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HNCD Performing Arts

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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: P3A4. Institution code Y70.

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This course will provide students with the education and training necessary for a successful career in a global performing arts environment. You will discover in further depth the range of roles available in the sector and how they collaborate together to create a full production.

Our Approach

The course will develop both your physical and vocal performance skills, as well as looking in detail at a wide range of acting and performance techniques. Creating content and performing is at the heart of the course structure, with a key emphasis on professional development and career progression.

Course Themes

  • The performing arts industry
  • Creative research project
  • Working in the industry
  • Sound operation
  • Scenic construction
  • Auditioning
  • Producing theatre
  • Acting
  • Management role

Did You Know?

This is a brand new course for 2020, be one of the first to obtain this specialist qualification.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Performing and production techniques
  • Professional development
  • Voice and speech for actors

Career Progression

  • Actor
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Dancer
  • Theatre Stage Manager
  • Freelance Musician
  • Entertainer
  • Production Assistant
  • Stage Performer
  • Multimedia Artist

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a HNC or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.


Full time: £7200 (pro-rata for part-time)

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

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