*Please note that for 2019/20 this programme will be running on a full-time basis only.
This intensive, full–time programme in Dance and English language is designed for international students to achieve an English Language qualification alongside specialist dance training to enable them to qualify for entry to taught postgraduate studies in dance in the UK, and to work towards individual learning, training, and professional goals.
Students on this programme undertake practical studies at graduate level in contemporary dance practice. There are three core modules:
- Contemporary Dance Technique, which provides progressive focussed technical learning in contemporary dance;
- Choreography, in which students develop an understanding of their own artistry and aesthetic concerns;
- Choreological Practice, where students utilise embodied understanding of the structures of human movement and apply that to dance practice.
You will study alongside students following the Graduate Diploma in Dance, whilst following an intensive specialist course in English language.
Module 1 - Technical Dance Practice: Contemporary Dance Technique
Module 2 - Creative Dance Practice 1: Choreography
Module 3 - Creative Dance Practice 2: Choreological Practice
Module 4 - Elective (Either Technical Dance Practice: Ballet, or Extending Dance Practice: The Dancing Body and The Creative Body)
Module 5 - Integrated Skills in English
Successful graduates will achieve a level 6 Trinity Laban Graduate Diploma in Dance and English.
All students taking the Integrated Skills in English module as part of their programme will be entered for the Trinity ISE II (B2) or Trinity ISE III (C1) examination. The ISE qualification can be used to demonstrate the level of English required for entry to another undergraduate (B2) or postgraduate (C1) programme at Trinity Laban.
For further details see our Programme Specification
Teaching and Learning
The Programme consists of 1200 notional learning hours: approx. 800-900 contact hours (including tutorials); approx. 300-380 self-directed learning hours. Contact hours and selfdirected learning hours are different for each Module.
How will I learn?
Learning will take place through a blend of formal tuition, experiential learning and personal study.
- Technical/performance training and creative practice form the central elements of the core Dance modules with learning and teaching taking place in classes, rehearsals, workshops and tutorials.
- Lecture-based learning and teaching is normally delivered in group lectures or seminars. Students will be supported in the move from guided learning to greater autonomy through their year of study.
- Individual practice (for example, self-directed learning in the body conditioning studio), independent research for developing a personal creative practice, rehearsal of choreographic work developed with peers, and practice time, are all essential elements of conservatoire learning.
- Collaborative learning and practice is a central focus of the programme, with modules 2 and 3 in particular focussing on the creative, collaborative and co-operative exploration with others and involving students as co-creators of their own learning experience.
- English Language teaching will take place in small groups with dialogue and contextualised language at the heart of the process. Students will be set weekly tasks in an approach that seeks to prepare students thoroughly for the required assessments in an immersive experience with English as the medium for instruction. Learning modes will be varied, with students encouraged to use multiple resources to support their learning, and to engage in regular peer-peer dialogue in English.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment tasks are designed to demonstrate your ability to meet the respective learning outcomes of each module and include: practical classes; structured tasks; practical presentations; performance; oral presentations. Assignments are phased and a schedule of submission/presentation dates is published each year.
Applicants are expected to:
- Have experience in a dance/performance arts related area, and a first degree or equivalent level of academic/artistic maturity (such as through experiential knowledge, professional experience, or other qualifications). Recognition of prior learning (RPL) can be applied for
- Hold an English language qualification: normally the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B2 (IELTS 5.5 min in all areas).
- Applicants are required to submit examples of their practice on DVD or online in support of their application.
Prior to submission of formal application, written/verbal interaction is encouraged between the Programme Leader and candidates to support them in identifying their interests for progression.
Contact: Melanie Clarke M.Clarke@trinitylaban.ac.uk
Fees and Finance
Fees for 2020/21
Fees are reviewed annually and may increase by up to 5% each year. The following fees are confirmed.
|Mode of Study||ALL STUDENTS|
|Full Time (1 year)||£16,480|
You can also view our Current and Past Fees.
Accommodation and Living Costs
This information can be found on our Costs of Living page.
Read about financial awards and external funding opportunities in the Fees and Finance section.
|Duration||11 Months (Full-time)|
|Start Date||September 2020|
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