There are six core modules in Years 1 and 2. This is an outline of the module content:
Technique and Style: In Year 1, students engage in dance classes in contemporary, ballet and African dance techniques and styles. In Year 2, they study Limon-based and Release-based contemporary styles, modern ballet and South Asian styles. In Year 3, they study a range of professional repertoire.
Dance Pedagogy: This module helps students find out more about teaching and learning strategies and ways of working to develop creative work with others, and engages them in becoming increasingly independent practitioners. There are context based experience opportunities within Dance Pedagogy 2 and 3 at a primary school, secondary school, further education college, dance company or community based setting.
Choreography: In their first year, students study mainstream choreography and ways of creating dance. In Years 2 and 3, they study a range of professional dance works and ways of devising work.
Dance in Society: Here students study the roots of dance, European influences, early pioneers of modern dance, key innovators of early modern dance and the development of new/independent dance and post-modernism in Year 2. There is also a study of a range of choreographers and professional dance works. In Year 3, there is a focus on greater analysis and critical response of dance works.
Dance Science: The focus of this module in Year 1 is on students understanding themselves as dancers and includes, for example, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, hydration and fitness. In Year 2, the focus is on applied dance science. This module only runs in Years 1 and 2 and its content is applied as part of Dance Pedagogy in Year 3.
Dance Research: Here, students find out more about searching for information about dance and developing a critical response. They also have an observational placement. In Year 2, they investigate further an area of dance that they are most interested in as a research project. In Year 3, they conduct their independent study.
Professional Practice: This is a Year 3 module and focuses on applied dance in a context and prepares students for bidding for funding and presenting themselves as dance artists.