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BA (Hons)
Commercial Dance

About the Programme

The three-year BA (Hons) in Commercial Dance programme is unique in Europe. The programme develops polished, versatile and marketable commercial dancers capable of gaining and maintaining employment in commercial stage and entertainment productions. The programme is for aspiring dancers with passion, creativity, imagination and a real commitment to gaining and sustaining a lasting career in the commercial performing arts.

 

Intensive and Practical
The programme is highly practical and provides its students with the opportunity to learn through doing. Students take multiple dance technique and other practical classes each day (normally between three and five).

As the programme progresses more time is spent on public performance projects in the IAB theatre or other public venues. Whilst technique classes continue throughout the three years of the degree, in the third year the programme essentially operates as a Dance Company with the creation of a number a major commercial dance performance projects. 

 

Core Studies

·      Jazz Dance (Mattox, Lyrical, Commercial styles)

·      Commercial (Current trends)

·      Ballet and Contemporary Dance

·      Fitness and Health (Injury prevention, complimentary fitness training, applied anatomy)

 

Complementary Performance Studies

·      Versatility: heels, turns, jumps, tricks or leaps

·      Aerial Arts and Acro-Dance

·      Singing and Acting

·      Choreography (dance composition and production)

 

The degree is underpinned by a programme of professional and contextual studies, which provide the students with the business and critical and evaluative skills required of the successful empowered performer

 

Future Prospects
Graduates of BA (Hons) Commercial Dance will have all the key skills required for a sustainable career in the performing arts with a focus on commercial and entertainment dance forms

The degree will also allow them to progress on to further postgraduate / Master degree studies in Europe and the USA.

 

Who Is the Programme For?
The BA (Hons) Commercial Dance programme is designed for creative and ambitious dancers who are committed to gaining and sustaining a career in dance performance and creation across a range of performance styles, but principally in commercial and entertainment dance forms.

To be awarded a place on the Dance programme applicants will need to demonstrate physical fitness, strong dance technical skills, creativity and imagination, passion and determination and very importantly openness to learning and experimentation. The programme is designed for students who have had substantial prior experience in dance.

Future Prospects
Graduates from the BA (Hons) in Commercial Dance programme will have the entire key skills required for a sustainable career in commercial dance practice. 

Graduates will not only be a creative artist with a substantial portfolio of work behind them, but also will also be a professional practitioner with the commercial and networking skills to go out and find work and make their own work. 

As a Commercial Dance graduate from the Institute of the Arts they will be in a unique position. Not only will they have refined and defined skills in Dance but will also have professional knowledge and expertise in a range of other performing arts disciplines.

The degree will also allow them to progress on to further postgraduate / Master degree studies in Europe and the USA.

Who Is the Programme For?
The BA Hons Commercial Dance programme is for students who are committed to gaining and maintaining a performance or choreographic career in the specific areas of entertainment and Commercial Dance. 

To be awarded a place on the Commercial Dance programme you will need to demonstrate high levels of skills in technique and performance, passion, determination, leadership skills and openness to learning. 

The programme is designed for students at/or near advanced/ intermediate technical levels who require an intensive period of commercial preparation to enter the highly competitive and dynamic world of work.

Tuition Fees for course starting in September 2018


How To Apply

 

Applying is simple. Click here to apply (people residing in the Americas, see below):


Residents of North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, click here to start your application:

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