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Performing and Production Arts UAL Level 3 Diploma (Phoenix Starr Academy of Dance)

This study programme will equip you with dance skills across a range of disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz, focussing on Commercial and Hip Hop Dance. Developed in association with one of the UK’s first Hip Hop Dance colleges, this course focusses on creating employable, diverse dancers. As well as Dance Performance, you will also develop choreographic skills, enabling you to explore a wider aspect of the dance world.

You will work alongside industry professionals from the West End and Commercial Dance world to develop your skills both as a performer and as a professional. This course will be approximately 25 contact hours a week, taking place over 5 days. You will study at our Bedford College Cauldwell Street Campus as well as at The Phoenix Starr Academy Studios along with other members of the Phoenix Starr Academy family.

PSAD

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

  • Entry will also be subject to participation in an audition where you will be required to perform a two minute dance routine in a style of your choice.


Course content

During the study programme you will study a range of dance techniques, focussing on Commercial and Hip Hop Dance.

You will also study academic units that will develop your analytical skills, as well as your understanding of the performing arts industries including self-promotion, CV writing other skills needed as a freelancer, all enabling you to become an employable dance professional.

All of our technique classes are banded, meaning that you will be working with dancers at your level and ensuring that you are being challenged.

Additional Technique Classes:

  • Commerical Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Locking
  • Popping
  • Whacking
  • Jazz Dance
  • Ballet
  • Tap
  • Contemporary Dance

  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade 9-4 (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 and Production Arts UAL Level 3 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 approximately £100 for trips, visits and competition entries.  All students are expected to wear the Academy uniform, available to purchase from www.phoenixstarrcollege.com. This will cover all classes including as a minimum; PSAD T-shirt, ballet leotard and jazz leotard at approximately £80.  Students can provide their own ballet shoes and tights or purchase them from PSAD.

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 Apply

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 14/09/2020 Launch our fee calculatorFree if 16-18yrs. Are you 19+?
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Cauldwell Street L1653

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