What will I learn?
The HNC in Performing Arts is a combination of independent practice and collaborative theatre production. The course features the exploration of a range of theatre practitioners and encourages the application of complex dramatic techniques and strategies in a practical and vocational setting. The course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop their own style as a performance practitioner as well as working towards professional standard productions of contemporary material. The HNC course follows on from the Level 3 in Performing Arts/Acting and builds upon the core knowledge previously gained. Stagecraft is a key aspect to working within repertory theatre and this aspect of the course will provide the learner with a working knowledge of technical theatre and production design, thus delivering a vocational approach to the subject.
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed mostly through a combination of performance practice and academic coursework which will, in most instances, support the performance work produced by the learner. The core unit of The Performing Arts Industry is assessed externally.
- Performing Arts Industry
- Professional Development
- Investigation of Specialism
- Musical Theatre History in Practice
- Movement for Actors
- Devising for Theatre and Performance
A Level/BTEC Subsidiary Diploma –Two passes at grade C/Merit or above; one should be in Drama or Theatre Studies.
BTEC National Diploma – MM in a Performing Arts based subject
BTEC National Extended Diploma – MMP in a Performing Arts based subject
GCSE – English and Maths at Grade C / 4 or above
(examples below are not exclusive)
Theatre Trips: £100
Props and Costume: £50
Where can I go from here ?
The HNC course provides the learners with the opportunity to progress on to an honours degree at University to continue their studies either within Performing Arts or a related subject such as Stage Management. Having gained vocational experience, the learners will also have the option of progressing directly into employment within industry.