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HNC in Performance (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre)

HNC • Level 4

HNC in Performance (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre)

HNC • Level 4

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA6113

Study ModeFull time

DurationThis course lasts one year (HNC) or two years (HND).

Awarded ByThe awarding body for this course is Pearson.

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About the course

The purpose of this course is to train students for entering into the performance industry. The HNC allows students to specialise in either Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre. This course has a large focus on practical work, developing skills and techniques in preparation for performance. On the course, students complete 2 core units in the Performing Arts Industry and Professional Development giving students the knowledge of how to work as a freelance performer. The remaining 6 units being a choice of each student, allowing for a bespoke course to be created. The units on this course are project-based, working towards live performance and filmed productions. This will allow students to create a professional portfolio to take forward into their careers. In the Acting units, you will cover acting skills and techniques from a range of styles and practitioners, voice and speech for performance and acting for the camera. Within the Dance units you will study a variety of styles such as ballet, contemporary, jazz and commercial. You will learn about choreography and take part in dance for camera. On the Musical Theatre pathway, you will study all three disciplines (Acting, Singing and Jazz Dance). You will explore a variety of musical theatre styles, which will culminate in performing in full productions. Transferable skills students develop on this course include, effective writing skills, critical thinking, creativity, team building and digital literacy.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA6113

Study ModeFull time

DurationThis course lasts one year (HNC) or two years (HND).

CostQuestion tooltip icon0.00

Awarded ByThe awarding body for this course is Pearson.

Start Date/s

06/09/2021

Entry requirements

All applications are subject to an audition and interview before admission to the course. UCAS Points: 104 (equivalent to DMM in BTEC or BCC in A Level) or previous experience of 5 years of training in performing arts. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome to audition for the course.

Modules

Compulsory: Unit 1: The Performing Arts Industry (Pearson-set) and Unit 2: Professional Development. Optional (Pick 6 from the following list - subject to availability): Unit 3: Jazz Dance 1, Unit 4: Ballet 1, Unit 5: Contemporary Dance 1, Unit 6: Commercial Dance 1, Unit 9: Choreography 1, Unit 11: Dance for Camera, Unit 12: Singing 1, Unit 13: Acting 1, Unit 14: Musical Theatre History in Practice, Unit 17: Acting for Camera, Unit 19: Movement for Actors, Unit 23: Lighting Operation, Unit 24: Sound Operation, Unit 28: Hair and Make-up Application, Unit 29: Crewing, Unit 10: Investigation of Specialism, Unit 15: Ensemble Singing, Unit 20: Devising Theatre and Performance or Unit 18: Voice and Speech for Actors.

Assessment

On this course, students will be assessed in various ways. These include practically in rehearsals, workshops and final performance. The themes for these assessments will be a mixture of being set by the awarding body and Burnley College. This allows us to cover both contemporary and traditional contexts on this course to give a more holistic experience and better prepare students for the workplace or continued study. You will also be assessed in written form through presentations, reports, essays, websites and portfolio work. All students receive 1:1 time with tutors as well as academic study sessions in order to support with this aspect.

Careers & Progression

Successful graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the HND at Burnley College where they can further specialise in their chosen discipline, with a view to topping up to a full degree on completion. Students who wish to go straight into the workplace can progress into various roles in the industry with a Level 4 qualification backing them.

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

We have an industry standard performance theatre, dance studio and fitness studio. The department provides access to high-spec video cameras, changing facilities, ballet barres, acro equipment and PCs/laptops for theory lessons.

Extra curricular activities

Within the Performing Arts area at Burnley College you will have access to The Dance Academy as well as The Musical Theatre Academy. You will also have access to guest workshops and classes as well as trip and visits (including an over night in London).

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