Dance BA (Hons) - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) Dance

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Dance
DipHE Dance
CertHE Dance

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time URA13003 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY URA13003 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

This Programme is Suspended for entry for the 2019/20 Academic Year.

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Guildford School of Acting

Programme Leader

EHRENBERG Shantel (GSA)

Date of production/revision of spec

18/10/2019

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 PT DipHE
The ability to manage artistic integrity within a market context KCPT DipHE
The ability to manage self PT CertHE
The ability to create artistic self-sufficiency through the management of skills PT CertHE
The ability to adopt a creative and lateral approach PT DipHE
The ability to create networks, maintain and manage them and communicate effectively PT DipHE
The ability to be proactive, pragmatic and flexible reflective dance practitioner KCPT Ord
Dance across a range of social, historical, cultural, economic and artistic contexts K CertHE
Disciplinary frameworks and their interaction with dance K DipHE
Creative and compositional strategies and contexts for making, analysing and documenting dance and movement K CertHE
Practices and principles of contemporary dance practices and performance K BA (Hons)
Analyse, interpret and evaluate research outcomes 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 DipHE
Perform convincingly in specific contemporary dance forms and choreographic contexts 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
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

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 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits and are either semester based or year-long. GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.
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 three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are 15, 30, 45 or 60 credits and are either semester based or year-long. GSA delivers its provision across three teaching blocks, within the University of Surrey’s existing semester structure.
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

Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Optional modules for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

N/A

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Optional modules for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

N/A

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

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

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest 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 exchange(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 2019/0 academic year.