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Foundation Module

The Foundation Module is available for applicants who reside in countries that do not have the equivalent of A-Levels and allows students to meet the criteria for undergraduate access to the BA (Hons) Ballet Education and BA (Hons) Dance Education programmes of study.

At Level 3 the emphasis is on establishing a foundation of knowledge, understanding and skills upon which students can build when studying dance at Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4). This module establishes the basis for progression to the Faculty of Education’s BA (Hons) Ballet Education and BA (Hons) Dance Education programmes. Students enrolled on the module will study by distance learning with tutorial support using the Module Study Guide, student-tutor communication via telephone, video conferencing, e-mail and the module forum.

The module, which will prepare learners for the study of dance at degree level (FHEQ Level 4) is called 'Investigating Dance: Theory and Practice'. It provides opportunities for students to study dance analysis, safe practice, choreography and performance, by distance learning under the guidance of a tutor. The module content includes an even balance between theoretical and practical tasks, all of which contribute to the achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Assessment is through module study tasks, an essay and performance of a self-choreographed solo, which allows students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the module content in practical and written form.

Students will be required to have achieved their countries highest level school qualification that gives access to Higher Education.

The module is offered in English.

Students who do not have English as a first language If your first language is not English and you are applying for a programme where an English Language Proficiency test is required, you must achieve one of the following qualifications:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): band 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests. The IELTS test must have been taken no earlier than two years before the date of the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies is issued.
  • Some other school leaving or matriculation certificates contain a compulsory examination in English and these may be taken as equivalent.
  • If you have another recently achieved English language qualification, please check with our Registry department to see if it is acceptable.

On successful completion of the Foundation module students may be eligible to apply for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education or BA (Hons) Dance Education programmes of study.

Students who are successful in the Foundation Module may be eligible to apply for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education or BA (Hons) Dance Education programmes of study.

For more information on the Foundation Module and How to apply please contact:

Lead Admissions Officer

The tuition fee is £2,000.

Application deadline: 31 January 2019