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Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education (Level 4) (120 credits)

Modules (all modules are 20 credits): Frameworks and Perspectives, Syllabi and Examinations: Dance Teaching Societies, Dance in National Curricula, Dance Education: Concepts and Contexts, The Healthy Dancer,

Music in Dance and Dance Education. On the certificate programme you will gain a broad perspective on dance education across private and public sectors, including the work of dance teaching societies and dance in school curricula. You will also be introduced to educational concepts which are fundamental throughout your studies, as well as gaining knowledge and understanding of health, fitness and safety in relation to dance teaching.

Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education (Level 5) (120 credits)

Compulsory Modules (all modules are 20 credits): The Nature of Dance, Learning and Teaching, How Children Learn, Safe Practice and Enhancing Performance, Module Options: Dance Analysis, Dance Teaching Societies, Perspectives on Music and Dance, Managing Yourself in Dance, Dance in the Community. At diploma

level you will be able to extend your knowledge of philosophical, pedagogical and professional issues in dance teaching, as well as developing your research skills. At this level, you will be able to choose from a range of module options which are studied alongside four compulsory modules.

BA (Hons) Dance Education (Level 6) (120 credits)

Compulsory Modules (all modules are 20 credits except the dissertation): Dance, Art and Education,

Dissertation (40 credits), Module Options: Reading Dance and the Avant Garde, Ballet: its Diversity and Influence, Classicism, Classical and Classics, Dance Within Higher Education, Designing Dance Curricula, Managing Others in Dance, Vocational Dance Training: Issues and Debates, Optimising Performance. At degree level you are

required to complete two compulsory modules to the value of 60 credits and choose from a range of module options which cover a breadth of interests from dance analysis to assessment issues in dance, optimising dance performance and dance management.


Each level of the programme can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (two years). The programme is modular and is divided into three terms of 10 weeks’ duration which begin in October and end in June. You are required to attend a compulsory Intensive Study Seminar at the RAD, London, in October of the first year of study. All modules are supported by Module Study Guides which are accessed online and contain key source materials, tutor guided tasks and suggestions for further study. You are allocated a tutor for each module, with whom you will have regular contact by telephone, email or fax. The programme is delivered in English. Students who do not have English as a first language must pass an appropriate English Language Proficiency test (see page 63).


All modules are assessed through a written assignment which is tutored by telephone, fax and e-mail. Written assignments include essays, case studies and portfolios. At degree level, all students submit a substantial written dissertation on a selected area of interest.


Successful completion of Level 4 leads to the award of Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education. Successful completion of Level 5 leads to the award of Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education. Successful completion of Level 6 leads to the award of BA (Hons) Dance Education. Please note that students may hold only one of the above awards.


Students who gain a minimum of 120 credits at Level 1 can apply to have their teaching assessed in order to be eligible for RAD Registered Teacher Status. Students who gain the BA (Hons) Dance Education may be eligible to apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching. See page 22 for information on this programme. Graduates with teaching experience may also apply for the Master of Teaching (Dance) (see page 34 for information on this programme).

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