The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance
Established in 1987 and with an enviable reputation Performing Arts is part of the Centre for Creative & Digital Industries and is based in custom built studios within Gardyne Campus with its 400 seat lyric theatre and The Space; an award winningDance and Theatre complex with a 200 seat Theatre, dedicated to the performing arts curriculum, within Kingsway Campus. Performing Arts provision provides an outstanding learning experience for progression to further training and establishing a career in the creative industries.
Course content reflects the needs of the industry and many opportunities are provided through strong links and partnership working within the creative industries; in particular Dundee Rep Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre and Smallpetitklein Dance Company. Performing Arts offer a broad range of disciplines including; Acting and Performance; Dance and Theatre; Technical
Theatre; Contemporary Dance and incorporates the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. For a number of our Courses additional contact hours are afforded through Professional Practise opportunities. A range of optional Master Classes and Workshops are made available to students.
The quality of our Dance and Theatre performances has gained national recognition; they are always exciting, demanding and often innovative. Tutorials offer in-depth advice on technical and performance skills and provide guidance on future training and the range of career opportunities helping students to make informed choices.
One of several exciting new opportunities for 2012-13 our HNC in Technical Training, delivered in partnership with Dundee Rep Theatre, offers a unique opportunity to build a successful future in an area of the creative industries which is experiencing an unprecedented period of growth.
Being part of Performing Arts at Dundee College means being given the opportunity to study and work in a happy; creative and inspirational atmosphere.
Within the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance a full-time three year training is offered in Contemporary Dance Performance. In addition students can progress to a 4th year and undertake a BA(Hons) in Dance which is validated by the University of Northumbria. The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance has approximately 120 students and has built an enviable reputation for nurturing creative dancers in a professional environment. The courses are delivered by a team of dedicated resident staff and visiting lecturers.