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University Centre at Wakefield College

Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

UCAS Code: 2M17

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

UCAS Tariff

64

UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject. Or An Access course. GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The course is designed to give those who wish to pursue a career in Musical Theatre the best possible start. Skill development in singing, dance, acting & musicality is at the core of everything you will do. In addition, you will also learn to become a ‘thinking and analytical’ performer with a breadth of knowledge relating to both the performing arts industry and related contextual studies. You will see the latest productions, perform in shows and work alongside industry professionals in order to gain a perspective of industry practice and to keep abreast of what’s happening in your particular field of study. This course is the first step on the ladder to success in one of the most exciting, rewarding and creative industries.

Professional development, industry standard training and academic study are at the core of this course, whether you wish to become a performer, a community arts practitioner, a teacher, or a combination of all three. The HND Musical Theatre course offers students the opportunity to develop as original artists while gaining a respected and valuable qualification. Close links with the Theatre Royal Wakefield, working West End professionals, a range of theatre visits and an annual residential trip are among the highlights of this exciting and dynamic course.

Modules

* The Performing Arts Industry * Professional Development * Jazz Dance 1 & 2 * Singing 1 & 2 * Acting 1 & 2 * Creative Arts Research * Working in the Performing Arts Industry * Dance for Musical Theatre * Musical Theatre Historical Context in Practice * Ensemble Singing * Performance Practice * Vocal Repertoire This course focuses on professional development, training, and academic study. The course offers you the opportunity to develop as an original artist in singing, dancing, and acting through song, in order to achieve a sound knowledge of the industry and give you optimum scope for your future career. Underpinning the practical aspects of the course is the exploration of theoretical concepts of performance and its creation and presentation. This course will provide you with the opportunity to apply your experience in the studios in a diverse range of performance arenas such as community-based contexts, performance projects, and theatre-based performances.

Assessment methods

The College assesses you through the coursework that you produce as you complete each unit, this may include finished pieces of work, written work, your research, and a reflective journal which allows you to evaluate your learning and highlight your strengths and areas for further development. The majority of units have some form of performance-based assessment attached that focus on a range of performance skills and genres. There are two types of assessment that you will receive while on your course: Formative assessment is the process whereby your work and progress are assessed at regular intervals with accompanying feedback from staff in order to help to improve your performance. Staff will provide you with feedback on the progress of your work before you reach the assessment point at the end of the unit. This may take place one-to-one with a tutor (e.g. in a tutorial) or in group sessions. Summative assessment is the process whereby your work is evaluated and given a mark at the end of course unit. Summative assessment formally records your achievement of the unit’s learning outcomes and final feedback. You will be assessed against the approved unit learning outcomes and assessment requirements as outlined in the unit handbooks, these typically include the module descriptor, assignment brief(s) and programme outlines. The unit handbooks guide you through the specific areas of work in which you will be engaged in order to produce the work required for assessment and so successfully achieve the unit learning outcomes. Many courses also employ self and peer evaluation or assessment within their overall assessment processes. Self-evaluation and self-assessment require you to reflect upon your learning and performance and to submit this to tutors. Peer evaluation and peer assessment are used when students have been working in teams and require each team member to reflect upon their peers’ performance and to submit this to tutors or to give you support and guidance in developing areas of performance. There is a minimum of one piece of assessed work per unit. Your tutors will help you to track your areas of achievement for each unit/module and to identify and discuss with you opportunities to collate evidence for module achievement. You will be graded using the Edexcel guidelines and specifications to assess whether the evidence produced for assignments has reached the required standard at pass, merit or distinction level.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,750
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EU
£6,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,750
per year
Scotland
£6,750
per year
Wales
£6,750
per year

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Course location:

Wakefield City Campus

Department:

Humanities and Science

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