Course Information

Who is the course for?

The qualification is designed to enable contemporary dance students to display and evidence their contemporary dance performance skills and knowledge through a series of performance-based assessment tasks. The qualification encourages candidates to be multi-skilled, reflective performers showing professional potential; their performance standard will be comparable to other qualifications available at Level 4 in the qualifications and credit framework or the first year of degree level study.

What does the course involve?

  • Semester 1 – advanced technique, choreography, repertory, tutorial
  • Semester 2 – advanced technique, choreography, tour, tutorial
  • Semester 3 – assessment preparation
  • The summative assessment focuses on performance of four practical pieces, one viva voce and a lecture demonstration  

What makes this course special?

  • The qualification has been devised by Trinity College London in consultation with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: one of the world's leading providers of contemporary dance education and training
  • In the second part of the course students will become part of a working dance company
  • Brand new theatre facilities
  • Three fully sprung dance studios with air conditioning and water facilities
  • Use of College facilities (Library, Student Union, College Support)
  • Workshops with leading UK Dance professionals
  • Fully qualified staff who have/are working in the industry

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 BTEC or A Level in Dance/Performing Arts or equivalent
  • Relevant industry experience (where applicable)
  • Successful audition and interview
  • Mature students are welcome to apply

What are the assessment methods?

  • Practical assessment
  • Lecture demonstration
  • Viva voce

Summative assessment will take place in June.

How long is the course?

One year, two days a week.

What are the College attendance requirements?

The course will run over two days a week (days to be confirmed) and you will also be expected to take part in independent workshop time.

What are the progression options?

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