Dance Science at Chichester University can be studied as a three years Bachelor of Science (BSc (Hons) Dance Science or as a four year integrated Masters of Science (MSci Dance Science). This exciting programme will develop your skills and passion for dance, along with your knowledge and understanding of human performance sciences.
Through a combination of core and elective modules, you will study the disciplines of Physiology, Psychology, Biomechanics and Somatic Practices, underpinned by scientific research methodologies. Daily studio practice offers you a physical dance experience whilst theoretical underpinnings are explored via group lectures and workshops. Applied research skills are honed via hands-on laboratory sessions.
Throughout the programme you will have opportunities to perform, to participate in and conduct research, to undertake work placements, and to pursue modules which are aligned with professional qualifications.
Students on the MSci extend their specialism at Master's level embarking upon a significant research dissertation and pursuing modules that focus on professional and applied techniques within dance science.
Successful completion of the programme will result in the relevant knowledge and skills to meet the ever increasing demand for well-qualified Dance Scientists across a range of professional, training, educational, recreational and community-based dance and exercise settings.
**Key features of the course include:**
- Daily studio practice, including technique and supplementary training practices;
- Choice of **Applied Performance** or **Health and Wellbeing** pathways enabling you to focus your studies;
- Module options that link to the profession through placements and pursuit of professional industry training and certifications in dance, exercise and fitness, and dance movement psychotherapy;
- Access to specialist facilities and tutors across Dance and the Institute of Sport;
- Professional company links include: LÃ®la Dance, Flexer & Sandiland, Ceyda Tanc Dance Company, Tribe Company, AKA Dance Theatre Company and Mapdance.
Examples of modules: Year 1 – Dance Techniques 1; Physiology of the Exercising Human; Applications of Psychology; Muscles and Movement; Movement Studies; Understanding Science and Dance Practice.
Year 2 and 3 will include core modules in science and dance alongside elective options within the Applied Performance and Health and Wellbeing Pathways. Examples of electives include: Repertory; Teaching Dance Technique; Dance Movement Psychotherapy; Improvisation & Performance; The Dancer's Body; Psychology of Injury & Rehabilitation; Biomechanical Techniques; Body Image & Performance.
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I was on the Chichester campus, which is a quiet little town with lovely cobbled streets. In terms of nightlife, you’re limited to the SU, which throws a wide variety of nights all the time. Each Thursday, we head down the Bognor campus and show them how it’s done! The community is really close knit, with loads of opportunities and chances to express yourself, so don’t be shy! The tutors were lovely, really supportive and encouraging, and help you out with all your worries. The career services are also top notch, and I feel confident I’ll be employed after Uni.
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £13,000
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