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Performing Arts (Acting) - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

In Performing Arts, or related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

GCSE/National 4/National 5

To include English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or level 2 equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In Performing Arts, or related subjects.

UCAS Tariff

32

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Performing arts

This programme develops a wide range of performance skills (acting, voice, devising, acting for camera and movement) and is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the performing arts industry or drama school, and are looking for further practical training and a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification (Title:HNC Diploma in Performing Arts). This full time course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts in the industry and have an extensive performance and teaching profile.

Modules

Students will study the following Level 4 units:-
•The Performing Arts Industry (Core, 15 credits): This provides an exploration into the creative arts industry, considering varied jobs roles and functions within the performing arts.
•Professional Development (Core, 15 credits): Building on your knowledge of working within the performing arts, this unit encourages you to set yourself up as a professional within the industry, considering the audition process and online promotion.

The College intends for the following modules to be available, however this may depend on staffing:-
•Investigation of Specialism (Optional, 15 credits): Research and development of a genre and/or practitioner explored by theory and practice.
•Acting (Optional, 15 credits): Practical application of acting skills, with an opportunity for live performance.
•Acting for Camera (Optional, 15 credits): Refining of acting technique, suitable for screen – filmed within the TV studio as KHR & CIC.
•Singing (Optional, 15 credits): Sessions will train actors to use their voices and develop strengths vocally in singing.
•Movement for Actors (Optional, 15 credits): Working with the body and exploring creative physicality will condition actor’s bodies ready for performance.
•Devising Theatre and Performance (Optional, 15 credits): Provides students with the opportunity to be creative and generate performance work from a range of stimuli.
•Voice and Speech for Actors (Optional, 15 credits): Vocal training and conditioning to support actors with their performance work.

Assessment methods

Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework, group work, practical activities, presentations, written reports, essays and examinations. Extra rehearsal space and support for self-guided company development work will be allocated as appropriate.

Tuition fees

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

England
£5,100
per year
EU
£5,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,100
per year
Scotland
£5,100
per year
Wales
£5,100
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston College

Department:

School of Creative Industries [KC]

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

55%
low
Performing arts

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

55%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
45%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
55%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

40%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
55%
Course specific equipment and facilities
9%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Performing arts

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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