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Performance (Musical Theatre)

City of Sunderland College

UCAS Code: W471 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

A guidance of 32 UCAS points to apply for the course. It is also desirable that you have at least a level 2 qualification in English and Maths. Academic qualifications • A BTEC Level 3 qualification • Other related level 3 qualifications • An access to higher education certificate received from an approved further education institution • Related work experience • Mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. All candidates will be interviewed and practical work will be viewed wherever appropriate and possible.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

The academic content of this programme concentrates on providing opportunities for full time students to gain a nationally recognised, vocationally-specific qualification to enter employment in the performing arts industries or progress to a higher education vocational qualifications such as a full-time degree in acting/dance/musical theatre or a related area.

Sunderland College is well known for producing students who are highly creative, innovative and professional in their practice. Our Higher National Diploma (HND) Performance course at Sunderland College is a nationally recognised qualification which allows you to progress directly into employment or serve as a foundation to a top up degree. This course will develop your existing skills and introduce you to a range of techniques and practices which will give you the confidence and versatility to succeed in the performing arts sector.

You will study a range of practical and academic units of performance covering all aspects needed for a successful career in the performing arts industry. This unique course gives you the opportunity to work with professional practitioners and acclaimed international companies allowing you to extend your repertoire of experience and industry contacts.

Modules

Year 1
Performing Arts Industry
Professional Development
Acting 1
Singing 1
Jazz Dance 1
Acting for Camera
Contemporary 1
Movement for Actors

Year 2
Creative Research Project
Working in Creative Education
Acting 2
Singing 2
Dance for Musical Theatre
Immersive Theatre
Performance Project

Assessment methods

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used that encourage and facility learners’ creative and artistic development and particularly those approaches that investigate theory through applied practice. Methods used will encourage both independent and collaborative learning through use of practical workshops, interactive lectures, resource based learning, self-directed study and group work, tutorials, discussion and critiques and rehearsals.

Individual or group projects for each unit will always culminate in public performance.

Students will critically reflect on their own development of skills and performance and that of others, visiting companies and practitioners, attendance of performances and residences will be used to broaden learners concepts and practice.

Assessment is on-going. Verbal and written formative feedback is given at regular intervals. Assessment methods differ depending on the unit however typical assessment methods used may include: Practical demonstrations and presentations, portfolios, performances and events, log books, essays, evaluations, online blogs, reports and tasks.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£5,999
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,999
per year
Scotland
£5,999
per year
Wales
£5,999
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bede Campus

Department:

Visual and Performing Arts

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