BA (Hons) Dance Education
This exciting distance learning degree has something for everyone. Whether you want to teach in schools, open your own private dance studio or work in the community, or generally further your own professional development, the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme is designed with you in mind.
Unlike traditional ‘on-campus’ degrees, you can study part-time or full-time from your own home or place of work. The degree programme consists of three levels of study. Each level may be taken over one year of full-time or two years of part-time study and you can exit at any level after study. These options are available both nationally and internationally.
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 two semesters of 15 weeks' duration which begin in October and end in June. Students 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. Students are allocated a tutor for each module, with whom they will have regular contact by telephone, email or fax. At each level students have a dedicated Level Co-ordinator to oversee their study and provide them with regular information updates.
The programme is delivered in English. Students who do not have English as a first language must pass an appropriate English Language Proficiency test.
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.
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 in 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.
Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education (FHEQ Level 4)
(One year full-time or two years part-time)
Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education (FHEQ Level 5)
(Two years full-time or four years part-time)
BA (Hons) Dance Education (FHEQ Level 6)
(Three years full-time or six years part-time)
Further Study and Career Development
Students who gain a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 can apply to have their teaching assessed in order to be eligible for RAD Registered Teacher Status. Applicants are required to demonstrate their teaching skills through submission of a Practical Teaching Portfolio and a recording of a practical dance teaching episode.
Application is made through Registry and students enrolled on the programme can request further information from Registry directly.
Past graduates have gone on to postgraduate study at the University of Durham, the University of Kent and the University of Surrey. Graduates have also pursued other RAD qualifications at postgraduate level, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (PGCE:DT) and the Master of Teaching: Dance (MTeach).
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