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Quality Handbook

 

 

 

Programme Specification Template - Postgraduate

 

 

SECTION A: CORE INFORMATION

 

  1.  

Name  of programme:

Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)

 

  1.  

Award title:

Masters

 

  1.  

Programme linkage:

 

No

 

  1.  

Is the programme a top-up only?

No

  1.  

Level of award:

Level 7

 

  1.  

Awarding body:

University of Sunderland

 

  1.  

Department:

Arts and Creative Industries

 

  1.  

Programme Studies Board:

Dance City

 

  1.  

Programme Leader:

Anthony Baker

 


  1. How and where can I study the programme?

 

At a partner college:

 

Other (please specify)

All teaching and learning is delivered at Dance City sites in Newcastle and Sunderland

x

 

 

  1. How long does the programme take?

 

 

Min number of years / months

Max number of years / months

Full-time

1.5/18

3/36

Part-time

 

 

 

For start-dates please see the current edition of the Prospectus or contact the relevant department at the University. For start-dates for programmes delivered in a partner college, please contact the college.

 

SECTION B:  FURTHER CORE INFORMATION

 

Use Outline Programme Proposal Form for ADC, for questions 12 to 23

 

  1. Learning and teaching strategy

 

The postgraduate programme is designed for dance artists and practitioners wishing to further develop their skills and knowledge in the wide field of dance. It answers the need for versatile practitioners, who are able to find their place in this exciting and constantly evolving industry. The programme is practice-based work based learning and offers opportunities to closely connect study with the student’s current work. With a strong industry focus the modules are delivered by high-calibre artists and educators in the field. Process is emphasised as equally important as content, in order that students become effective, reflective and advanced practitioners capable of highly original thinking within their professional practice.

 

The programme is modular based and delivered in a part time delivery mode over a period of 66 teaching weeks. Modules will be delivered in intensive blocks which will include workshops, seminars, lectures, tutorials and studio based tasks. This series of intensive, immersive learning experiences is designed to meet the needs of the professional practitioner. Face to face delivery is followed by a period of independent work based study, a time to apply knowledge skills and understandings to professional practice and contextualise and reflect upon lessons learnt.

 

Postgraduate study requires a high degree of self-motivation and self-discipline. Throughout the postgraduate course individual support will be available through tutorials with module leaders and academic tutors via email, Skype or face-to-face sessions, however, the responsibility to pursue studies with a higher level of independence than is customary at undergraduate level is the students. While much of the course is concerned with the student’s professional agendas and initiatives, students may also encounter practical classes/workshops, seminars, presentations, research, individual and group tutorials, work based and independent learning.

 

Practical classes and workshops form the basis of several modules within the programme and provide hands on experience within a range of techniques, skills and methods within the dance discipline. Seminars will enable structured discussion and analysis between groups of students and a tutor. Seminars are organised to be interactive and to facilitate the exchange of ideas through which the student learns the process of argument and reason. Providing effective and professional presentations is required over the course of study which will enhance the ability to generate professional work and to disseminate and articulate it to both dance and non-specialist audiences.

 

Research is an intrinsic aspect of the course. The University library has resources for accessing existing research. Alternatively research can also be self-directed skills development, either studio based or an individual development programme. With regards to research ethics students are expected to demonstrate an advanced understanding of the principles and practices underpinning sound ethical practice and good project governance in the performing arts disciplines. Students will receive advice from their tutors when developing project proposals and project plans. All research projects will need to achieve clearance from the Department of Arts and Creative Industries Ethics and Project Governance Committee.

 

Individual tutorials will take place as well as group tutorials. The latter will consist of small groups of students and a tutor discussing individual student’s project work or team projects. These are interactive and are intended to promote the exchange of ideas, brainstorming, analytical skills and feedback on project work.

 

The course is a work based learning postgraduate programme designed specifically to meet the needs of professional Dance artists. Study will take place alongside existing work commitments either as a Professional Dance practitioner in employment or as a freelance Dance artist. Project and assessment briefs are designed to incorporate either existing work based projects or to support new initiatives and project development.

 

Learning can be enhanced by active engagement with Dance City’s own professional development programme which offers daily professional class, professional seminars and professional company classes.

 

A large proportion of independent learning is required by the student to pursue a postgraduate qualification. Students will graduate from this postgraduate course with advanced practical and theoretical knowledge in professional dance practice.

 

 

  1. Retention strategy

 

It is ensured that the module leaders and tutors are high-calibre artists and educators in the field who can offer excellent advice and guidance helping students remain committed, driven and focused.

 

  1. Any other information

 

This MA is unique within the North East region designed for professionals and graduates who aspire to be at the cutting edge of dance practice.

 

SECTION C:  TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

  1. What is the programme about?

The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, encouraging them to closely connect their studies to their current work in a supportive and challenging environment. The programme will equip students to become effective, reflective, and advanced practitioners capable of highly original thinking within their professional practice.

 

  1. What will I know or be able to do at the end of the programme?

 

Learning Outcomes Masters

 

The student will develop advanced skills and an understanding about working at an advanced level as a professional dance artist or practitioner in a range of contexts such as health, education and community engagement. They will leave this course with the knowledge required to work at the highest level in the dance sector. The following are the global outcomes for the course:

 

Knowledge & Understanding:

  1. A comprehensive, ethical and critical understanding of techniques/methodologies appropriate to the student’s own research at an advanced level within the field of Dance
  2. Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline of Dance
  3. A systematic and critical understanding of the breadth and depth of knowledge in the discipline of Dance, and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights which is both aimed at and informed by the forefront of the professional practice and/or academic discipline of Dance
  4. The awareness and ability to manage, as they arise, ethical dilemmas and their implications, and the ability to work proactively with others to formulate solutions, appropriately to the field of Dance

 

Cognitive & Intellectual Skills:

  1. The ability to integrate and synthesise diverse elements of practice, knowledge, evidence, concepts and theory to promote understanding and good practice, solving problems across a wide range of contexts in the field of Dance
  2. The ability to consider and evaluate his or her own work in a critically reflective manner, with reference to issues both academic and professional, and to debates and conventions in the world of Dance, and integrate this into personal development
  3. The ability to challenge orthodoxy and formulate new/alternative hypotheses or solutions to complex problems in the field of Dance

 

Practical and Professional Skills and Qualities:

1.       An advanced level in the application of skills, operating ethically in complex, unpredictable, specialised situations

2.       An advanced critical understanding of the issues governing good practice in Dance

3.       The ability to act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at an advanced level

4.       To produce work which is safe, effective and appropriate to context

 

Key Transferrable Skills:

1.       The advanced independent learning ability required for continuing professional development

2.       The ability to communicate complex professional or academic issues clearly to specialist or non-specialist audiences

3.       A high level of competence in communication skills commensurate with the demands of professional practice and/or research and scholarship appropriate to the professional/academic study of dance

4.       A high level of competence in academic skills with the demands of professional practice and/or research and scholarship, appropriate to the professional/academic study of dance

5.       A high level of effectiveness in collaborating with others, appropriate to the professional or academic contexts of Dance

 

  1. What will the programme consist of?

 

Taught postgraduate programmes generally consist of a number of taught modules leading to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits). A Masters qualification (180 credits) usually culminates in a major piece of independent work such as a project or dissertation. All modules are at postgraduate level (level 7 in the UK’s national scheme). The summary below describes briefly what is contained in the programme. The programme structure, including a detailed list of modules, can be found in the programme regulations.

 

The MA in Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)is a 66 week programme which comprises four 30 credit modules followed by study of a final 60 credit Advanced Individual Research Project. Each 30 credit module study is scheduled over a period of 11 weeks with 21 weeks allocated to study of the 60 credit module Advanced Research Project.

 

Each of the five modules will be delivered in intensive blocks which will include workshops, seminars, lectures, tutorials and studio based tasks. This series of intensive, immersive learning experiences is designed to meet the needs of the professional practitioner. This is followed by a period of individual study time which enables the student to apply knowledge, skills and understandings to their own professional practice and to contextualise and reflect upon their learning. The programme has been developed to facilitate students in using their professional practice as a basis for study but recognises the fluid and at times unpredictable nature of employment patterns in the creative and cultural sector. For this reason, projects and assessment briefs are designed to incorporate either existing work based projects or to support new initiatives and project development.

 

The Creative Dance Practice module explores current developments in creative dance practice though a series of intensive workshop sessions and is designed to enable students to explore a range of contemporary approaches to making dance work, whilst evaluating and reflecting upon their own professional practice and identifying key aims and objectives for personal professional development.

 

Advanced Facilitationexplores the extensive range of facilitation methodologies used in current Dance practice. The focus is on the skills required of the advanced practitioner working in areas of Education (both formal and informal) and community engagement. Practice-based learning is underpinned by critical analysis of relevant theoretical frameworks drawn from both sector- specific and subject discipline contexts. Through a series of practical workshops supported by case study analysis and current research, students will have the opportunity to apply new knowledge to their own professional practice and to engage in a high level reflective critical analysis of their work. 

 

Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance enables the student to develop the advanced skills and knowledge required by professional dance artists in order to lead and manage projects and companies in the cultural and creative sectors and in other contexts such as Education (formal and informal), Health and community engagement. The module will utilise inputs from professionals working in the industry in the form of talks, workshops, discussions and is supported by the professional development programme for dance artists offered by Dance City. The module also critically examines models of leadership and considers their application in the field of cultural practice with consideration of the role of the artist as a change agent and the development of personal leadership skills.

 

Dance in Context is a practice-based module enables the student to apply the knowledge skills and understandings gained in Advanced Facilitationin the realisation of the creative project undertaken in a community engagement context. Students will be encouraged to examine, analyse and evaluate methodologies, key issues and current practices related to dance teaching/ facilitation and dance making/ choreography for specific participants.

 

The Advanced Research Project provides the opportunity for students to undertake an advanced major project in practice as research. Students are asked to develop an individual research proposal which will identify a research question to be addressed through delivery of a practice/work based project. The final project will evidence a high level of originality and an innovative approach to a self-determined creative brief.

 

Advanced understanding, knowledge and skills required for working as a dance practitioner at the highest level will be developed across the programme. The understanding of new developments within the dance sector will also be developed alongside the ability to devise and deliver high quality dance projects which demonstrate an innovative and original artistic vision.

 

Links with the industry are inherent in the programme, firstly through the location of delivery being placed within a national dance agency in which choreographers, directors and artists work. By working in a professional dance environment students are exposed to a range of guest artists, lecturers and company managers, all of whom contribute to a professional learning environment.

 

 

  1. How will I be taught?

 

Scheduled teaching activities

230

Independent study

1570

Placement

0

 

The MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance) comprises of a series of intensive workshop-based learning experiences designed to meet the needs of the professional practitioner. These are followed by a period of enquiry based learning which focuses on work based study designed to enable the student to apply the knowledge, skills and understandings gained in their own professional practice. The course culminates with students undertaking a significant individual practice based research project where they will be able to contextualise and reflect upon their learning through advanced independent study, with the opportunity to use own practice as a major element in the project.

 

Each module is designed to encourage the student to evaluate and reflect upon their personal professional development from five different perspectives.  During Creative Dance Practice there is the opportunity to experience and critically reflect upon a range of creative methodologies drawn from subject discipline areas such as choreography, performance, spoken word, music, animation, visual art and digital media. Advanced Facilitationteaches students to apply new knowledge to their own professional practice and to engage in a high level reflective critical analysis of their work. Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance teaches students how to apply, test and consolidate their skills and knowledge in a series of live industry projects and work based research tasks. Working at an advanced level during Dance in Context students will have the opportunity to undertake specialist, specific research, including negotiating the parameters of the project with key stakeholders and the module tutor and critically reflect upon their own professional development as a dance practitioner. The course concludes with an advanced major research project where students will interrogate and apply appropriate practice as research frameworks, engage with comprehensive project planning and deliver a practical dance project.

 

 

Within this course the creative process is equally as important as the content. The course is intending to teach students how to be an effective, reflective, and advanced practitioner capable of highly original thinking within their professional practice.

 

A list of the modules in the programme can be found in the Programme Regulations.

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

  1. How will I be assessed and given feedback?

 

Written examinations

 

Coursework

Yes

Practical assessments

Yes

 

A summary of the types of teaching, learning and assessment in each module of the programme can be found in the Matrix of Modes of Teaching.

 

The generic assessment criteria which we use can be found here. Some programmes use subject-specific assessment criteria which are based on the generic ones.

 

This programme uses the Generic University Assessment Criteria

 

NO

This programme uses the Subject Specific Assessment Criteria

YES

 

 

The University regulations can be found here.

 

Each module concludes with two assessment days which all students attend in order for them to understand and learn from one another.

 

The Creative Dance Practice module is assessed by submission or presentation of a position statement and project proposal proposition after which the student will receive forward looking feedback to enable progression through to the realisation of the project itself. Position statement and project proposition is weighted at 20%, presentation of practical project is weighted at 80%.

 

Advanced Facilitationrequires a presentation of a student’s findings in a case study using personal or professional practitioner’s work. The case study presentation is accompanied by a critical evaluation of the impact of module learning in the development of your own professional practice.   

 

The Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance module assessment is via a Personal Development Portfolio that will reflect the student’s individual professional work context.

 

Assessment of Dance in Context will be the contextualisation, planning, realisation and reflection of a negotiated project. It will include one contextualisation and a project plan realisation of the practical project Viva of 15 minutes following the realisation.

 

The final Advanced Research Project module will be assessed via the creation and realisation of a dance project based on the students’ own development and research with accompanying professional documentation as appropriate weighted at 70%. The presentation is followed by a discussion by staff and peers, in which the student is required to contextualise the work, and answer questions on the theoretical, professional and technical and other questions arising from the presentation weighted at 30%.

 

 

 

The University aims to return marked assessments and feedback within 4 working weeks of the assignment submission date after internal moderation process have been completed. If this is not possible, students will be notified by the Module Leaders when the feedback is available and how it can be obtained.

 

The Academic Misconduct Regulations and associated guidance can be found here. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they are familiar with their responsibilities in regards to assessment and the implications of an allegation of academic misconduct.

 

Students should refer to the University Regulations for information on degree classifications.

 

 


  1. Teaching, learning and assessment matrix

 

Matrix of modes of teaching, learning and assessment

 

NB Text in the table below is an example. You will need some means of cross-referring to each of the learning outcomes (LO) specified for the programme. Here they are labelled LO / S (for skills) / 1, 2 etc.; LO / K (for knowledge) / 1, 2 etc. but you do not need to follow that approach. One matrix sheet must be completed for each stage of the programme.

 

NB. Not all option modules may be offered in any one academic year and will depend on the availability of staff and the priorities of the school. In addition, modules will usually need to be selected by a minimum number of students. Option modules may be available on more than one programme and the Programme Leaders will liaise with the Faculty Management Team to ensure there is a reasonable amount of choice in any given year.

Module

KU

KU

KU

KU

CI

CI

CI

PP

PP

PP

PP

KT

KT

KT

KT

KT

Level 7

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

5

Creative Dance Practice

 

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

X

Advanced Facilitation

 

 

X

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance

 

x

 

x

x

x

 

x

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

 

Dance in Context

 

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

 

x

 

x

x

 

 

x

Advanced Individual Research Project

 

x

 

 

 

x

x

 

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x



 

  1. How does research influence the programme? 

 

By nature of working with students at Masters level tutors inevitably embark on Research and Development of their choreographic and technical work. Formal teaching of research takes place through the Advanced Research Project module where students have the opportunity to undertake an advanced major project in practice as research. Students receive individual project supervision enhanced through regular formative, critical discussion of their work in progress with peers and tutors.

 

SECTION D EMPLOYABILITY

 

  1. How will the programme prepare me for employment?

 

Dance City is the biggest dance organisation in the North of England.  We employ a large number of teachers and other staff to deliver our work.  This enables us to know what the sector wants and needs in its dance professionals.  Being both the supplier of and the educator for the dance sector means we can tailor our courses to the specific requirements of the sector.

 

As the leading employer of dancers in the North of England we have led in the development of this programme, making it industry specific, useful and valuable.

 

Dance artists can expect to go on to work as dance facilitators and leaders, set up their own dance company, dance in other companies, take leadership roles in the wider dance sector and create and develop dance opportunities across the industry.

 

 

For information about other opportunities available to our students who study on campus, click here.

 

Additional opportunities to develop your experiences more widely will vary if you study at one of our partner colleges. For information about the extra-curricular activities available in any of our colleges please contact the college direct.

 

 

  1. Professional statutory or regulatory body (PSRB) accreditation.

 

PSRB accreditation is not relevant to this programme 

x

PSRB accreditation is currently being sought for this programme

 

This programme currently has PSRB accreditation

 

 

SECTION E:  PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONS

 

PART B   -  Programme  Regulation/s

 

Name of programme: Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)

Title of final award: Masters

Interim awards[1]: MA Advanced Professional Practice (Dance)

Accreditation: None

University Regulation (please state the relevant University Regulation): 4.2.1

 

Regulations apply to students commencing their studies from (please state the date / intake that these regulations will apply to students for each Stage):

 

Regulations apply to students

Date the regulations apply

Intakes affected

Stage 1

January 2019

January 2019

 

 

Stage 1

 

Core modules:

 

Code

Title

Credits

DACM04

Creative Dance Practice

 

30

DACM05

Advanced Facilitation

 

30

DACM06

Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance

 

30

DACM07

Dance in Context

 

30

DACM08

Advanced Individual Research Project

 

60

 

Optional Modules

None

 

Elective Modules

There is no provision for an elective module on this programme.

 

Progression Regulations

 

There are no programme-specific progression regulations[2]

 

 

SECTION F:  ADMISSIONS, LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SUPPORT

 

  1. What are the admissions requirements?

 

State the admissions requirements for each entry point (e.g. for the start of the Masters  programme but also, if applicable, entry to the dissertation phase (‘stage’ or ‘part’)  only, where particular entry routes are required).

 

The University’s standard admissions requirements can be found in the university regulations.

Programme-specific requirements which are in addition to those regulations are given below. 

(Maximum 100 words)

 

Applications are made to Dance City, prospective students are invited to interview with the Programme Leader, successful applicants are then encouraged to apply through UCAS. Applicants will have a good undergraduate degree in a dance or performing arts discipline, relevant experience or equivalent qualifications and will have been working within the sector between 5 – 10 years. This is applicable for students entering for the whole course and applications are not accepted for entry mid-way through the programme.

 

Can students enter with advanced standing?

Yes*

 

 

The University has a process by which applicants whose experience to date already covers one or more modules of the programme they are applying for may seek Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

 

*Due to the specific demands of the course APL is not normally considered, but applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

  1. What kind of support and help will there be?
  1. in the department:

 

The Programme Leader oversees all aspects of the course and is available to students on a regular basis. Serious personal issues are referred to professional personnel at the university where support that is more comprehensive can be offered.

 

  1. in the university as a whole:

The University provides a range of professional support services including health and well-being, counselling, disability support, and a Chaplaincy. Click on the links for further information.

 

  1. in a partner college:

Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of student support if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

 

  1. What resources will I have access to?

 

On campus

x

In a partner college

x

By distance learning

 

 

On campus

Tick all that apply

General Teaching and Learning Space

Dance City

IT

University of Sunderland

Library

University of Sunderland

VLE

University of Sunderland

Laboratory

n/a

Studio

Dance City

Performance space

Dance City

Other specialist

Dance City

Technical resources 

Dance City

 

Text for details listed above: (Maximum 600 words)

 

All teaching and learning takes place at Dance City facilities in Newcastle and Sunderland. Dance City is the National Dance Agency for the North East region with purpose built dance studios, performance space, changing rooms and classrooms are used for all timetabled sessions. Independent learning space for practical work is allocated at Dance City in Newcastle and Sunderland for Masters level students to develop their projects and undertake practical self-study. IT, Library and VLE resources are accessible through the University of Sunderland.

 

Information about the University’s facilities can be found here.

 

Please see the relevant college prospectus or website for details of college learning resources if you are planning to study in one of our partner colleges.

 

  1. Are there any additional costs on top of the fees?

 

No, but all students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials.

x

 

 

  1. How are student views represented?

 

All taught programmes in the University have student representatives for each programme who meet in a Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) where they can raise students’ views and concerns. The Students’ Union and the faculties together provide training for student representatives. SSLCs and focus groups are also used to obtain student feedback on plans for developing existing programmes and designing new ones. Feedback on your programme is obtained every year through module questionnaires and informs the annual review of your programme. Student representatives are also invited to attend Programme and Module Studies Boards which manage the delivery and development of programmes and modules.  Faculty Academic Committee, also has student representation. This allows students to be involved in higher-level plans for teaching and learning. At university level on Students are represented on University level Committed by sabbatical officers who are the elected leaders of the Students’ Union.

 

The University’s student representation and feedback policy can be found here.

 

Every two years we participate in the national Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) which is run by the Higher Education Academy.

 

Programmes offered in partner colleges: If you are studying in one of our partner colleges the college will have its own mechanisms for obtaining student feedback. Some of these may be the same as those on-campus at the University but others may be different. You should ask your college for further information.

 

For distance learning operated from Sunderland: if you are studying by distance learning you will have slightly different arrangements from those used on campus. In particular you are likely to have virtual rather than physical meetings and discussions. However these arrangements should provide comparable opportunities for you to give feedback. Details are given below.  

 

 

Students are asked to contribute to course monitoring by completing module surveys at the end of the year. The information gathered is used to inform future delivery.

All teaching staff have an open-door policy and students are able to access a staff member whenever they feel they need to.

 

Describe further features including office hours / open door policies, on-line facilities such as VLE discussion boards, programme questionnaires and anything else. (Maximum 300 words)

 

SECTION G: QUALITY MANAGEMENT 

 

  1. National subject benchmarks

 

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education publishes benchmark statements which give guidance as to the skills and knowledge which graduates in various subjects and in certain types of degree are expected to have. They do not cover all subjects at postgraduate level but those which exist can be found at here.

 

Are there any benchmark statements for this programme?

YES

 

 

The subject benchmark(s) for this programme is/are: Master’s Degree Characteristics

 

The QAA also publishes a Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) which defines the generic skills and abilities expected of students who have achieved awards at a given level and with which our programmes align. The FHEQ can be found here.

 

  1. How are the quality and standards of the programme assured?

 

The programme is managed and quality assured through the University’s standard processes. Programmes are overseen by Module and Programme Studies Boards which include student representatives. Each year each module leader provides a brief report on the delivery of the module, identifying strengths and areas for development, and the programme team reviews the programme as a whole. The purpose of this is to ensure that the programme is coherent and up-to-date, with suitable progression through the programme, and a good fit (alignment)  between what is taught and how students learn and are assessed - the learning outcomes, content and types of teaching, learning and assessment. Student achievement, including progress through the programme and the way in which the final award is made, is kept under review. The programme review report is sent to the Programme Studies Board and the Faculty in turn reports issues to the University’s Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC).

 

External examiners are appointed to oversee and advise on the assessment of the programme. They ensure that the standards of the programme are comparable with those of similar programmes elsewhere in the UK and are also involved in the assessment process to make sure that it is fair. They are invited to comment on proposed developments to the programme. Their reports are sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as well as to the Faculty so that issues of concern can be addressed.

 

All programmes are reviewed by the University on a six-yearly cycle to identify good practice and areas for enhancement. Programmes are revalidated through this review process. These reviews include at least one academic specialist in the subject area concerned from another UK university. Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review reports for Sunderland can be found here.

 

Further information about our quality processes can be found here.


 

 

 

 

Quality Handbook

 

 

 

SITS SUMMARY PROGRAMME/SHORT COURSE DETAILS

(Form to be completed electronically by the Faculty and forwarded to the Quality Support Officer supporting the Approval event, or sent to Planning & MI for faculty devolved processes before sending to Quality Support (with the exception of Short Courses and GRS))

This form is to be completed when a new programme has been validated and approved so that the programme codes and progression and awards rules can be set up in SITS.  This also needs to be completed at periodic course review when there have been significant modifications to the course.

 

Please note that all details entered onto this form will go onto every student’s record that is attached to this programme and it is therefore imperative that the information is correct. 

 

1 Programme Details

New/ Modification/Review:

Please ensure the minor modification document is included

NEW

Full Programme Title:

ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (DANCE)

If replacement for existing course, specify title and course code:

N/A

Qualification Aim:

e.g. Foundation degree of Science, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

MASTERS

Qualification Level (NQF level):

7

JACS 3.0 code

JACS code = e.g. (V100) History, (I100) Computing Science, etc. See HESA Website https://www.hesa.ac.uk/jacs3

W590

Is the programme Open or Closed:

A course is defined as closed when specifically designed for a certain group of people and not also available to other suitably qualified candidates. It may be designed for a particular company however if the same course is also run for other suitably qualified candidates, not employed by the company, then the course is not closed.

OPEN

Faculty and School:

FACULTY OF ARTS AND CREATIVE INSUSTRIES

SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

Location of study:

e.g. SAGE, Sunderland in London, Sunderland

DANCE CITY, NEWCASTLE AND SUNDERLAND

Last Date Registration (PBI) Number of days:

The number of days after the start date of the course that it is possible for students to register onto it. It is also referred to as the migration date.

 

Programme Leader:

ANTHONY BAKER

Academic Team for the programme:

DANCE CITY

Date of Approval/Modification/Review:

TBC

Date of next review (QS to complete):

TBC

Accrediting Body or PSRB
If yes please attach a completed PSRB form

NO

 

Programme Specific Regulations

If yes, please attach a completed Programme Specific Regulations form

NO

 

Does this programme come under the Key Information Set return?

If yes, please attach a completed KIS form

YES

Is this an undergraduate programme whose primary (but not necessarily only) purpose is to improve the effectiveness of practitioners registered with a professional body? If yes, please specify which body:

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/HEFCE,2014/Content/Pubs/2016/201622/HEFCE2016_22.pdf  (Page 88, paragraph f)

e.g. a short course aimed at registered nurses

NO

 

Combined Subjects Programmes only

Will the subject run as Major/Minor/Dual:

N/A

Any subject(s) not permitted to be combined with this subject:

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Mode Of Attendance

01                          Full-time

Full-time students are those expected to study for more than 24 weeks per year, for a minimum of 21 hours per week and are paying the full-time fee.

02                          Other Full-time

Students who attend full-time for a period less than 24 weeks per year

N/A

31Part-time

Students who are expected to study for less than 21 hours per week.

N/A

31Part-time at Full-time Rate

Students who are studying full-time credits over part-time attendance

N/A

 

 

3 Admissions

An admissions or MCR code will be created to allow student applications.

Tick appropriate

UUCAS

Universities and Colleges Admission Services

Required for full-time undergraduate programmes only.

DDirect Entry

Required for FT, PT, PG and PGR, only where students will be admitted though the admissions teams or where the programme needs to be advertised on the web

YES

GGTTR

Graduate Teacher Training Registry

Education only, where applicable

N/A

 

 

4Collaborative Provision

UK

Overseas

N/A

Institution

Collaborative Model

Funding Arrangements

DANCE CITY, NEWCASTLE

VALIDATED

HEFCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

5aCourse Block

Full-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

18

Part-time - Overall length of the programme in months:

N/A

Does this course offer a sandwich placement?

If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

 

Is this compulsory or optional?

N/A

Does this course offer a study abroad year out? If yes, please indicate which programme year this placement is to take place.

No

 

Is this compulsory or optional?

N/A

 

 

6   Major Source of Funding

Please note this relates to funding for the programme and not individual students

HEFCE

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Skills Funding Agency/EFA/Degree Apprenticeship

N/A

NCTL

National College for Teaching and Leadership

N/A

Wholly NHS Funded

Partially NHS Funded

Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care. For all Health funded programmes please indicate whether the programme is eligible for an NHS Bursary

-  Eligible for NHS BursaryY/N

 

N/A

N/A

Standard Fee

If no then the Learning Resources Form should be attached

Yes

Other Funding:

 

– Please Specify:

 

 

7   Education Programmes Only

This section must be completed for any programmes marked above as ‘NCTL’ funded

Teacher Training Identifier:

N/A

Teacher Training Scope:

N/A

Qualification Aim:

QTS and academic award, QTS only, QTS by assessment only

N/A

 

 

   DETAILS SUPPLIED BY:………………………………………  DATE:………………………..

 



 

 

Module List

Award, Route (if applicable) and Level

New/Existing/ Modified  Module (N/E/MM)

Module Title

Module Code

Module Credit Value

Whether core or option

Must choose (i.e. designated option):

Assessment weighting – give % weight for each assessment item

Pre-/co-requisites

Module leader

Other comment (if required)

Date of Entry on SITS.

N/MM only

( After event)

JACS Code

Academic Team

7

N

Creative Dance Practice

DACM04

30

C

 

Position Statement and Proposition – 20%

 

Presentation of Practical Project – 80%

 

Rosie Kay

 

 

W590

Dance City

7

N

Advanced Facilitation

DACM05

30

C

 

Case Study Presentation – 60%

 

Critical Evaluation – 40%

 

Neville Campbell

 

 

W590

Dance City

7

N

Leadership and Entrepreneurship in Dance

 

DACM06

30

C

 

Personal Development Portfolio – 100%

 

Jennifer McLachlan

 

 

W590

Dance City

7

N

Dance in Context

DACM07

30

C

 

Project Proposal, Contextualisation, Project Plan – 20%

 

Project Realisation – 80%

 

Bjorn Safsten

 

 

W590

Dance City

7

N

Advanced Individual Research Project

 

DACM08

60

C

 

Development of Independent Research Proposal and Creation and Realisation of a Dance Project – 70

 

Presentation of Dance Project - 30

 

TBC

 

 

W590

Dance City

 

 

 


[1] Same as main award unless agreed otherwise at validation – eg to meet PSRB requirements

[2] This will be the norm – university regulations apply