This brand new programme will commence in September 2019.
The BSc in Dance Science will enable students to develop a sophisticated level of knowledge and understanding of how the body works, and of how to support anyone participating in dance or in fitness and health activity. Areas of study will include biomechanics, exercise physiology, performance psychology, fitness and wellbeing. The course aims to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to be able to work in a range of roles within dance and within the health and fitness industries, or to progress to further study.
Trinity Laban is an established leader in the rapidly expanding field of Dance Science, having offered the world’s first Masters degree in Dance Science in 2001. Students on the new BSc Dance Science: Fitness and Health programme will have access to purpose-built facilities including our dance studios, lecture theatre, seminar rooms, Dance Science Laboratory and Body Conditioning Studio, as well as the Laban Library and Archive, which is the UK’s largest and most varied open access specialist research collection on dance and related subjects in physical and electronic form.
This new programme will commence in September 2019, subject to validation.
The Programme consists of three parts (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), which are undertaken over three consecutive academic years on a full time basis. Advancing through the programme, students will be increasingly encouraged to develop as independent learners.
In Part 1 the focus is on developing knowledge of key areas of Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition and Motor Skill Learning. Alongside this, students will acquire fundamental research skills including finding and interpreting sources critically and gaining knowledge of the main principles of research and research methods.
In Part 2 the focus is on consolidating and extending the material covered in Part 1 while introducing Performance Psychology and acquainting students with a range of methodologies for analysing movement and dance. Students will develop critical, creative and communication skills as well as foster a broader understanding of research methods. They will begin to apply their knowledge and understanding in different contexts and deepen their own embodied understanding of the material introduced through technical practice.
In Part 3 the focus will be on the application of the theoretical areas of Dance Science gained in Parts 1 and 2, to different contexts and populations. Students will develop the ability to evaluate critically, the outcome of their decisions and develop the capacity to plan, undertake and write-up, an independent research study.
Throughout the three years, students will engage in Technical Practice to apply theories, and concepts learned in the other modules, to develop their own dance skills and to deepen their understanding of Dance Science through practical and embodied learning.
Year 1 (120 credits):
- Technical Practice I (30 credits, 30 weeks)
- Functional Anatomy & Physiology (20 credits, 30 weeks)
- Nutrition (20 credits, 15 weeks)
- Motor Skill Learning (20 credits, 30 weeks)
- Researching Dance Science I (30 credits, 15 weeks)
Year 2 (120 credits):
- Technical Practice II (30 credits, 30 weeks)
- Analysis of Performance (40 credits, 30 weeks)
- Performance Psychology (20 credits, 15 weeks)
- Researching Dance Science II (30 credits, 15 weeks)
Year 3 (120 credits):
- Technical Practice III (20 credits, 30 weeks)
- Training Strategies for Dance, Fitness and Health (20 credits, 15 weeks)
- Creative Arts & Health (20 credits, 15 weeks)
- Project Dissertation (60 credits - supervisory tutorials)
Learning will take place through a blend of formal tuition, experiential learning and guided self-determined study in classes, workshops, small-groups, guided independent study and tutorials. Learning and teaching methods support the acquisition of knowledge and skills, alongside critical thinking and reflective evaluation. Collaborative learning and practice is a central tenet of Trinity Laban’s mission.
Curricular integration: taking an integrated approach to the curriculum, ‘topics of study’ will be phased through and across modules to ensure clear that the links between different areas of study are clear. This will particularly be the case for the Technical Practice module across the three years.
Guided self-determined activity: Students will be supported to move from guided learning to greater autonomy through their studies, using individual practice (for example, self-directed learning in the Dance Science Lab and Body Conditioning Studio), and independent research for Project development.
View a list of the Teaching Staff.
Assessment components are designed to demonstrate students’ ability to meet the respective learning outcomes of each module and include: practical demonstrations; open-ended tests, structured tasks; written reports, reflective journals, oral presentations; dissertation.
Assessment tasks are phased and a schedule of submission or presentation dates will be published at the beginning of each year.
Applicants will require three A-levels at grade B,B,C or DMM at BTEC Extended Diploma or a combination of equivalent Level 3 qualifications giving a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points.
An aptitude for Science normally demonstrated by an A-Level or equivalent in Maths, Science, Physical Education or Psychology.
This can include up to 24 points from one Level 3 Graded or Vocational Graded qualification in Dance on the NQF/RQF.
- Five GCSEs A*–C (or 9-4) including Mathematics, English Language and Science, Physical Education, or Psychology.
- Prior dance experience assessed through your personal statement.
Applicants will normally have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE. However, mature individuals with professional experience may also apply.
In addition, we accept a wide range of national and international qualifications using equivalencies from UCAS and UK NARIC. If you have any questions about your qualifications please contact email@example.com.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language should demonstrate proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in all areas.
Please note that following a formal application submission via UCAS Conservatoires, the interview dates for next year's entry will take place either in person or remotely on 28 January and 16 April 2019.
Read more here about how to apply.
Fees and Finance
Fees for the following academic years have been confirmed:
- Visit: Dance Fees 2019/20
It is not possible to confirm fees for future academic years, as fee changes are linked to inflation and changes in government policy.
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|Duration||3 years (Full-time)|
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