Thank you for your interest in the Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Contemporary Dance at NSCD.
Applications for 2021 entry will open October 2020.
Due to the impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 we will now be asking all our applicants to audition remotely, instead of attending face to face auditions. This means submitting links to recorded audition footage online.
NSCD auditions all applicants and our audition process is designed to assess your potential as a dance artist and your suitability for our courses. We welcome all applicants regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or religion.
Please read What NSCD is looking for in potential CertHE students (click to open in pdf)
Fees & Finance Course info
Visit the Course Information page for full details of the course and the entry requirements.
All audition dates for this course have now been suspended. Instead, we are asking applicants to follow our Remote Audition route* – submitting links to recorded footage as part of your online application. The deadline to apply and submit your links has been extended to 30 April 2020.
*this route is first choice for the majority of our international applicants
Full details of what to submit can be found in the document below:
We have reviewed our audition content in view of the fact you may not have have access to a dance studio at this present time.
The audition fee is £50 which is payable through our online Box Office once you have submitted your application and video links. We are unable to process applications until payment has been made.
NSCD is an affiliate of The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama who offer a number of audition fee waivers, to undergraduate applicants from the UK with low household income who may struggle to find the funds for the application/audition fee.
Full details of Undergraduate Audition Fee Waiver Scheme (Click to open pdf)
We recommend early submission of your application.
For full information see Cert HE Application Information (Click to open pdf)
The online application form will be available on this web page until the closing date.
NSCD’s Access course is recognised nationally for preparing dance artists to undertake further in-depth professional training.
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.