Thank you for your interest in applying for a course at NSCD. We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion. We audition all applicants and our audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses.
Subject to final validation, in September 2018, NSCD will also be introducing a 1 year Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Contemporary Dance as as well as the existing 3 year BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary). NSCD auditions will be combined for these two courses as many candidates may wish to apply for both (if they are unsure which is the most suitable course for them) and this way they only need to attend one audition. The audition panel will consider which course would be most suited to the candidate, at this stage in their dance study, and will shortlist for each course accordingly. We limit each audition group to a maximum of approximately 25 candidates which we believe enhances the experience and provides a good insight to what life as a student at NSCD would be like. It also means that the audition panel gains a good insight into the work of each candidate and we therefore do not need to hold recalls auditions.
We have a limited number of places available at our auditions and so recommend early submission of your application to secure an audition date. Applications open on Monday 1st October 2018. Our final closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th January 2019, however, you will need to submit your application in advance of the audition you wish to attend and we can advise that most applications are made and auditions booked by late December/early January each year.
Fees & Finance Course information
BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) and Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Contemporary Dance audition dates for September 2019 entry:
Saturday 24 November 2018; NSCD, Leeds
Saturday 1 December 2018; NSCD, Leeds
Tuesday 11 December 2018; NSCD, Leeds
Saturday 15 December 2018; NSCD, Leeds
Saturday 5 January 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Saturday 5 January 2019; Oslo, Norway (venue details available by October)
Saturday 12 January 2019; Copenhagen, Denmark (venue details available by October)
January 2019; Italy (date and venue details available by October)
Saturday 26 January 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Saturday 9 February 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Monday 11 February 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Friday 15 February 2019; NSCD, Leeds
February 2019; Singapore (dates and venue details available by October)
February 2019; China (dates and venue details available by October)
February 2019; Hong Kong (dates and venue details available by October)
Saturday 2 March 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Sunday 3 March 2019; Final date to submit Remote Audition; International applicants only
Sunday 17 March 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Saturday 23 March 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Friday 29 March 2019; NSCD, Leeds
Additional information will be available by October 2018; further overseas dates and venues will be added.
Cert HE & BA Audition Information (Leeds & Overseas) (printable pdf)
Information about Remote Auditions (for International applicants only) will be available by October 2018.
Cert HE & BA Application Information (printable pdf)
The NSCD online application form will be available on this How to Apply webpage from the opening date.
This course is specifically designed for the education and training of professional contemporary dance artists, performers, choreographers and artist facilitators.
NSCD’s Student Services department is a one stop shop for all students, and aims to be students’ first point of call for all enquiries. These enquiries may range from timetabling, accommodation, safeguarding and attendance.