BA (Hons) Dance

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Overview

UCAS Code:W500
Course Length:3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
Start Dates:September 2017, September 2018
Department:Department of Performing Arts
Location:Edge Hill University
  •  Explore the making of dance, create dance performance, and immerse yourself in current dance works and Western performance tradition;
  • Optional opportunities to study aspects of the performing arts from other subject disciplines;
  • Create, collaborate and reflect on contemporary dance practice in professional dance facilities.

Joining this established Dance degree will enable you to develop as a reflective and articulate dance practitioner and graduate with a range of skills sought after within the industry, including choreography, dance techniques, performance, dance teaching and contemporary practice. You will focus on contemporary and postmodern dance while also having the opportunity to study ballet, African, capoeira and somatic dance practices. As well as providing a range of optional modules to choose from, there is the opportunity to combine dance with drama on a joint honours degree. Throughout the programme you will balance your technical and creative development with the theoretical and analytical study of dance, providing you with an in-depth education as a dance artist of the future.

Student Profiles

  • Olivia Falsone

    BA (Hons) Dance
    In just the first couple of semesters I have progressed so much and learnt many different techniques.
  • Jack Jones

    BA (Hons) Dance
    Working with choreographers has helped me to excel and I believe that if I train hard I’ll be able to become a professional dancer.
  • Katie Threlfall

    BA (Hons) Dance
    I’ve encountered so many aspects of dance since I started the degree as there’s so much choice within the course.
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Course in Depth

What will I study?

The degree is organised into three integrated strands of study, with dance technique classes embedded across the programme.

Dance Production, Performance and Choreography – This strand begins in Year 1 with exploring approaches to making dance and opportunities to create dance performance. In Year 2, this is extended through studying composition. In Year 3 you are encouraged to develop your performance management skills and work more independently with a professional focus. This strand includes studio practice in dance techniques.

Dance Analysis – In Year 1 you learn to analyse current dance works and those of the Western performance tradition. Year 2 looks at the body and performance and places dance practice in its social and historical context. In Year 3 you will work with project supervisors to engage with critical theory in dance scholarship and undertake independent research in order to develop your profile as a practicing dance artist.

Applied Dance – Applied Dance examines and explores the teaching of dance. It involves specific client groups in areas such as education, community, health and welfare settings. In Year 1 you are introduced to dance in education and community dance while in Year 2 you develop and deliver projects in these settings. In Year 3 you learn to develop a portfolio for your career as an emerging dance practitioner and investigate dance enterprises, including proposing and managing an external dance project.

How will I study?

Through a wide range of teaching styles from practical workshop classes, production projects, independent ensemble work and technique classes to formal lectures and seminars and personal research, you will acquire critical and creative skills which will be of use in a wide range of future careers. You will develop a personal portfolio and prepare practice CVs for employment, supported by sessions in development planning. Many of our modules include placements alongside taught sessions, particularly in the Applied Dance strand.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through practical and written work, including workshop performances and full productions, essays, portfolios and seminar presentations. All practical work in dance demands theoretical underpinning, so most modules will require either a piece of writing or an oral presentation. You will reflect on your learning in each assessment and summarise your development regularly.

Who will be teaching me?

The Performing Arts team work closely together in acknowledgement of the collaborative nature of performance. Our team of academics, practitioners and technical staff, together with a range of part-time industry professionals and academic specialists, offer a wide range of learning experiences.

A Great Study Environment

BA (Hons) DancePerforming Arts students at Edge Hill University enjoy industry-standard teaching and learning facilities. The £7million redeveloped Arts Centre houses the University’s Performing Arts Department in addition to the Rose and Studio Theatres.

The department’s outstanding resources ensure you gain practical experience to a professional standard. Contemporary performance environments include dance studios, black box drama studios, rehearsal rooms, a theatre construction workshop, costume construction workshop, scene dock, theatre design studios, digital sound studio, digital design suite, music technology room, music practice studios, a recital room and an outdoor amphitheatre. The Studio Theatre also functions as a fully-equipped aerial performance space.

The Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of high quality productions and performers, including comedy, dance, drama and music, designed to supplement Performing Arts programmes and entertain both students and the local community.

Modules

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Level 4 (Year 1 of Full-Time Programme)

DAN1101 Dance Teaching in Education (20 credits)

Dance Teaching in Education guides you through the creation of an applied dance project focusing upon dance in education. You will identify and devise an appropriate project for a formal setting and present your plans with key illustrations of practice in the controlled setting of the university. The practical work is informed both by the theoretical and historical study of applied dance alongside focused studio practice.

DAN1102 Histories of Dance (20 credits)

Histories of Dance introduces you to selected histories of Western Theatre Dance, studying theory alongside focused studio practice. The module outlines the development of dance as an art form within Western culture, looking at traditions and innovations in Europe and America. Practical and theoretical approaches are used to identify and discuss the work of key artists in relation to historic practices, concepts and contexts, which may include developments of ballet, modern and post-modern dance.  You will select specific artists, styles and contexts to study in more depth, identifying how historic dance practices respond to broader historic issues.

DAN1103 Introduction to Choreographic Practices (20 credits)

Introduction to Choreographic Practices is a practice-based module which introduces you to dance making and movement enquiry. You will investigate composition, explore relationships and experiment with movement through experiential analysis of contemporary and post-modern dance practice. Alongside focused studio practice, you will develop your abilities in the devising of movement, present short choreographic studies and demonstrate your capacity to outline and discuss your practical and research processes.

DAN1104 Explorations into Dance Writing (20 credits)

Explorations into Dance Writing introduces you to approaches to  writing about dance which will facilitate your skills in observing, describing, researching  and interpreting dance, encouraging engagement with current dance practices. Alongside focused studio practice, you will watch and write about live and recorded dance performances using a range of practical, observational and textual frameworks to support analytical description and interpretation. You may also investigate wider processes of dance documentation, such as writing reviews, journals or reflection.

DAN1105 Introduction to Dance Making and Performance (20 credits)

Introduction to Dance Making and Performance further develops your skills in devising and creating dance. You will engage in the making, rehearsal and performance of a small-scale dance piece under the direction of a tutor undertaking the role of choreographer. The module focuses on areas such as developing performance and technical ability, as well as considering intentional points such as creating from an improvisational, conceptual or thematic/issue base. Throughout the devising period, you will explore approaches to movement making and composition in preparation for public performance of the dance work.

You will select one of the following modules:

DAN1106 Teaching Dance in the Community (20 credits)

Teaching Dance in the Community is a project-based module where you will be guided through the creation of an applied dance project focusing on a range of informal community settings. You will identify and devise an appropriate project for a chosen setting and present your plans with key illustrations of practice. The practical work is informed both by the theoretical and historical study of applied dance alongside focused studio practice.

TEC1100 Introduction to Technical Theatre (20 credits)

Introduction to Technical Theatre provides you with an overview of the technical equipment used in the areas of theatre lighting and sound. The module will enable you to work practically with equipment in a range of theatre production contexts. You will be introduced to the idea of the role of the theatre technician as a theatre artist supporting performance, while the foundations of safe working practices within the performing arts industry will also be covered.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of either DAN1106 Teaching Dance in the Community or TEC1100 Introduction to Technical Theatre.

Level 5 (Year 2 of Full-Time Programme)

DAN2101 Devising Projects in Education and Community (20 credits)

Devising Projects in Education and Community gives you the opportunity to demonstrate independence and entrepreneurship in the creation of an applied dance project. You will visit and assess a community or education setting and then devise and plan an appropriate project for that client group. You will present this as an industry-style proposal, complete with an associated scheme of work, engaging in creative and innovative approaches to dance practice and demonstrating an aptitude for decision making and flexibility when working within a group. During the planning of this venture, you will incorporate and understand effective dance principles alongside focused studio practice.

DAN2102 Body and Performance (20 credits)

Body and Performance examines current perceptions of performance through expanding your knowledge, understanding and experience of the body in relation to studio practice. Underlying this is the principle that as you develop your sense of self awareness, you are more able to adapt artistic practice to a variety of diverse settings, in particular those associated with health and wellbeing. You will explore how and why the body has been objectified in both medical/health and performance contexts and consider implications for the development of modern health systems and performance practices.

DAN2103 Cultural Perspectives in Dance (20 credits)

Cultural Perspectives in Dance extends your understanding of current dance practice by exploring cultural aspects of global, social and popular dance. Alongside focused studio practice in relevant dance forms, you will critically investigate current scholarship, theories and methods which contextualise the cultural significance of social dance traditions and practices. This will develop your scope for reading dance practices within social contexts and extend your understanding and application of critical analysis from a range of written and practical sources.

DAN2104 Choreographic Practices 2 (20 credits)

Choreographic Practices 2 expands your understanding of dance making for performance under the direction of a tutor undertaking the role of choreographer. The module will enable you to broaden your potential as an artist and performer through practice in dance work. Alongside focused studio practice, you will engage in analysis of practices, forms and aesthetics of dance which enable you to contextualise your movement enquiry and apply compositional skills as practiced by the professional artist. Devising dance and theatre which draws from cultural contexts and/or concepts such as popular culture, identity, locality, society and non-Western dance practice, you will explore and apply approaches to movement making and composition in preparation for creating and choreographing a final piece of dance work which you will present in a public performance.

You will select two of the following modules:

CIR2103 Contemporary Circus (20 credits)

Contemporary Circus provides a broad-based introduction to the diverse contemporary field of circus, allowing you to develop a basic level of circus skills in the context of a thorough historical and social exploration of the significance of contemporary circus. The module focuses in particular on the current state of the field of circus arts and the multiple forms and guises in which circus appears in contemporary culture. This will include developing your awareness of the breadth of potential employment opportunities within the growing field of clowning, in addition to furthering your understanding of the routes and means by which those employment opportunities could be attained.

CIR2104 Aerial Dance: Breaking Ground (20 credits)

Aerial Dance: Breaking Ground introduces you to the core skills (physical, technical and creative) in aerial performance and familiarises you with the evolution of contemporary aerial performance. You will also be taught the correct use of basic aerial equipment and different types of harness and discover their uses in performance. The module has a particular focus on the physical training and skill acquisition necessary to perform bungee-assisted dance, with some time dedicated to learning about the specialised equipment involved. You will also receive a comprehensive outline of the evolution of aerial dance and undertake independent research into contemporary practices in aerial performance.

CIR2105 Aerial Circus Performance (20 credits)

Aerial Circus Performance introduces you to the practical, creative and safe acquisition of aerial skills in the context of contemporary circus. Due to the severe technical demands of aerial circus performance, this module will be heavily weighted towards physical skill development. A training regime will run alongside skills tuition in order to increase personal strength levels to help execute the techniques you will learn. A range of traditional circus equipment will be used to encourage the transference of skills between different but related apparatus. Alongside the development of skills, you will also learn to interpret and analyse aerial circus performance in relation to the history of circus and its evolution in the twentieth century.

DAN2105 Dance Making and Performance 2 (20 credits)

Dance Making and Performance 2 progresses from an initial group focus of exploring dance practice and theatre in relation to a range of cultural frameworks to offer you the opportunity to engage with independent creative projects. This will enable you to investigate your creative and contextual ideas in the process of devising choreography. You will work in the role of choreographer or co-choreographer, synthesising research into practice to create choreography for public performance. As a collaborative group, you will be responsible for in-house promotion of your performance events and the scheduling of both technical and dress rehearsals. Focused studio practice sessions will facilitate the continued development of your dance practice.

DAN2106 Teaching Practice (20 credits)

Teaching Practice is a project-based practice module in which you are expected to demonstrate independence and entrepreneurship in the delivery of an applied dance project. You will gain an understanding of, and develop, effective dance principles, alongside focused studio practice. You will implement a project in your chosen setting and document this using industry models for evaluating applied dance. You will be assisted in fieldwork by working from a menu of client groups who have been contacted and briefed by the programme team.

DAN2107 Dance Theatre Performance (20 credits)

Dance Theatre Performance focuses on the practical exploration and critical interrogation of contemporary dance theatre. The module explores choreographic and creative strategies while also enabling the acquisition and development of embodied knowledge and skills through the context of a tutor-led production. Relevant historical, theoretical and socio-cultural perspectives will be considered and you will be required to critically engage with these themes in relation to your own creative and practical experiences.

If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

Level 6 (Year 3 of Full-Time Programme)

DAN3101 Researching Dance (20 credits)

Researching Dance offers you the opportunity to initiate research into an area of study that supports your personal interests and strengths in relevant performance, dance and/or movement practices. You will identify areas of inquiry, explore methodologies and sources, develop skills in writing a researched industry-style project proposal, and investigate relevant  practices, practitioners, and methods which inform current practice. You will also engage in professional development practices which are designed to enhance your graduate employability skills.

DAN3102 Dance Techniques 1 (20 credits)

Dance Techniques 1 develops your movement skills and techniques in addition to expanding your potential as an emerging dance professional. A combination of sessions relevant to current dance practice from the Western tradition are complemented by relevant cultural and popular forms. This experience will be underscored and widened through the study of experiential anatomy and holistic approaches to the moving body.

DAN3103 Dance Making and Performance 3 (20 credits)

Dance Making and Performance 3 involves collaborating with current professional practitioners in dance making for performance in theatre and non-theatre settings. You will engage with visiting artists and/or external venues and experience an interdisciplinary approach to dance making and performance. The aim of the module is to nurture your development as an artist through gaining authentic experience of current practice and the processes involved in realising performance work. There is also the opportunity to engage in processes that underpin the making and performance of dance work such as costume, lighting, tour development and management, locating and assessing settings for site work.

PAR3104 Dissertation (20 credits)

Dissertation provides the opportunity for you to undertake an independent investigation of an identified area of interest within relevant fields of current practice. You will identify areas of inquiry according to your own interests and strengths, and negotiate the parameters for independent study with your appointed supervisor. You will apply your research to the creation of a dissertation, which may take the form of a performance, creative, applied or written project.

You will select two of the following modules:

CIR3103 Circus and Silent Movies (20 credits)

Circus and Silent Movies enables you to research specific topics relating to physical comedy and clowning. You will analyse an aspect of physical comedy practice and demonstrate considerable depth of knowledge and understanding of its past and present forms. You will subsequently apply this research and relevant performance methodologies to the devising of a group or individual physical comedy performance. In doing so, the aim is to extend basic clowning skills and encourage you to develop your own imaginative and creative visions within the field of comic performance.

CIR3104 Independent Aerial Projects (20 credits)

Independent Aerial Projects is a module that enables you to develop your personal vision of aerial performance and explore this creatively in the context of contemporary practice. A written proposal/outline for a project will be required, detailing the main aims, creative ideas and type of apparatus that you wish to focus on. You will be guided and assisted through the creative process with technical and artistic support. On completion of the project, you will be invited to discuss and share aspects of your research and explain the critical perspectives adopted.

DAN3104 Jazz Dance (20 credits)

Jazz Dance introduces you to the cultural and performance aspects of jazz dance, studying the historical context of the form alongside focused studio practice. The module interrogates jazz dance from a traditional perspective, looking at its origins in New Orleans, to its development as concert dance in New York, and its impact on American theatre dance. Practical and theoretical approaches are used to identify and discuss the work of key artists in relation to historic practices, concepts and contexts. This will include tap dance, social/concert dance, and modern jazz dance influences.

DAN3105 Dance Techniques 2 (20 credits)

Dance Techniques 2 gives emphasis to your own command over your individual artistry and engages with frameworks of specific techniques and practices through a combination of enhanced dance sessions and workshops. The techniques and practices studied will include genres such as contemporary, post-modern, somatic practice, jazz, hip-hop, and improvisation, in addition to focusing on performance in set scores/repertoire. The aim of the module is to support you in efficiently and reflectively implementing your anatomical and technical engagement to embody diverse dance practices. Providing a range of overlapping approaches to movement and dance will give you a rich palette from which to source your work, developing your unique potential as a mover and practitioner and encouraging self-reflection.

PAR3106 Arts and Enterprise (20 credits)

Arts and Enterprise is a theory and practice-based module where you are expected to demonstrate independence in the creation and implementation of an applied performance project. You will utilise skills of an independent practitioner, such as enterprise, pitching for work, project management and the articulation of current arts funding and strategies involved in the planning and delivery of a project. You will devise and deliver projects in a real world context and experience challenges in unfamiliar settings which will enhance your skills in problem solving, negotiation, collective decision making and liaising with client groups.

PFA3103 Installation and Immersive Performance (20 credits)

Installation and Immersive Performance explores and interrogates contemporary, innovative and avant-garde practice in areas such as video art, installation art, performance art and immersive performance. The module will develop an advanced knowledge and critical perspective on specific areas of your choice within the subject area and provides you with the opportunity to create live art work manipulating your own creative relationship between ‘body’, visual technologies, critical-scenographies and live performance. The aim is to challenge the conventional definitions and boundaries of current understanding of what constitutes performance.

PFA3108 Dancing Anarchy (20 credits)

Dancing Anarchy analyses non-mainstream dance practice and examines its relationship with established and traditional forms. The module questions how dance might be deployed in the service of specific political, social and cultural agendas. Using a wide range of non-mainstream performance practices, you will analyse and create hybrid forms of dance. You will also develop dance-performance vocabulary in terms of appreciating and producing dramatically visual choreography.

If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

In addition to the optional module choices listed above, it may be possible to apply to take an alternative 20 credit module in Year 2 and/or an alternative 20 credit module in Year 3 from outside the programme curriculum. Some restrictions on this elective module choice may apply.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria

Entry Requirements

128 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Dance or a related subject.

Relevant experience will be taken into account and all offers are made on the basis of an audition workshop.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Example Offers

Some typical examples of how you can achieve 128 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Levels – ABB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) – Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma – 45 credits at Level 3, for example 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

You will be qualified to seek a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher of dance, dance officer, youth dance practitioner, in business, administration, community arts, primary and secondary teaching (further training required), youth service, writing for dance, or postgraduate study and research.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Year – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement as part of your programme (usually the third year of a four year degree) and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend an additional year (usually the third year of a four year degree) studying or working abroad;
  • Language Learning – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your degree (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study;
  • Elective Modules – you may be able to apply to substitute one optional module in Year 2 and/or one optional module in Year 3 with alternative elective modules from outside the programme curriculum.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or study abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a full-time basis in academic year 2017/18, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18 are £11,575 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this undergraduate degree on a part-time basis in academic year 2017/18, the tuition fee will be £77 per credit, i.e. £1,540 per 20 credit module. 360 credits are required to complete an undergraduate degree.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Full-time UK students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2017/18, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters guide for your intended mode of study.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

ScholarshipsEdge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible full-time UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

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Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented since 1st September 2015.

12th April 2017 - Elective Module Choice

With effect from academic year 2017/18, you may be able to apply to substitute one 20 credit optional module in Year 2 and/or one 20 credit optional module in Year 3 with alternative elective modules from outside the programme curriculum. Some restrictions on elective module choice may apply.

10th April 2017 - Withdrawal of Modules

CIR2102 Clown (20 credits), DAN2108 Movement for the Singing Actor (20 credits), DES2101 Visual Dramaturgy (20 credits), DES2104 Costume for Performance (20 credits), DES2105 The Body in Costume (20 credits), DES2107 Introduction to Prosthetic Makeup (20 credits), DRA2105 Imagining Better Worlds: Theatre, Learning and Development (20 credits), DRA2107 The Art and Craft of the Playwright (20 credits), DRA2108 The Art of the Actor and Rise of the Director (20 credits), DRA2109 English Renaissance Tragedy (20 credits), The Theatre of Sweet Violence and Wild Justice (20 credits), DRA2110 The Dramatic Art of Comedy: Making Purposeful Laughter in the Theatre (20 credits), MUS2105 Popular Musicals (20 credits), PFA2101 Site Specific Performance (20 credits), PFA2104 Light and Projection in Performance (20 credits), PFA2105 Nineteenth Century Popular Performance (20 credits), PFA2107 Multimedia Shakespeare (20 credits) and TEC2100 Developing Technical Theatre Skills (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.

AER3001 Aerial Performance 2 (20 credits), CIR3102 Applied Circus (20 credits), DES3101 The Scenographic Space (20 credits), DES3103 Scenographic Costumes (20 credits), DES3104 Advanced Prosthetic Makeup and Special Effects (20 credits), DES3105 Practice as Research in Costume (20 credits), DRA3103 Acting and Directing Reconsidered (20 credits), DRA3104 Theatre, Gender and Sexual Politics (20 credits), DRA3105 Theatre of War: Ideological Conflict and Political Commitment in Drama (20 credits), DRA3106 Postcolonial Theatres (20 credits), DRA3107 On The Road: Enabling Better Worlds (20 credits), DRA3108 Event Planning and Management (20 credits), MUS3102 Contemporary Musical Theatres (20 credits), MUS3103 American Musicals (20 credits), PFA3104 Drag Kings and Drag Queens (20 credits), PFA3106 Autobiographical Performance(20 credits), PFA3107 Contemporary Popular Performance (20 credits) and TEC3100 Advanced Technical Theatre Skills (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.

18th October 2016 - New Module Added

A Language module is now available as a Year 3 option, providing Language modules were studied in Years 1 and 2.