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What is the course map?

Course Map

Year 1 (Entry) Level 4 - Foundation Degree (FdA)

Year 2 Level 5 - Foundation Degree (FdA)

GRADUATE and/or convert FdA to BA at the Creative Academy or another institute.

Year 1 (Entry) Level 6 - BA (Hons) Dance - Top up

GRADUATE

 

How does the BA (HOns0 Top Up audition run?

The audition will be delivered by Creative Academy dance teaching staff and is £40.

 The day will be delivered:

Ballet Class

Contemporary Class

Jazz Class

Commercial Class

Choreographical Task or Fitness class

Timed essay, with the question (Why do i want to study at the Creative Academy?) 500 words max

Interview

 

All applications will be contacted within 1 week of the audition (directly) with the following possible outcomes:

Offer with entry conditions

No Offer

How many contact hours do students study at Creative Academy?

Creative Academy Foundation Degree Dance study for 30 contact hours per week.

What techniques are studied alongside the degree modules?

see techniques

How practical is the course?

The course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical.

How many students does Creative Academy take in its first year intake?

Creative Academy takes up to 20 students in a class

Can I carry on with my ISTD qualifications?

Yes Creative Academy offers Intermediate Foundation to Advanced 2: Imperial Ballet, Modern Theatre and Tap

Does Creative Academy have halls of residence?

No, students come together in August and Creative Academy organises for students to meet one another and meet estate agents to view and rent houses.  Although a facebook page is set up so they can discuss and meet before.

Accommodation

The Creative Academy students have several options for accommodation.

In Slough (and surrounding areas - Burnham, Dorney, Eton, Maidenhead, Iver, Taplow, Uxbridge,

Hayes, High Wycombe, West Drayton and Windsor) students can rent a room in a house/flat with

other students. The Creative Academy manages a Facebook group which allows students to meet

virtually and decide who to live with. This can be achieved through reputable websites and local

estate agents. Alternatively, students can rent a spare room in shared houses or family homes.

In Reading - Unite student accommodation www.unite-students.com and Fawley Bridge student

accommodation www.fawleybridgestudents.com (privately owned student halls of residency), students

must also factor in travel from Reading to Slough, which is approximatley 18 miles. Travel options

include trains managed by First Great Western - six stops, from 2018 the Elizabeth Line (Cross Rail)

opens (managed by Transport for London, TfL) or driving.

Travel

Slough is the first borough outside of London to the West, and it is situated on the M4 (Junc 5,6 & 7)

and is Junction 4b/15 on the M25. Slough is on the First Great Western Line between Paddington

and Reading. From 2018 it will be on the Elizabeth Line (TfL) (Cross Rail). The Creative Academy is

0.8 miles from Slough station. Slough is 7 miles from Heathrow Airport and 21 miles from

Paddington.

 

 

How is Creative Academy different to University?

Creative Academy offers a minimum of 30 contact hours, 20 more than average University dance courses and has much smaller class sizes.  Creative Academy is embedded within industry and has 'real' partnerships with some of the country's top dance industry professionals.

How many students have gone on to work in the dance industry?

Creative Academy graduates have all gone on to successful performance and teaching careers including cruises, Disneyland, contemporary companies, music videos, music contracts and being signed to dance agencies.

See alumni for examples of their careers.

What facilities does Creative Academy have?

Creative Academy has:

5 fully fitted dance studios

1 gym

180 seat theatre

1 student exclusive dance library

1 student computer and study room Access to chiropractor and counselling

How is Creative Academy different to vocational schools?

Creative Academy offers the same level of training as other CDET vocational schools, however, students gain essential skills to work in the dance industry outside of performance including essential dance qualifications and a greater understanding of being a freelancer, business skills and funding. 

What do the graduate students say about Creative Academy?

"First class training" Emilie Osborne

 

Can I transfer other vocational grades eg. RAD to the ISTD?

RAD and ISTD grades are transferable. However, any other syllabus students will be streamed based on ability.  Only ISTD and RAD grades meet our standard for Ballet.

Can I take outside classes?

Creative Academy encourages students to take as many classes as possible as long as it does not impact on your learning and time at Creative Academy.

Does Creative Academy do outside performances?

Yes. Please see Dance CV on the downloads page.

How is the Foundation Degree Audtion

The audition will be delivered by Creative Academy dance teaching staff and is £40.

 

The day will be delivered:

Ballet Class

Contemporary Class

Jazz or Commercial Class

Choreographical Task

1 minute solo (any genre) Show Off we ant to see you shine!

Interview

 

All applications will be contacted within 1 week of the audition (directly) with the following possible outcomes:

Offer with entry conditions

Recall

No Offer

How Much are audition fees?

£40