Thank you for your interest in NSCD. Applications for 2019 entry to the CertHE and BA (Hons) are now closed.
Information on these pages will be updated for 2020 entry in September 2019. In the meantime you are welcome to view details of our Summer School.
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.
We have a limited number of places available at our auditions and so recommend early submission of your application to secure an audition date. 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.
*for overseas auditions taking place after 15/1/19, the deadline is 5 days before your audition dateFees & Finance (CertHE) Fees & Finance (Undergraduate)
Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Contemporary Dance & BA (Hons) Dance (Contemporary) audition dates for September 2019 entry:
Auditions at NSCD, Leeds, UK
Saturday 1 December 2018
Tuesday 11 December 2018
Saturday 15 December 2018
Saturday 5 January 2019
Saturday 26 January 2019
Saturday 9 February 2019
Monday 11 February 2019
Friday 15 February 2019
Saturday 2 March 2019
Sunday 17 March 2019
Saturday 23 March 2019
Friday 29 March 2019
Saturday 27 April 2019 (date added due to the high demand)
Auditions in Scandinavia
Saturday 5 January 2019 | Rom for Dans, Oslo, Norway
Wednesday 9 January 2019 | Trøndertun Folkehøgskole, Gimse, Norway
Saturday 12 January 2019 | GAME, Copenhagen, Denmark
Auditions in Europe
Saturday 26 January 2019 | Opus Ballet, Florence, Italy
Auditions in the Far East
Friday 15 February 2019 | Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) – audition for NAFA students only
Saturday 16 February 2019 | School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) – audition for SOTA students only
Tuesday 26 February 2019 | The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – audition open to any students (from HKAPA or other schools)
Remote Auditions (International applicants only)
Sunday 3 March 2019 | Final date to submit Remote Audition
What information do I need to prepare for my application?
Am I eligible for an audition fee waiver?
What does the audition involve?
This course is specifically designed for the education and training of professional contemporary dance artists, performers, choreographers and artist facilitators.
This course will replace the Access diploma from September 2019. Applications for the Certificate of Higher Education in contemporary dance open in September 2018.
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.