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HND Performing Arts (Tresham)

UCAS Code: 5W29

Higher National Diploma - HND

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

This exciting course has been carefully tailored to prepare you for work in the professional industry. You will explore a wide range of alternative approaches to acting, as well as the naturalistic and classical acting styles, to develop as a well-rounded performer, building a portfolio of experience vital for auditions. At the end of this course you will leave with professional head shots, a voice over show reel, an actor’s show reel, an actor’s CV and knowledge of how to acquire an agent.

You will work alongside practitioners to develop and hone your skills in the three disciplines of acting, singing and movement. Working as a company you will prepare for public performances, both in the classical theatre setting but also in site-specific locations, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The course also includes a subsidised trip* to a European City which is linked to an assessed assignment. Previous locations have included Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and Edinburgh.
Throughout the course there are lots of opportunities to see live performances and to work with industry professionals on projects, gaining experience and employment connections.
*subject to availability

On completion of the HND you will be prepared for a number of different pathways including auditioning for professional work, further study through a top-up to a BA (Hons) degree, or further courses at drama school.

Modules

Modules studied include*:
Alternative Approaches to Acting; Development of Acting Skill; Physical Theatre Performance; Dance & Health; Singing for Musical Theatre; Classical Acting; Vocal Method in Context; Innovative Theatre Performance; Naturalistic Acting and Movement for the Actor.
*Modules may be subject to change

Assessment methods

This course is 100% coursework. Assessments vary from presentations, essays, workshops, sketchbook critiques and “live” client based projects. The course is 60% practical and 40% written.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,895
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,895
per year
Scotland
£5,895
per year
Wales
£5,895
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Tresham College - Kettering Campus

Department:

Performing Arts and Media

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