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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

University Centre at Salford City College

UCAS Code: PA01 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

This dynamic one-year course has been designed to provide a professionally focused, industry-based training and preparation for drama school, university or employment as a performer within the theatre, TV and film industries. The course has strong partnerships with local theatres, acting agents, creative organisations and employers in Salford and Greater Manchester such as BBC and ITV, The Lowry, Contact Theatre, The Kings Arms Theatre, Greater Manchester Police, Red Door Management and Lime Productions. Through these partnerships, the teaching team are able to offer highly relevant, realistic and industry-standard training.

The objectives of the BTEC Higher Nationals in Performing Arts are as follows:
? To equip students with Performing Arts skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global Performing Arts environment
? To provide education and training for a range of careers in Performing Arts
? To provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within the Performing Arts, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels
? To equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values
? To provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in Performing Arts, or progress to higher education qualifications such as an Honours degree in Performing Arts or a related area
? To provide opportunities for students to develop the skills, techniques and personal attributes essential for successful working lives
? To support students to understand the local, regional and global context of performing arts and, for those students with a global outlook, to aspire to
international career pathways
? To provide students with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; recognising the role that performing arts plays in addressing these issues
? To provide opportunities for students to achieve a nationally-recognised professional qualification within their chosen area of specialisation
? To provide opportunities for students to achieve vendor accredited certifications Pearson Levels 4 and 5 Higher Nationals in Performing Arts
? To offer students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional
recognition and beyond
? To allow flexibility of study and to meet local or specialist needs
? To offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations
? To provide students with opportunities to engage in an industry-recognised apprenticeship scheme that aligns with their employer’s needs and their own
career aspirations
? To provide students with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.

Modules

In addition to the core units of creative arts professional practice and creative arts research skills you can expect to study six of the optional units such as Naturalistic Acting, Acting for Camera, Classical Acting, Movement for the actor, Dancing for Musical theatre, Singing for Musical theatre, Musical theatre performance and
Theatre Directing.

Assessment methods

The course is intensive and you will be expected to engage in informed debates about current issues in the performing arts and consider the contexts through which your own art form has evolved. Assessment will be through a range of performance opportunities alongside research projects, online portfolios and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Department:

University Centre

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