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Dance

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Dance at Liverpool Hope.

Dance at Liverpool Hope investigates social, historical and cultural meanings of dance. You will also explore the many traditions that make up local and global 21st-century dance culture. The course will give you the opportunity to try a range of dance forms and to develop your choreographic and performance skills. We have established relationships with Merseyside Dance Initiative, Taciturn and Tmesis dance companies, and Milapfest, an outstanding Indian performing arts company, is resident at the Capstone Theatre on the Creative Campus. This means that our students benefit from classes with working professionals across a range of dance traditions and practices.

The Dance programme will enable you to develop skills in choreography and performance practice, by studying western theatre dance alongside performance traditions of non-western cultures. Dance practices are viewed within a framework of informing ideas, histories and skills, and emphasise student creativity, performance and production.

The course has a particular focus on cultural pluralism, studying performance traditions from non-western cultures and their presence, meanings and use in 21st century UK society. Your course will integrate practical work (performance, creation, design and presentation of dance) with theoretical studies (analytical, historical, critical and contextual).

Throughout your degree, you will continue to expand your understanding of, and practice in dance, technically, creatively, and critically. You will interrogate choreographic traditions and associated contextual studies and take courses in studio practice and critical studies. Finally, you will take advanced courses in studio practice and critical studies which prepare you for work as an independent dancer or choreographer.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • 88% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Dance at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The Creative Campus has excellent dance facilities, including an impressive studio, a well‑equipped studio theatre and the magnificent Capstone Theatre, which is a public performance venue.
  • The programme is structured around theatre visits and developing your own practice, enriched by residencies with established professionals.
  • There is a strong commitment to community dance practice, which is a good route into professional employment.
  • You will be taught by practitioners and the teaching is underpinned by research meaning it is relevant, intellectual and contemporary.
  • 67% of the research of the Department is at least at internationally recognised level. 80% of their Impact is rated internationally recognised. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Dance at Liverpool Hope in our Dance Subject Guides. 

Dance Subject Guide 2017

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

Level 1

Dance in Contexts integrates practical work (performance, creation, design and presentation of dance) with theoretical studies (analytical, historical, critical and contextual).

Level 2

You will continue to expand your understanding of, and practice in dance, technically, creatively, and critically.

You will also interrogate choreographic traditions and associated contextual studies and take courses in studio practice and critical studies, as well as learning to document dance performance through media.

Level 3

You will take advanced courses in studio practice and critical studies, which prepare you for work as an independent dance artist/choreographer, and/or in dance in community and applied contexts.

Should you decide to pursue further study, your degree will prepare you for a range of postgraduate dance programmes.   

You may also be interested in...

Creative and Performing Arts

Drama and Theatre Studies

 

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should have experience of dance techniques. All applicants will be required to attend an audition.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Dance is a combined honours course and can be studied together with the following subjects:

Dance and Biology

UCAS code 8T46

Dance and Creative Writing

UCAS code C478

Dance and Drama & Theatre Studies 

UCAS code WW54

Dance and Early Childhood

UCAS code WL59

Dance and Education

UCAS code XW35

Dance and English Language

UCAS code WQ35

Dance and Film & Visual Culture 

UCAS code D367

Dance and Human Biology

UCAS code 2A12

Dance and Media & Communication

UCAS code WP53

Dance and Music

UCAS code WW53

Dance and Nutrition

UCAS  code WB40

Dance and Philosophy & Ethics

UCAS code W5V5

Dance and Psychology

UCAS code W5C8

Dance and Sport and Physical Education

UCAS code WC53

All of these course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.       

          

              

                                           

                             

Employability

Creative industries are the fastest-growing sector of the UK economy, and account for some 7% of global GDP (currently rising annually by 10%). Our graduates work across the creative sector, and their highly developed social and practical skills make them very employable in a wide range of workplaces.

Dance graduates work as freelance dancers and choreographers, community dance artists, teachers in primary and secondary education, and arts administrators.

Danielle Knight (2011) is currently training as a dance movement therapist, Laura Appleton (2011) is employed at the Liverpool’s Black E Centre as a community dance artist and Grace Goulding (2010) successfully completed an apprenticeship program with Hope Street Ltd and is currently enrolled on an MA in Creative Practice here at Liverpool Hope.

 

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Dance at Liverpool Hope.

Dance at Liverpool Hope investigates social, historical and cultural meanings of dance. You will also explore the many traditions that make up local and global 21st-century dance culture. The course will give you the opportunity to try a range of dance forms and to develop your choreographic and performance skills. We have established relationships with Merseyside Dance Initiative, Taciturn and Tmesis dance companies, and Milapfest, an outstanding Indian performing arts company, is resident at the Capstone Theatre on the Creative Campus. This means that our students benefit from classes with working professionals across a range of dance traditions and practices.

The Dance programme will enable you to develop skills in choreography and performance practice, by studying western theatre dance alongside performance traditions of non-western cultures. Dance practices are viewed within a framework of informing ideas, histories and skills, and emphasise student creativity, performance and production.

The course has a particular focus on cultural pluralism, studying performance traditions from non-western cultures and their presence, meanings and use in 21st century UK society. Your course will integrate practical work (performance, creation, design and presentation of dance) with theoretical studies (analytical, historical, critical and contextual).

Throughout your degree, you will continue to expand your understanding of, and practice in dance, technically, creatively, and critically. You will interrogate choreographic traditions and associated contextual studies and take courses in studio practice and critical studies. Finally, you will take advanced courses in studio practice and critical studies which prepare you for work as an independent dancer or choreographer.

 

Why choose this subject?

  • 88% of students were satisfied with the learning resources available for Dance at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • The Creative Campus has excellent dance facilities, including an impressive studio, a well‑equipped studio theatre and the magnificent Capstone Theatre, which is a public performance venue.
  • The programme is structured around theatre visits and developing your own practice, enriched by residencies with established professionals.
  • There is a strong commitment to community dance practice, which is a good route into professional employment.
  • You will be taught by practitioners and the teaching is underpinned by research meaning it is relevant, intellectual and contemporary.
  • 67% of the research of the Department is at least at internationally recognised level. 80% of their Impact is rated internationally recognised. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Dance at Liverpool Hope in our Dance Subject Guides. 

Dance Subject Guide 2017

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

Level 1

Dance in Contexts integrates practical work (performance, creation, design and presentation of dance) with theoretical studies (analytical, historical, critical and contextual).

Level 2

You will continue to expand your understanding of, and practice in dance, technically, creatively, and critically.

You will also interrogate choreographic traditions and associated contextual studies and take courses in studio practice and critical studies, as well as learning to document dance performance through media.

Level 3

You will take advanced courses in studio practice and critical studies, which prepare you for work as an independent dance artist/choreographer, and/or in dance in community and applied contexts.

Should you decide to pursue further study, your degree will prepare you for a range of postgraduate dance programmes.   

You may also be interested in...

Creative and Performing Arts

Drama and Theatre Studies

 

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, applicants should have experience of dance techniques. All applicants will be required to attend an audition.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Dance is a combined honours course and can be studied together with the following subjects:

Dance and Biology

UCAS code 8T46

Dance and Creative Writing

UCAS code C478

Dance and Drama & Theatre Studies 

UCAS code WW54

Dance and Early Childhood

UCAS code WL59

Dance and Education

UCAS code XW35

Dance and English Language

UCAS code WQ35

Dance and Film & Visual Culture 

UCAS code D367

Dance and Human Biology

UCAS code 2A12

Dance and Media & Communication

UCAS code WP53

Dance and Music

UCAS code WW53

Dance and Nutrition

UCAS  code WB40

Dance and Philosophy & Ethics

UCAS code W5V5

Dance and Psychology

UCAS code W5C8

Dance and Sport and Physical Education

UCAS code WC53

All of these course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.       

          

              

                                           

                             

Employability

Creative industries are the fastest-growing sector of the UK economy, and account for some 7% of global GDP (currently rising annually by 10%). Our graduates work across the creative sector, and their highly developed social and practical skills make them very employable in a wide range of workplaces.

Dance graduates work as freelance dancers and choreographers, community dance artists, teachers in primary and secondary education, and arts administrators.

Danielle Knight (2011) is currently training as a dance movement therapist, Laura Appleton (2011) is employed at the Liverpool’s Black E Centre as a community dance artist and Grace Goulding (2010) successfully completed an apprenticeship program with Hope Street Ltd and is currently enrolled on an MA in Creative Practice here at Liverpool Hope.

 

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Dance, Drama and Performance Studies

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