As with all of our programmes, we are interested in your ability, talent and potential and overall commitment to pursuing a career in the performing arts.
We take a holistic approach to assessing you and consider five factors, which are:
The educational entry requirements are the same as for our Dance degree, so at GCSE you will need five GCSE passes at a minimum grade C or above. These should include Maths and English Language. You would also usually be educated to A-Level or have equivalent UK or overseas qualifications and should normally achieve as a minimum 180 UCAS tariff points.
You may have undertaken dance training in some or all of the dance styles and techniques that we cover in the programme but that’s not essential to us. More important is that you are able to demonstrate confidence in performance and that you can bring personality to your performance.
Interdisciplinary experience and/or interest
By this we mean experience or interest in other aspects of performing arts (such as acting, singing or backstage).
As communication skills are so important in performing arts, the ability to communicate effectively is essential.
We are looking for examples that show us your ability to use your own initiative.
We recognise a wide variety of qualifications obtained overseas and are able to translate overseas grades and transcripts to UK equivalents. If English is not your first language, you may be asked at the interview or audition stage to provide evidence of your linguistic ability.
The following may be acceptable evidence of your proficiency in English:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): average score of 6.0 or above, and for each component,5.5 or above
- International GCSE English as a Second Language grade C
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based test minimum score 560, computer-based test minimum score 220, internet-based test minimum score 83
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): minimum score 51
If you have another qualification which you think may be equivalent, let us know. As a member of UK NARIC, we can quickly advise you if it is equivalent or not. You may be asked as a condition of your offer to provide evidence that you have already attained one of the above (or equivalent) qualifications or be asked to take the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Academic examination within a specified time to attain a specified result.
For further details please contact the International Team.