Taught course

Community Dance (Postgraduate Diploma)

Institution
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in dance or a related subject
  • And/or relevant professional experience

Candidates should also demonstrate:

  • Enthusiasm for dance and developing their dance skills
  • Appreciation of the principles of Community Dance as a professional area of practice
  • Potential to lead and dance in a range of community and participatory dance settings

Non-native English speakers require an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This unique vocational programme is for anyone wanting to work as a dance practitioner in community settings. It supports your development as a dance artist with practical knowledge and skills, and an understanding of dance as a socially-relevant inclusive practice.

Trinity Laban is the only institution where intensive, conservatoire-level study sits alongside applied study in community dance. The programme has four key strands:

  • Artistic development
  • Dance leadership and teaching
  • Understanding community dance
  • Professional practice

Modules include:

  • Contemporary Dance Technique
  • Choreography
  • Chorological Practice
  • The Dancing Body
  • Dance Teaching: Principles and Practice
  • Leading Dance in Community Settings
  • Perspectives on Community Dance
  • Community Dance Development
  • Pilates for Dance (elective)
  • Contemporary Jazz (elective)
  • The Creative Body (elective)
  • Site & Performance (elective)
  • Contact Improvisation (elective)
  • Rep Extracts (elective)

Information for international students

Students from over 60 countries currently study at Trinity Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing our international community.

We want our international students to enjoy their time at Trinity Laban and make the most of the academic, personal and social opportunities available here. Living away from home can be a big change and adapting to a different country can be a little confusing at times. We are here to help you if you have questions or come across any difficulties while you are with us, and ensure you can access the full range of student support available.

Our thriving Students’ Union will help you meet people from all over the world, make life-long friends and experience life in London, considered by many to be the cultural capital of the world.

Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability. Free English language support classes are provided for students whose first language is not English and for students with a learning disability (e.g. dyslexia).

Once enrolled on one of our programmes, you can access support from your English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Tutor. Depending on the programme, this is through timetabled classes or one-to-one tutorials. Draft-checking of written assignments is available, as is help in any area where your level of English may be causing you problems. Support is available for all programmes (except for the Teaching Musician programme and other courses within the Learning and Participation department).

Trinity Laban holds various auditions in Asia, North America and cities throughout Europe. They are designed to give you an insight into what we expect from our students, and to find out more about the programmes we offer at our award-winning facilities in London. Find out more on the Auditions section of our website.

Fees and funding

Postgraduate students pay tuition fees annually to cover the costs of studying at Trinity Laban. These vary from programme to programme and depend on whether you are a UK/EU or international student.

The government has announced that Student Loans of up to £10,609 are available for Masters programmes for Sept 2018 entry. Those loans have to be paid back after the end of your course, once you are earning over £21,000. You can find more information on the Student Loans Company website and check terms and eligibility.

If you are ineligible for this loan or it does not cover your living costs, you can also apply for a Career Development Loan from a bank. Repayment starts one month after the end of your course, with no interest during your studies. Interest will accrue after your course and repayment rates will vary according to your loan. Check terms and eligibility.

There are alternative ways to fund your studies, including:

Trinity Laban also has some funding opportunities available and provides a variety of awards to students each year.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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