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Cardiff School of Sport Undergraduate Programmes in Sport Studies

“My four years at Cardiff School of Sport took me from a club level athlete to one of the best in the world, creating a great platform for my future success.� Dai Greene, UWIC Alumnus


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David Cobner Dean, Cardiff School of Sport Cardiff School of Sport, with its 60 year history, is a recognised centre of excellence within the United Kingdom. It has established a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic, sporting and professional work. This tradition has been maintained though the quality of the 80 teaching staff who support our 1600 students in both the academic and sporting disciplines. Many of our staff are involved in coaching and advising international sports squads. The degree programmes in the Cardiff School of Sport are structured to provide distinctive pathways which cater for individual student interests and also serve to meet the vocational requirements of an expanding marketplace in the fields of sport, recreation, dance, fitness and health.

“Excellent sporting facilities ensure high quality delivery of the practical elements of the courses and the ethos of sporting excellence is clearly reflected in the 300 international performers from more than 30 different sports.�

Excellent sporting facilities ensure high quality delivery of the practical elements of the courses and the ethos of sporting excellence is clearly reflected in the 300 international performers from more than 30 different sports whose names are displayed in the Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) Hall of Fame. Furthermore, our student teams consistently win major championships in the British Universities competitions. If you are considering applying for one of our courses, full or part-time; undergraduate or postgraduate; taught or research-based, then I trust that you will find the range of courses attractive. Cardiff is a wonderful city in which to study and the Cardiff School of Sport has an enviable reputation for its academic provision and sporting excellence.

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Why study at Cardiff School of Sport? A range of well-established sport related undergraduate programmes underpinned by high quality teaching delivered by a large team with expert knowledge across a range of subjects. The programmes’ modular framework provides students with flexibility in their course of study. BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Research Led Teaching and Culture - Many of the School’s 80 academic staff are active researchers and experts in their field. Their research informs the curriculum to ensure that teaching matter is contemporary. British Universities Sports Association Championship winner Women’s Rugby Union in 2006/7, 2007/8, 2008/9 and 2009/10. Cardiff is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, Capital City. Cardiff is an ideal place to spend your university years; it has a variety of sporting venues and plays host to world class events. High Employability on Completion of Degree Course. Over 95% of students are in employment or undertaking further study within 6 months of completing their degree. Sporting Excellence. Through a close relationship between the School and the Athletic Union, Cardiff Met supports students in their quest for sporting excellence

Cyncoed Campus Cardiff School of Sport and all its teaching and practical facilities are situated on the Cyncoed Campus. The campus is compact, friendly and within easy reach of local shops, Cardiff city centre and road and rail transport links. There are 520 single study bedrooms on the campus. All rooms have high-speed, unlimited internet access included in halls fees. There are laundry facilities on site. The Campus is serviced by the university bus service and Cardiff Bus. Students resident at Cyncoed are well placed to take advantage of the extensive sports and recreational facilities located at the camps, including The National Indoor Athletics Centre, an indoor swimming pool, Students’ Union bar, indoor tennis centre and a fitness suite.

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“A range of well-established sport related undergraduate programmes underpinned by high quality teaching delivered by a large team with expert knowledge across a wide range of subjects.”

Our facilities  Floodlit, eight lane Mondo synthetic track with full field event facilities  An artificial sand dressed pitch  The Wales Sports Centre for the Disabled/Fitness Gym  LTA Indoor and Outdoor Tennis Centre  Floodlit netball centre  Dedicated dance studio  Grandstand and terracing for the rugby and soccer pitches  Dedicated gymnasia  Indoor cricket facilities  25m swimming pool  Extensive sport science laboratories  Cardiff Met is an MCC University Centre of Excellence for Cricket  The Centre for Performance Analysis services the needs of many international squads and elite clubs

National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC) Incorporating a 200m banked track, 140m straight and specialist field event facilities.  Sport Medicine/Physiotherapy Clinic  Sport & Exercise Massage Clinic.

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Cardiff Met successes in the BUCS Championships include...       

2008/9 Women’s Rugby Union Women’s Football Women’s Basketball Trampoline Men’s Rugby Union 7s Indoor Cricket Cricket

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2009/10 Women’s Rugby Union Women’s Basketball Netball 2nds Hockey Men 1st Trampoline Archery Cricket

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2010/11 Men’s Basketball Women’s Football 2nds Gymnastics Women’s Hockey Mountain Biking Rowing Trampoline Archery Women’s Rugby Union 7s Cricket

and mixed 7 aside hockey. There are weekly mini leagues aimed at competitive fun.

Cardiff Met (UWIC) Sport at National Level Athletics  Celtic Nations Indoor Cup held annually in NIAC  Cardiff Met Grand Prix open meeting series throughout the winter  Cross Country team competes in the Gwent League  Cardiff Met athletes compete in all UK Senior, Under 23 and Junior Championships. Some Cardiff Met athletes compete at World and European Senior Championships and European Junior, Under 23 and World University Games Championship levels

 UWIC Archers Women’s Basketball Team National Division One EBA  Football Division 3 Welsh National League  Women’s Football Division One South Wales Women’s League Athletic Union Sports Clubs  Cardiff and UWIC Hockey Club (men)  Aquatics  Athletics England Hockey EHL West conference  Badminton  Men’s and and West of England league  Cricket Women’s  UWIC Hockey (ladies)  Men’s and Basketball Wales National League Women’s Football  Golf UWIC ladies in partnership with  Gaelic Football  Gymnastics Swansea Ladies Hockey Club: England  Men’s and  Netball Hockey EHL West Conference Women’s Hockey  Lacrosse  Lacrosse  Men’s and  Rugby League ELA Mixed and Men’s League Women’s Rugby  Squash  Netball Union  Trampolining Premier Division South Glamorgan  Tennis  Water Polo Netball League  Volleyball  UWIC RFC National League Division One West If a sport is unavailable at Cardiff Met the  UWIC Women’s Rugby Athletic Union will advise the student on Welsh Women’s Rugby Union National local clubs and will enter the student into League Division One BUCS competitions.  Squash South Wales Premier League 2  Volleyball Intra-mural Sport Women’s and Men’s, National League Division 3 and Gloucester League Cardidff Met offer the chance for students  Water Polo to play touch rugby, netball, 7 aside football South West Water Polo League

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Commitment to National League and Cup Competitions UWIC is one of the few universities in the UK fully committed to sustained participation and success in National League and Cup competitions across a range of major sports.


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Sport Scholarships/Bursaries The aim of the Cardiff Met Sports Bursary & Scholarship Scheme is to assist students of exceptional sporting ability to develop their academic and sporting talents to their fullest potential, and thereby to encourage the development of University sport. The aim is to ensure that each scholar is encouraged and enabled to reach his or her full potential in sport and in academic endeavors. The scheme offers a learner-centered experience in which scholars receive guidance and support, enabling them to take greater control of their lifestyle to facilitate the co-development of their academic and sporting potential. The university can provide the following services which relate specifically to the sport for which the scholarship is held:

Conditioning/Fitness Testing and Monitoring: Access to fitness rooms and weight training facilities, advice on fitness training, and fitness testing at regular intervals.

Nutrition: Dietary analysis coupled with advice about the specific nutritional requirements of intensive training and high-level performance. Sports Physiotherapy and Sports Massage Gold Card Membership of the University Sport and Leisure Club. Sports Psychology: This will be available on an individual basis from members of staff who are experienced in dealing with elite sportsmen and women.

Podiatry at the Wales Centre for Podiatric Studies at Cardiff Met.

Criteria  Designated an "elite" athlete/performer  Represented country in sport at intermediate or senior level  Top ten national ranking  Identified by the sport's national governing body as having the potential to become a full international  Gaining a place on one of Cardiff Met's full-time courses, which need not be sport related. Further details http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ sportscholarships or kaustin@cardiffmet.ac.uk for further details.

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“If you are looking for a place where you will be made to feel welcome, somewhere that’s lively, inexpensive and easy to get around, Cardiff is your answer.”

Focus Sport Support Students who are in receipt of a scholarship or a play for one of the Cardiff Met’s focus sports (currently athletics, men’s cricket, women’s basketball, women’s football, men’s football, women’s hockey, netball, women’s rugby, and men’s rugby) will receive free access to facilities, strength and conditioning and sports science support and a discounted physiotherapy rate. Please visit: http://www.uwicsu.co.uk/au/content/ 22897/focus_sports/ for further information.

Coach education Cardiff Met in partnership with Cardiff Council Sports Development Team runs National Governing Body courses, FAW and Sports Coach courses during the academic year. Details can be obtained from Cardiff Met Sports Facilities on 029 2041 6777 or by visiting the web site at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/sfm and clicking on Coaching Awards.

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Cardiff, a Capital for Students What does Cardiff have to offer? If you are looking for a place where you will be made to feel welcome, somewhere that’s lively, inexpensive and easy to get around, Cardiff is your answer. It’s a young, prosperous and vibrant city, full of character and atmosphere with a range of first class facilities for sport, entertainment, nightlife, shopping and sight seeing. There are 32,000 students studying in three universities across the city.  The Wales Millennium Centre - hosting worldwide critically acclaimed stage shows and events.  Cardiff International Arena - concert venue.  St David’s Hall, The New Theatre, Sherman Theatre.  More high street retailers than any similar sized British city plus great Victorian shopping arcades.  A wide variety of first class clubs, pubs and bars in the city centre  Cardiff Bay and Mermaid Quay - bars, restaurants, cafes, cinema complex, 10-pin bowling and shops; a relaxing place to eat and shop on the waterfront.  Good public transport.  Within easy reach of local beaches and national parks.  3000 acres of parks and gardens. Easy access to other cities:  Cardiff International Airport - 30 minutes from Cardiff City Centre by train or car  London - 2 hours by train or 3 hours by car  London Heathrow Airport - 2 hours by train or car  Bristol - 50 minutes by train or car  Bristol Airport - I hour by car  Birmingham - 2 hours by train or by car  Manchester - 3 hours by train or by car  Plymouth - 3 hours 20 minutes by train or 3hrs by car

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Cardiff, a true sporting city  Millennium Stadium - biggest undercover sports venue in Europe for rugby, football, motor sports, music and concerts. Venue for 2012 Olympic Games - hosting at least eight football matches.  Cardiff City Stadium - home to Cardiff City FC and Cardiff Blues RFC.  Welsh Institute of Sport - The Institute has close links with UWIC providing governance, funding, policy and sports science support to Welsh sport. It provides a venue for UWIC students to join appropriate national squads for training.  Cardiff International Sports Village - home to a 50-metre, 10-lane competition swimming pool.  Wales National Velodrome (Newport – 20 minutes) The Velodrome forms part of the Newport International Sports Village; it features 250 metre Siberian pine track.  Celtic Manor Golf Club - venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup and home of The Celtic Manor Wales Open, a European Tour event, The Celtic Manor Resort offers 3 worldclass championship courses.  Cardiff County Council Sport and Leisure - facilities operated by the council include the Athletic Stadium, Llanishen Sailing Centre, Cardiff Riding School, Maindy Cycle Track.  Llandaff Rowing Club and Cardiff City Rowing Club - provide access to training on the rivers Taff and Ely and Cardiff Bay.  Swalec Stadium - home to Glamorgan Cricket Club, host to international and national matches.  Cardiff Bay Ice Arena - home to Cardiff Devils.

Outdoor pursuits  The Taff Trail - a 55-mile cycle/foot path from Brecon to Cardiff Bay.  Mountain Bike Single-tracks - Gorlech Trail, Afan Forest Park, Cwm Carn.  Brecon Beacons National Park - walking, cycling, horse-riding, climbing, sailing.  Gower Peninsular/Pembrokeshire Coast - water sports including canoeing, surf kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing.

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“Cardiff is a wonderful city in which to study and the Cardiff School of Sport has an enviable reputation for its academic provision and sporting excellence.”

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National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC) Incorporating a 200m banked track, 140m straight and specialist field event facilities.

Undergraduate Programmes in Sport Studies The undergraduate programmes offer some of the best and most popular sport related courses in the UK. The courses are designed to meet current market needs and the curricula are based on attractive mixes of theoretical studies, laboratory based work and practical workshops. Six undergraduate sport studies courses are offered:  BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching  BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage  BSc (Hons) Sport Development  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science  BSc (Hons) Sport Management  BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education The School also offers:  BA (Hons) Dance  BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Intercalated)

Learning and Teaching Length - Three years full-time and up to seven years part-time Sporting Profile - Applicants should normally have a sports performance profile at, or equivalent to, county standard in at least one sport. Learning and Teaching Our courses are based on a modular framework of compulsory and option modules. The compulsory modules, undertaken by all students, underpin the

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research elements of the courses. Each course has core modules that define the course and underpin the learning outcomes. Additionally, on each course, for most years of study, students may choose a number of option modules that are aligned to their programme. Selection of option modules gives students a degree of flexibility in the direction and focus of their studies. Each 20 credit module has a maximum contact time of 3-hours per week consisting of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory practical sessions and practical coaching workshops. Students are expected to commit 100-hours study to each module in the form of formal classes, directed study and assessment. Students are expected to become more independent in their learning, research and study; this culminates in an Independent Project (dissertation) or Enterprise Project (depending on the pathway taken). Students have access to an on-line Virtual Learning Environment ‘Blackboard’ during the period of their studies. Details of modules available can be found at: www3.cardiffmet.ac.uk/english/sport/ about/structure/pages/home.aspx Practical Sport Modules Students can choose from the following practical sport modules:  Gymnastics  Trampolining  Dance  Rugby Union  Soccer  Hockey  Netball  Basketball  Tennis  Volleyball  Athletics  Squash  Badminton  Cricket  Swimming  Water Polo

 Health Related  Outdoor Exercise Activities Assessment The Cardiff School of Sport assessment strategies for each module vary to ensure that the most appropriate method is used for that area of study. Generally, the undergraduate modules are assessed by a combination of coursework submissions, presentation and examinations. Students who wish to obtain an honours degree award will be expected to produce an Independent Project or Enterprise Project (dependent upon programme of study) of not more than 10,000 words in the final year. Academic Support All students are assigned a personal tutor as well as a year tutor. The personal tutor can provide academic advice and support throughout a student’s undergraduate studies. Support is also available from Student Services. www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/ studentservices Further Information If you are interested in any of our courses, you can find more detail on the Cardiff Met website www.cardiffmet.ac.uk and in the Cardiff Met prospectus which we can send you on request. Admissions Tutors and Course Directors will be happy to take with you about the courses; please email css@cardiffmet.ac.uk. Alternatively you can contact the Cardiff Met Central Admissions Office on 029 2041 6044, or email: courses@cardiffmet.ac.uk


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“The courses are designed to meet current market needs and the curricula are based on attractive mixes of theoretical studies, laboratory based work and practical workshops.�

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BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching UCAS Code: C603 Entry Requirements: 300 points from at least 3 A Levels to include grades BB within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: Our graduates can follow careers in coaching and teaching, the leisure industry, sports science support and in the field of sports development. Past graduates have obtained employment in coaching in the UK and abroad in a variety of sporting contexts some examples of which include football coaching in Adelaide, Australia, and in the USA, Assistant Academy Manager for a championship football club, rugby coaching in Singapore, multi-sport coaching in Shanghai and swimming coaching in Wales. In addition graduates have found employment working as sport development officers for local authorities and National Governing Bodies, as fitness consultants and trainers. The subjects studied and skills learnt will also give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Master’s Doctorate level or undertake a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Course Content: The course focuses on the application and dissemination of knowledge in the practical coaching environment. The main thrust of the course is based on the Coaching Process allowing a major contribution from other key disciplines, such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology, measurement issues in sport and exercise science, performance analysis and adapted physical activity. These elements give the course a unique flavour. You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical and contextual knowledge in training, coaching and performance which will allow you to evaluate and modify your own behaviour and that of performers in a range of sports. It will also enable you to appreciate the role of the professional coach and to understand the qualities needed to coach effectively.

BSc (Hons) Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage* UCAS Code: C607 Entry Requirements: 320 points from at least 3 A Levels to include grades BB within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: This course provides the skills and knowledge to work in sport conditioning, rehabilitation, sports massage or sports science settings. Graduates obtaining the SPS Diploma will be equipped to seek employment as sport massage practitioners. Additional professional qualifications including, strength and conditioning, and exercise instruction/ leadership will be available (at additional costs) to assist students who wish to gain entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals; this will enable graduates to work within health and fitness clubs, in community leisure centres, sports injury/ rehabilitation settings, as self-employed personal trainers, in health promotion and exercise prescription. Graduates will also be able to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level or complete a PGCE. Course Content: The course is multi-disciplinary in nature building on the University's strengths in sport science, sport performance, health and sports massage. The programme comprises modules shared with other sports-related courses and others specifically designed for the course including anatomy and physiology, strength and conditioning, and sports injuries and rehabilitation. Students are required to complete elements of clinical practice and a work placement. The SPS Diploma in Sports Massage is embedded within the degree programme and successful students will be entitled to Level 4 membership of the Sports Massage Association - the professional body for sports massage. There is an additional subsidised cost for this qualification and for insurance. See web for details.

BSc (Hons) Sport Development UCAS Code: C602 Entry Requirements: 300 points from at least 3 A Levels to include grades BB within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: Our graduates follow careers in teaching, coaching, leisure/sports management, and community sports development. Past graduates have, and continue to obtained employment in local authorities, national governing bodies, sports councils, sports marketing companies, event management organisations the adventure activity industry and the university sector or been accepted onto management trainee programmes; others have undertaken further study at master’s level or undertaken a PGCE. Course Content: This course focuses on preparing you to apply and disseminate your knowledge of sports development issues into local, regional and national sports development contexts. It will also allow you to integrate and assimilate the knowledge, skills and experiences gained into a thorough appreciation of the issues and operational contexts of sports development.

* This programme is being reviewed. Please check the website for up-to-date information on course content and structure.

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BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science UCAS Code: C600 Entry Requirements: 340 points from at least three A Levels to include grades BB; grade B to be in a Science subject; General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: This course prepares graduates to follow careers in fitness instruction and health promotion, teaching and lecturing in primary, secondary and higher education, coaching, the leisure industry, sport science and in the field of community sports development. Past graduates have gone on to study physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and nursing; others have obtained employment coaching cricket in Australia, as a tennis professional for David Lloyd, as a strength and conditioning coach for Bristol Rugby Club, or joined the Armed Forces. The subjects studied and skills learnt give graduates the opportunity to continue their education to Master and Doctorate level or undertake a PGCE. Course Content: The course focuses on the scientific basis of participation in exercise and performance in sport. The main thrust of the course is based on the disciplines of physiology, biomechanics and psychology and in measurement issues in sport and exercise science, notational analysis and adapted physical activity. In addition, Sport and Exercise Science Students will follow a unique pathway throughout the 3 levels that focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary aspects of Sport and Exercise Science with a high level of vocational relevance and experience. You will be given many opportunities to develop your practical contextual knowledge in training, coaching and performance.

BSc (Hons) Sport Management UCAS Code: CN62 Entry Requirements: 300 points from at least 3 A Levels to include grades BB within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: Our graduates can follow careers in sport facilities management, health and fitness management, sport management consultancy, teaching and lecturing, sports event management, sports development and in local authority sports departments. In addition, graduates can follow management careers in other industry sectors, join the armed or uniformed forces, or set up their own business. The flexibility of the programme is one of its key strengths with students being able to direct their study to prepare themselves for their chosen career path, particularly during the final year of their programme. As well as these employment options graduates can undertake postgraduate study including PGCE, MSc and MA. Course Content: The course will develop the critical understanding, professional knowledge, skills and attitudes that you will need to take up a managerial position in the fast expanding sport management industry. Modules will focus on sport management as an activity, the impact of that activity and on the underlying business principles that help to sustain and develop the sport industry. You will be expected to take part in practical sports.

BSc (Hons) Sport & Physical Education UCAS Code: C604 Entry Requirements: 320 points from at least 3 A Levels to include grades BB within a relevant subject, General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: Our graduates follow careers in teaching/coaching, the leisure industry, sport science and community sports development and also in recreation management and as national and regional coaches. Past graduates have obtained employment teaching, coaching gymnastics, soccer or trampolining, as fitness consultants and trainers, as sports administrators or joined the Armed Forces or Police Service; others have undertaken further study in the areas of physiotherapy, sports massage, nursing and teaching. The subjects studied and skills learnt will give you the opportunity to continue your education to Master and Doctorate level or to undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Course Content: This course will allow you to effectively analyse and assess performance within sport and physical education. Once a wide foundation of knowledge relating to performance and participation has been established in year one, you have a very broad option selection in year two and no compulsory taught modules in your final year of study. You may apply your specialism in sports science, socio-cultural or philosophical disciplines to examine the needs of the sports performer.

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“... the course will prepare students for a range of careers in the dance industry, particularly dance performance work and that which takes place in community and education settings.�

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BA (Hons) Dance UCAS Code: W500 Entry Requirements: 280 points including grades BB at A2 Level to include a relevant subject. General Studies excluded. See web for full details. Career Potential: There has been an increase in the range of career opportunities in the field of dance in recent years, fed by the increased demand for dance activity in a variety of settings. This is an exciting course designed to meet those demands by preparing the skilled dance practitioners of the future. As such the course will prepare students for a range of careers in the dance industry, particularly dance performance work and that which takes place in community and education settings. Career opportunities include; work as community and education dance practitioners, choreographers and performers; dance project managers; dance development officers, dance administrators; dance company education officers; and researchers. Course Content: As the first single honours dance degree programme in Wales, the course aims to develop you as a creative, reflective dance practitioner with independent learning skills, giving you the ability to apply your knowledge and understanding to a variety of contexts. A balance of academic and vocational studies provides the basis for teaching and learning, with contemporary dance as the main focus for the course. In examining contemporary dance practice 3 strands and the interrelationship between them form the core of studies i.e. dance theatre, community dance and dance education.

Common to those strands are the concepts of making and presenting dance; and the dance infrastructure. Through the course students engage in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of these concepts. Making and Presenting Dance:  Movement Skills - Movement vocabulary, technique/styles, healthy dance practice, movement principles and analysis  Compositional/choreographic skills improvisation, composition and choreographic research, collaboration/group work  Staging - performance. The Dance Infrastructure:  Dance Culture - historical & cultural perspectives, appreciation, critical, analysis  Dance Systems - management, funding, administration politics & policy  Dance Context - dance as art and the interrelationship between dance theatre, community dance and dance education.

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Cardiff School of Sport Undergraduate Prospectus  

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