From the thrill of performing to the rewards of sharing dance with others, this HND offers highly practical and intensive training to extend and develop your skills and abilities. You will study contemporary techniques alongside classical ballet, jazz, urban and pilates, whilst developing a creative approach to dance-making through choreography and the use of digital media. Performance and professionalism are significant themes within the course. Work placements and a detailed exploration of the theories underpinning dance practice equip you with the skills to enter the professional world of the performing arts, whilst designated performance modules provide the opportunity to perform in large-scale venues, working alongside professional choreographers and dance-makers. Students enrolled on this course will also have the opportunity to gain an IDTA professional dance teaching qualification (optional/extra costs apply). This course is delivered in association with the University of Worcester and students will study at the Kidderminster Campus.
Year 1 • Contemporary Technique 1 • Ballet Technique 1 • The Choreographic Process • Preparation for Performance • Jazz Dance • Understanding contemporary dance: History and Analysis • Performance Year 2 • Contemporary Technique 2 • Ballet Technique 2 • Urban Technique • Professional Studies • Bodies on film • Professional Practise • Negotiated performance project
A minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points from one A level (or equivalent Level 3 qualifications) plus at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C. Mature applicants (21 years and above) with suitable background or experience may be accepted without formal qualifications, subject to interview.
You may wish to continue to a BA Top-up degree or postgraduate study.
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Dance
You will be studying at Kidderminster College for 4 days a week with lectures taking place throughout these days and on some evenings.
You must complete all 14 Modules over the 2 year programme in order to achieve the full HND qualification. Assessment is via practical assignments including technique class, performance, practice-based seminars and choreography and written assessments including reports, analytical essays, logs, presentations and seminars.
Apply online. Shortlisted applicants are invited for an audition and interview.
You will work alongside our expert staff, who are outstanding practitioners and industry specialists. We have a reputation for developing outstanding dancers who either continue with further dance training or progress into employment in this country or abroad.
The course opens up a range of careers and career opportunities, including: freelance choreographer, dancer, dance teacher, dance therapist, dance artist in the community and arts administrator.
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