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FDA in Professional and Commercial Dance

This intensive industry driven programme is aimed to prepare aspiring young dancers for a diverse career within the professional and commercial dance sector. Driven by industry trends this course will provide you with a solid foundation of all core dance techniques and styles to ensure you’ll be fully prepared for employment in the diverse 21st century professional and commercial dance sector or to progress onto further training at Level 6 should you wish.

Our demanding, industry relevant 2-year FdA offers the opportunity to acquire and develop essential technical, artistic and theoretical competence through professional training to an advanced standard. The course is delivered by a range of highly qualified and specialist industry faculty alongside expert guest professionals within their field. This will ensure you receive the highest possible standard of training which reflects the current needs of the sector as well as providing a balanced education to ensure career longevity.

The successful completion of our 2-year FdA provides the platform for the aspiring dance artist to begin professional career in the dance and performing arts industry. For those students wishing to continue their training there is the option to continue your training upon one of our specialist top-up pathways to gain a full BA (Hons) at Shockout.

 

Modular Structure

Year 1

  • Core Techniques 1
  • Commercial Dance (Preparation for the Industry)
  • Musical Theatre Techniques
  • Professional and Commercial dance Studies (Industry in Practice)

 

Year 2

  • Professional and Commercial Industry Practice & Performance
  • Professional and Commercial Industry in Context
  • Choreographic Devices
  • Musical Theatre Techniques & Performance

 

Requirements

64 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC or HND) and experience of dance is preferred.

In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected.

How to apply

  1. Fill out and the Online Application, and upload a photo of yourself
  2. After your Application is received you will be sent an email and be allocated an audition date
  3. Confirm your audition date
  4. Attend your confirmed audition date
  5. You will then receive a letter offering you a conditional or unconditional offer
  6. You must then confirm or reject your place

Our Facilities

All lessons take place at Studio 25 Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M4 1PE. The Campus is located on Church Street where we have eight industry standard studios.

• Eight industry standard studios
• Library
• Changing room facilities
• Canteen
• Student area
• Wi-Fi

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More courses available to you as follows:

MA Dance (Specialist Title)

The MA Dance (Specialist Title) will allow recent graduates and working professionals to further develop, enhance and increase their professional practical and creative skills, alongside developing and strengthening their critical analytical and skills to sustain and enhance career longevity.

Award: MA

Finance Available

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 1 Year

BA(hons) Musical Theatre Top Up (1 Year)

Our intensive final  year BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre Top Up course course offers you the opportunity to build on your existing dance-related foundation degree or HND  and the chance for aspiring performs to develop, acquire, and refine the necessary technical and artistic skills to become professional musical theatre performers

Award: BA (hons)

UCAS code: N/A

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 1 Year

FDA Musical Theatre

Our 2-year FdA is an intensive programme that offers the opportunity for students to develop and acquire the necessary technical and artistic skills to become professional Musical Theatre performers. Throughout your training, you’ll explore the core techniques of acting, voice and dance.

Award: FDA

UCAS code: P425

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 2 Years

BA (Hons) Top-Up Street Dance Artistry & Hip Hop Theatre

Our intensive final year BA (Hons) Street Dance Artistry and Hip Hop Theatre course offers you the opportunity to build on your existing dance-related foundation degree or HND. It provides an eclectic mix of styles and techniques, Breaking, Popping, Locking, House, Whacking, Voguing and Hip-Hop Foundations, underpinned by core techniques.

Award: BA(Hons)

UCAS code: W766

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 1 Year

FDA Street & Hip Hop Vernacular dance

This course provides an eclectic mix of styles and techniques including Breaking, Popping, Locking, House, Whacking, Voguing and Hip-Hop Foundations, underpinned by core techniques. Through a range of industry led projects and performance opportunities you will acquire and refine the essential skills to an advance and professional standard to ensure you are prepared for employment whilst continuing to nurture your creative identity and practice.

Award: FDA

UCAS code: W762

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 2 Years

MA Professional & Commercial Dance

The MA in Professional & Commercial Dance will allow recent graduates and working professionals to refine, enhance and increase their performance and creative practice, alongside developing and strengthening their critical, analytical and research skills at Masters level.

Award: MA

Finance Available

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 1 Year

PGCE (M) Post Graduate Certification in Education 14+ Dance

Our 1 year Postgraduate Certificate in Education offers students and professionals the opportunity to acquire and develop the essential skills to progress into, or further their teaching career and practice.

Award: (M)

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 1 Year

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

This course will help you explore the core techniques of acting, voice and dance, whilst developing a wide range of knowledge in devising, developing a production, audition and casting techniques preparing you to an advanced/level 6.

Award: BA (Hons)

UCAS code: W430

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 3 Years

BA Hons in Professional and Commercial Dance

Our 3 year BA Hons course offers the opportunity to acquire and develop essential technical, artistic and theoretical competence through professional training to an Advanced/level 6 standard.

Award: BA (Hons)

UCAS code: W660

Attendance: Full Time

Duration: 3 Years

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