CERT HE 
INTRODUCTION TO 
DANCE

Qualification | Certificate in Higher Education

Course Leader | TBC

Validated by | University of East London (UEL)

Location | Woking

Programme Length | 1 Year, Full-Time
Start Date | September 2023

COURSE OVERVIEW

Italia Conti’s new Cert HE in Dance is designed to train you in the dance skills needed to embark on a full-time degree course in dance or the performing arts.   

  

You will study a one-year, full-time course, leading to a Certificate of Higher Education Introduction to Dance after successful completion of study.  Italia Conti’s CertHE Introduction to Dance course is designed to give you a clear understanding of what professional dance training and the work of a professional dancer entails and you will begin to develop the skills that form the foundation of a dancer’s professional training. 

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COURSE STRUCTURE

On this course you will be introduced to the basic principles of dance training, delivered through the following modules:

 

DANCE SKILLS 

You will train in Ballet, Jazz, Aerial skills, alongside other dance and movement forms. The basis of the work is to provide you with the basic foundational skills in each of the dance styles as well as embedding key skills such as safe practice, anatomy of the body and expressive skills.

 

DANCE AUDITION PRACTICE 

You will experience the requirements of a professional audition through a variety of workshops, masterclasses, and projects to prepare you for auditions at dance conservatoires and institutions. A core audition discipline for Dance courses is contemporary dance, therefore this discipline is honed through this module alongside audition practice. This module is essential for preparing you as reflective and self-evaluative artist for further dance study.

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE (DANCE)

This module focuses on the development of your rehearsal and performance skills, your ability to implement and synthesise dance skills and develop your choreographic skills. The module follows the process of rehearsal through to the sharing of dance work and dance performance.

 

 CONTEXTUAL PRACTICE

This module prepares you as a critical, reflective and informed student in the wider field of dance study. The module prepares you for the written requirements of the application process in dance conservatoire training as well as developing critical reflection skills, through essay writing and presentations.

 

Our approach to dance training is rooted in the variety of dance styles and movement approaches in Ballet, Jazz dance, Contemporary dance and Aerial skills. This approach develops you as a versatile dancer and performer. Furthermore, the Italia Conti approach is one of developing your skills to become an autonomous and reflective learner.  You will construct a personal way of working, which you can continue to develop at other dance conservatoires, institutions or other learning environments. On completing the CertHE Introduction to Dance you will have knowledge of the skills necessary to develop as a dancer entering professional training and the capacity to apply them.

 

FEES & FUNDING

UK Tuition Fees | £9250 per academic year, (paid in advanced termly instalments)

Audition Fee | £45 (non-refundable)

Deposit | £275 (The deposit is refundable within 14 calendar days of the payment being received by Italia Conti but will not be refunded thereafter 

               for non-enrolment. It will be held by the School and will be refundable on completion of the course, without interest, less any outstanding

               sums owed by the student to Italia Conti.)

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Terms and conditions apply upon acceptance to Italia Conti.

FUNDING

The Cert HE course offers the following funding options:

-  Student Finance

-  Private Funding

See Further Funding Info >

AUDITION FEE WAIVER

Italia Conti welcome application for audition fee waivers for those who are eligible.

 

See Audition Fee Wavier >

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Awen Jones

 
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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENTRY TO BA (HONS) DANCE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:

-  18+ by the 31st August in the year of entry​.

-  Level 2 English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4 or above or recognised equivalent

   qualifications. 

-  64 UCAS points or admission through recognition of non standard entry

   qualifications/experience:

  • A level: CC

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: MPP

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: MM

  • Access to HE Diploma: M = 15 credits, P = 30 credits

-  IELTS Level 6

-  Legal right to reside/study in the UK for the full period of the programme.

-  Successful audition through Italia Conti, details of which can be found below.

-  Evidence in hard copy of all the above must be provided.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

After completing the application process you will be invited to attend one of our audition days where you will be required to demonstrate a variety of skills. Information about auditions can be found below.​

 

APPLICATION

Application to the Cert HE course is to be made through UCAS only. Please note that our listing on UCAS is TBC University of East London (UEL) - Dance.

UCAS Institution Code | E28    

UCAS Course Code | W415

 

Once applicants have applied for the Cert HE Dance programme through UCAS they will receive an email from UEL containing a link to Italia Conti's Cert HE application form. Applicants must complete this form and pay the audition fee (£45) in order to be considered for the course. Applicants cannot apply through UCAS alone for this programme.

Applicants should have completed Italia Conti's application form and paid the audition fee by the 26th January in the year of application in order to be considered for audition. 

Applicants who have applied through UCAS and who have not received an email containing a link to Italia Conti's application form should contact

admissions@italiaconti.co.uk before the 26th January in the year of application. 

Audition fees are non-refundable. These fees act as both an administration fee for processing your application as well as a non-refundable deposit for a place on an audition day.

In line with our admissions policy, Italia Conti reserves the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point. Places on our courses are limited; it is usual for drama schools to make more offers than there are places. Acceptances are dealt with on a first come first serve basis and so early acceptance is advised.

 

AUDITION CRITERIA

UPDATE- Due to the volume and standard of applications received this year, Italia Conti need to extend our turnaround time for us to inform candidates of their result. Any first round applicant will receive the result from their audition submission within to 3-4 weeks of receipt. We apologise for the delay but every submission deserves our full time and attention.

FIRST ROUND AUDITION

RECALL AUDITION

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

INDUSTRY LINKS

Regular workshop sessions are held to give students the opportunity to work with directors, choreographers and industry professionals whilst training. During the 3rd year students take part in their final Showcase whereby agents are invited, and Italia Conti has connections with many of these. 

ALUMNI & GRADUATE SUCCESS

With over 110 years of Italia Conti history, our graduates populate the performance industries and include many famous faces. Recent graduates can be seen working on prestigious productions in all areas of the industry.

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