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Performing Arts (Dance) (Advanced) Level 3

This study programme will equip you with dance skills across a broad range of disciplines, including ballet, contemporary and jazz. You will also develop choreographic skills, enabling you to create dance routines for yourself and others.

Full-time

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 2 Years 

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C or 9-4 ideally including English and maths 
OR
  • Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Functional Skills/GCSE English and maths grades A*-C or 9-4

AND

  • Pass a dance audition workshop. 


Course content

During the study programme you will study a number of academic units that will develop your analytical skills, as well as your understanding of the performing arts industries and the role of dance within it. Due to the physically demanding nature of the course you will undertake a fitness programme to develop and maintain a high level of physical fitness.

  • Subject units:
    • Jazz
    • Ballet
    • Choreographing Dance
    • Dance Performance
    • Contemporary Dance
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications


Qualifications

Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Plus:

  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

You can also gain up to 168 UCAS points. 

Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you could progress on to the Performing Arts (Performance Pathway) HND here at the College or a specialist dance school in your chosen area to further develop your career prospects. This study programme also attracts up to 420 UCAS points towards entry on to a degree-level course.

Additional information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition fees, exam fees and College membership are free. However, there are additional costs associated with some courses. For example, you may be required to purchase specialist uniforms, equipment or books. To take part in this course there will be an additional fee of £20 for required clothing/uniform, and approximately £90 for trips and visits.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at www.bedford.ac.uk/finance

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 11/09/2017 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street L520

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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