Dance - 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

EHRENBERG S Dr (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

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

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

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.