Dance BA (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) Dance

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Dance
DipHE Dance
CertHE Dance

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URA13001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY URA13001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

W500

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Dance, Drama and Performance

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

SORGEL S Dr (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To equip students with models of theoretical and practical investigation through which they will engage in critical debate about contemporary dance practices, genres and socio-cultural contexts and histories

To develop embodied and creative understandings of dance and the creative industries in the UK

To prepare and develop students' critical knowledge and skills across performance, pedagogy and choreography

To facilitate students' independent learning, self-management and creativity

To foster creative independence with the ability to work collaboratively across different subject areas within GSA and Department of Music and Media

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The ability to balance creative independence with the ability to work collaboratively DipHE
The ability to manage artistic integrity within a market context DipHE
The ability to manage self CertHE
The ability to create artistic self-sufficiency through the management of skills CertHE
The ability to adopt a creative and lateral DipHE
The ability to create networks, maintain and manage them and communicate effectively DipHE
The ability to be proactive, pragmatic and flexible reflective dance practitioner Ord
Dance across a range of social, historical, cultural, economic and artistic contexts K CertHE
Policies, processes and systems of the dance infrastructure within the United Kingdom K DipHE
Disciplinary frameworks and their interaction with dance K CertHE
Creative and compositional strategies and contexts for making, analysing and documenting dance and movement K DipHE
Practices and principles of contemporary dance practices and performance K CertHE
Select and organise research materials and conceptual ideas C BA (Hons)
Analyse, interpret and evaluate research outcomes C BA (Hons)
Create and compose ideas for practical presentation and theoretical reflection using digital and electronic media C Ord
Critique, argue and debate research in oral, written and performed documentation and e-learning C Ord
Embodied knowledge of movement principles and choreographic skills C Ord
Critical reflection and peer assessment of students' own dance performances, pedagogy, management and creative work C Ord
Perform convincingly in specific contemporary dance forms and choreographic contexts P DipHE
Create solo and group choreography for theatre and non-theatre contexts using a range of compositional techniques P Ord
Gather and organise sources to plan, organise and manage a range of practical and reflective outcomes P Ord
Teach, facilitate and evaluate dance workshops, rehearsals and performances P Ord
Observe, analyse and accurately document movement using appropriate notational systems and computer software P DipHE
Write and disseminate critical debate about dance using analytic and creative strategies and registers of language P Ord
Communicate ideas through verbal, written and embodied expression T CertHE
Apply theory in practical contexts and vice versa T DipHE
Recognise distinct dance practices and choreographic strategies in their relevant socio-cultural, political and historical contexts T DipHE
Identify methodological problems and apply appropriate analytical skills and critical knowledge to their solution T BA (Hons)
Use e-learning, digital technology and databases to research and present work: library facilities, internet, word processing and specialist software T Ord
Work effectively as an individual or part of a team T DipHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
DANP007 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Optional 120 Year-long

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.