) will also be considered (on a case-by-case basis)
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Course Structure

Students will undertake the following modules during their course of study.

TWO (2) Years Course


Year One

  • Contemporary Techniques 1
  • Commercial Techniques 1
  • Community Dance 1
  • Performance Project 1
  • Dance History
  • Choreography 1

Year Two

  • Contemporary Techniques 2
  • Commercial Techniques 2
  • Community Dance 2
  • Performance Project 2
  • Classical Technqiues
  • Choreography 2

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Course Fees

SRMC has arranged for protection of course fees paid by the local and International student through the FPS Escrow scheme provided by DBS Bank Singapore.

It is important to note that Course Fees can ONLY be paid to the Singapore Raffles Music STFA (Escrow) Account; (Escrow Account Number: 003-902337-5)

  

Fee Particulars 1 Year S($) 2 Years S($)
Tuition Fee 11,224.30 22,448.60
Non-Tuition Fees    
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 500.00 3, 000.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 500.00 3, 000.00
Total Course Fee 14, 224.30 28, 448.60
*University Fees 4, 000.00 8, 000.00
Goods & Services Tax 1, 275.70 2551.40
Total Payable Fee 19, 500.00 39, 000.00

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  1. All fees are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax). The current Singapore GST is charged at the rate of 7%.
  2. All fees quoted are subject to other costs arising from government directives.
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Graduation Requirements

The successful graduate must pass the assessment requirements for each module in order to gain modular credits based on the following schedule:

240 Credits


Awards

FdA Dance

awarded by the University Of West London.