The BA (Hons) degree in Commercial Dance for Stage and Screen prides itself on producing innovative and industry ready graduates with tangible links and progression into the profession. If you wish to develop versatile skills to become a commercial dance performer, workshop leader and choreographer then this is the course for you.
Practical performance projects are at the centre of this course with opportunities to work as an ensemble and individual to create work for both stage and screen. As a Commercial Dance student at BIPA you will develop a range of performance skills lead by dance lecturers and choreographers. Our team of practising industry professionals will guide you through performance briefs as well as providing intrinsic technique and conditioning classes.
You will extend your knowledge of commercial dance styles and practices and gain direct experience of preparing and delivering performances, in a range of contexts. You will be encouraged to identify and develop your own distinctive performance style, and consider where you wish to be within the landscape of the dance industry. By the end of the programme, you will have a portfolio of work in professional-style contexts which will support your career progression into the industry.
Practical training is supplemented with meaningful and professionally useful application of academic skills, relevant to all areas of dance. You will collaborate with others, follow independent lines of enquiry, and draw on professionals’ and lecturers’ experience to develop your knowledge and abilities. You will be supported to develop ideas relating to the context of dance over time, and critically engage in current debates within the industry.
This is a highly engaging course taught through lectures, collaborative and independent study, and events with the university, offering a uniquely supportive and challenging learning environment