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Advanced Diploma in Dance

This full-time course offers an integrated education in dance, combining practical studio training with academic inquiry in dance studies and lectures and seminars on other liberal arts.

Daily technique classes in Chinese dance and Contemporary dance are complemented by classes on theoretical studies in movement analysis, teaching methodologies, dance education, creative processes of performance, dance history, dance criticism, notation, and body therapy. Workshops and guest lectures in world performance traditions such as African, East Indian, Chinese and Native dance will be part of the programme. Courses dealing with the choreography and repertory will also be offered alongside. This dynamic programme provides inspiring training in essential disciplines of mind and body - together with creative expressions in contemporary dance and choreography.


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 find employment locally and internationally: being technically skilled and also innovative, analytical, and are able to work as dance performers, choreographers, educators and administrators.

What can you expect?

This course is designed to prepare graduates for vocational roles in the dance industry, as such the learning styles are closely matched to the experiences they will have or need to work in the industry. In particular this will provide them a carefully scaffolded increase in the required autonomy as practitioners of dance/dance education, a wide range of experiential learning and opportunities to apply this learning in a semi-professional context. This might include the formation of the degree-based dance company and the opportunities to teach in local community-based institutions.

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.



  • At least 16 years old
  • 3 GCE 'O' Level Credits or its international academic equivalent
  • Have IELTS score of 4.5 or other equivalent (see below English Language Requirements)


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.
  • SRMC's English Placement Test
  • GCE 'O' Level English Language - Grade C or above
  • 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.

THREE (3) Years Course

Year One

  • Introduction To Contemporary Techniques I
  • Introduction To Choreography
  • Introduction To Chinese Dance I
  • Introduction To Contemporary Techniques II
  • Introduction To Classical Techniques
  • Introduction To Chinese Dance II

Year Two

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

Year Three

  • 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($) 3 Years S($)
Tuition Fee 13, 060.75 39, 182.25
Non-Tuition Fees    
1. Administrative, Visa & Compliance Fees 1, 750.00 5, 250.00
2. Course Assessment & Resources Fees 1, 750.00 5, 250.00
Total Course Fee 16, 560.75 49, 682.25
Goods & Services Tax 1, 159.25 3, 477.75
Total Payable Fee 17, 720.00 53, 160.00

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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:

360 Credits


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