Level 3 90 Credit Performing Arts (Dance)

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
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Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £4670, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course will provide you with a historical context of performance, as well as the practical skills required for performing in shows.

You will take part in workshops and will learn about the performing arts business as a whole. This course will include units such as dance choreography, contemporary dance, urban dance and movement skills.


The course is designed to stretch and challenge those who are looking to progress into a career within the sector. You will develop your performance and choreography skills through practical sessions and workshops with industry.

This practical qualification will allow you to explore and test your creativity. You will develop an extensive range of skills that are required for progression within the dance industry.


  • Investigating practitioners work
  • Developing Skills and techniques for live performance
  • Group performance workshop
  • Performing Arts in the Community
  • Individual performance commision
  • Final live performance tro an audience
  • Employment opportunities in the Performing Arts.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Assignment Feedback
Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will study the historical context of performance, as well as practical units that include rehearsing for and performing in shows.

Maths and English

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

We often have industry relevant practitioners attend the College, to deliver engaging workshops, including:
  • The Young Americans
  • West End Choreographer - Lee Proud
  • Physical Theatre Company - Frantic Assembly.

These opportunities may change on a yearly basis due to availability and opportunity.


You will complete a meaningful 60 hour work placement during your first and second year of study. It is expected that you source a placement that you feel is suited to your progression.

It is possible for you to seek work placement at dance establishments that will typically run after school hours. This can equate to 3-6 hours per week. You would then attend the placement for 10-20 weeks to complete your hours. You will also have the option, should you find a placement, to complete 60 hours over the course of a two week period where you would work full-time and attend your placement for that time and be off timetable.

Our students have progressed to study at a range of respected performing arts schools, including RSAMD, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Central School of Speech and Drama, The Theatre School of Manchester Metropolitan University, Bretton Hall College, E15 Acting School, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, The Webber Douglas Academy, Italia Conti Theatre School, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Mountview Theatre School, as well as foundation degree and bachelor degree programmes at universities throughout the country.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview. At this stage, you will demonstrate your practical abilities in a range of skills.
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Entry Criteria

In order to access this course, you must possess a minimum of four GCSEs at grades C or above (or equivalent), ideally this will include maths and English, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.