BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance with Welsh Baccalaureate (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Dance is a Full-time Further Education course designed for students who are interested in dancing and a career as a dancer or in the Creative Arts. This is located in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts (CVP) department.

The course is designed to provide specialist, work-related training in Dance, through a variety of units including; Choreographic Principles, Choreographing Dance, Developing/Applying Contemporary Dance Technique, Developing/Applying Classical Ballet Technique, Tap, Jazz Dance, Body Maintenance, Movement in Performance, Community Dance Practice and Theoretical Approaches to Dance. As part of One Vision Dance Company students should be working towards achieving a career in the dance, musical theatre or performing arts industry. If students want to learn in an exciting, vibrant and challenging environment where focusing on themselves as individual dancers is appealing, then this is the best course for them.

Students can choose to study Level 3 BTEC Dance and A Level Dance together.

  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs A*-C including English. A relevant level 2 qualification. Plus an interview. Previous dance experience is highly desirable and students should have an interest in training as a multi-talented dancer. A willingness to take part in extracurricular dance activities in association with LIFT Dance Company is advised.

  • Career Prospects

    Vocational Dance Training (London School of Contemporary Dance, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, London Studio Centre or The Urdang Academy) University Dance Education (Roehampton, Middlesex, Cardiff Metropolitan, Bath Spa, Chichester, Bedfordshire or Kingston) Careers (Movement Therapist, Anthropologist, Dancer, Choreographer, Director, Dance Administrator, Teacher or Researcher).

  • Course Modules

    This course is reflective of dance standards across the UK, in an industry where hard work, talent and a desire to succeed is imperative. Students on this course are encouraged to research and apply for higher education courses, both at university and vocational dance schools. Audition techniques are an integral part of the course structure and students gain opportunities to work with dance professionals and professional dance companies every term. Core Units: Rehearsing for Performance, Performance Workshop, Dance Performance, The Performing Arts, Performing to an Audience, Historical Context of Performance.

    Students can choose to study Level 3 BTEC Dance and A Level Dance together.

  • Assessment

    Regular class, studio and theatre assessments within a wide variety of unit based coursework assignments. Assessment is both practical and written, largely consisting of dance performance work.

  • Additional Costs

    There will be additional course-related costs.

Study Mode

Full-Time

Location

Neath College

Course Length

2Y