A minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted.
26 points. If overseas and not studying English within IB, must have
IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all other elements. As a standard, all applicants are required to interview before an offer is
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
BTEC National Diploma modulesAll access courses
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably performing arts, humanities or combined) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.
Mathematics and English language grade C.
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.English language requirements
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary
Audition and interview process for BA (Hons) Dance
Accessibility are really important to us and so we audition and interview all
of our candidates, UK-based and international in a way that works for you and
There are two options
available to you:
1. Candidates can choose to come to one of our audition and interview days at our fully
accessible studios and theatres and perform a two to three minute solo choreography.
This can be
performed with or without music, the music track should be on your phone or
iPad. A student ambassador will assist you on the day.
solo performance, you will be required to attend a 20 – 30 minute interview
conducted by a member of our dance staff.
2. Or, if you have specific mobility requirements, if the costs of
travel are prohibitive for you, if you work full time or if you live abroad,
you can choose to hold your 20 – 30 minute interview via Skype conducted by a
member of our dance staff. The online Skype interview for candidates is conducted
in exactly the same way for those attending their interview in person.
If you choose this option we will also ask you to send us a
video link (we suggest vimeo link and password protected) of your recorded
performance of the two to three minute solo choreography. This video link should be
sent three working days prior to your interview date to R.Way@plymouth.ac.uk. This option
allows us to reach out to talented applicants who are not in a position to
Whether you come onsite to
audition/ interview or whether you interview/audition online you will have the
same welcoming and inclusive experience.
Your two to three minute solo performance:
Please prepare a two to three minutes (maximum of three minutes)
contemporary dance solo of your own choreography. This can be performed
with or without music, and if attending your audition onsite, the music track
should be on your phone or iPad. One of our dance student ambassadors will
assist you on the day.
- Please wear dance
clothing you feel comfortable in and dance in bare feet unless there is a
medical problem and then just let us know.
- Breathe and remember
not to rush so you can complete each movement to reach its full expression.
- Don’t position
yourself too close to your audience at the start of your piece, there will be
time beforehand for you to rehearse and consider the full use of the
- Consider how you
engage your audience, for as well as observing your potential as a skilled
dancer, we are very interested in you, your creativity and individual
qualities. Performance is about
communication and dance can be uplifting and moving to watch.
- Choose your music
carefully, music with a relentless beat and songs with words, which have no
direct connection to the content of the piece can dominate and detract from
your performance and your original intention.
This is a 20 -
30 minute interview conducted by a member of our dance staff. Each candidate
will be asked the same set of interview questions and this is also an
opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have at the end of the
Please come prepared to talk
passion for dance and career aspirations.
- Why you
are interested in this dance degree and what it offers.
contemporary dance piece that has inspired you and why.
- What role
can dance and movement play in our lives.
practical skills and understanding you think are important for a dancer
pursuing a dance career today.
- What you
will bring to our working environment at Plymouth Conservatoire.