The FdA Dance course is taught by a team of experienced professional practitioners with a wide range of skills and specialisms. The course is designed to inspire you by providing opportunities to train, create, perform and teach dance as an evolving artform. With a focus on preparation for a career in dance and related disciplines, the course places a strong emphasis on technical and practical learning, providing training in contemporary, jazz, ballet and commercial dance styles as well as choreography, improvisation, teaching practices, and performance. A combination of technique classes and lectures delivered by highly experienced staff and guest workshop facilitators will ensure that you will become a skilled, versatile and confident dancer and practitioner. The programme also focuses on industry preparation and will equip you with the skills needed to enter the profession or other careers such as teaching and the wider leisure industry.
We provide the opportunity to perform and experience dance in a variety of venues. Previous tours have included Berlin, Holland, London and Bristol.
The Foundation Degree in Dance comprises two-year FdA (Levels 4 and 5). This can be followed by a BA (Hons) Top-Up (Level 6) at a dance school or other university course. This structure allows for maximum flexibility, enabling you to achieve a qualification after two years or to continue for the full Honours degree.
You will take part in a wide variety of technique classes throughout the first year including Ballet, Jazz, Commercial and Contemporary. Some classes will be streamed according to your level so you will be placed in a class which reflects your ability. You will also have opportunities to take part in guest sessions delivered by professional artists and companies.
You will develop choreography skills throughout the year and create your own solo choreography which you will perform in our 250 seat Olympus Theatre. You will also have opportunities to develop the devising process within a group context.
You will develop the skills to lead dance workshops in community dance settings and have the opportunity to teach dance workshops within schools and the wider community.
Public performance opportunities will be present throughout the first year of the course and you will participate in productions in our 250 seat Olympus Theatre and 80 seat Studio 22 venue.
In the second year of the course you will continue to build on, and implement the technical skills acquired in the first year, through continued technique classes in Ballet, Jazz, Commercial and Contemporary dance. You will continue to strengthen and develop your performance mastery and this will be accompanied by guest lecturers and specialists within the industry. You will be responsible for staging your own group choreography as well as building professional industry skills.
You will work in a variety of performance contexts including a touring performance to schools, dance platforms and productions in our 250 seat Olympus Theatre and 80 seat Studio 22 venue.
All our Further Education (FE) college courses are free to UK residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August. You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources (material fee). However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help to cover part or all of your material fee from SGS College's Money Management Service. You should apply for financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2019 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee. If you're over 19 years of age, please contact us directly for full fee information.
Don't let the cost of funding your future put you off. All our university level programmes are eligible for Student Finance England, Wales or Scotland. If eligible Student Finance will cover the full tuition cost of your university programme, you may also be eligible for a maintenance loan to support your living/travel expenses. Part-time course fees are reduced by 50% of the full-time fee per academic year.> College Level | Bursaries > University Level | Bursaries & Scholarships
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either on of our "top-up" programmes or one at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
FdA - A foundation degree is a degree level qualification, which combines academic study with work place learning. Designed in association with employers, they are qualifications to equip people with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve academic results as well as improve performance and entry into the profession. You can "top-up" an FdA qualification to a Bachelors degree by studying an additional year on either our "top-up" or at another institution. This is known as a 2+1 study mode.
BA (Hons) - Our one year BA (Hons) "top-up" course provides students with the opportunity to "top-up" their FdA or HND qualification to a bachelors. You can also join us from another institute for your "top-up"
HND - An HND is equivalent to the second year of a Bachelors degree. It takes two years of full-time study to complete, or three to four years part time, and is designed to equip you with skills relevant to your chosen career