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Dance - Advanced - HND

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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code PE PF
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

The emphasis of the course is on performance in live theatre. Teaching experience forms part of the course in 2nd year. In Choreography and Physical Theatre students explore their creative talents. Dance Research and Analysis gives the student an insight into the development of dance. Musical Theatre is an important element of the course. In Contemporary Dance, Graham, Cunningham, Limon and Release are explored. Preparing for the industry of dance is an important part of the course with the emphasis on professional practice. Classical Ballet includes pointe work and repertoire. The Higher National Diploma provides a clear pathway following to a top up year at university in the UK and Northern Ireland leading to a B.A. (Hons) in Dance. Former students have gone on to the University of Bath Spa, Middlesex, Chester, Sunderland, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), De Montfort and Kent. BIFE is the only institute to offer the HND route to a degree in dance in Ireland, North & South.

What will you Study?

HND - Year 1:
Creative Arts Professional Practice
Creative Arts Research Skills
Choreography for Solo Performance
Classical Ballet Background and Technique
Contemporary Dance Techniques
Dance and Health
Jazz Dance Technique and Performance
Physical Theatre

HND - Year 2
Preparation, Process and Production in the Creative Arts
Choreography of Group Performance
Classical Ballet Development and Analysis
Contemporary Dance Techniques and Performance
Dance Criticism and Analysis
Musical Theatre Performance
Jazz Dance and Development
Applied Contemporary Performance Practice
Components subject to change
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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