Performing Arts (Acting), Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

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This HND in Performing Arts (Acting) will build on your previous experience and is suited to potential students who are determined to work within the sphere of the dramatic arts, providing them with opportunities to explore a wide range of different areas where they would like to progress in Drama.

The modules are chosen to help prepare graduating students for the most likely destinations they choose to pursue, be that continuing their education, or finding work as a self-employed practitioner of performing arts.

The programme features specialist modules, delivered by staff with a wealth of professional experience in each subject area. These include:

• Working in the Performing Arts

• Classical Acting

• Voice and Speech for the Actor

• Vocal and speech for Actors

• Production Skills for Performance

• Theatre Directing

• Devising

• Research.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The Ethos of the HND Acting course is one of company. Students will function as a member of a small theatre company. In this company you will develop the skills required by any successful modern theatre company. This will include learning the methodology of ‘the company as director’, where you will be expected to self-direct a piece of theatre, with tutor support.

On successful completion the student will be able to:

• demonstrate self-management, self-promotion and interpersonal skills necessary for successful employment and self-employment in the acting profession

• reflect on their own performance and identify further development needs or opportunities

• pursue further higher education or professional studies in relevant subject areas

• undertake professional performance commitments.

Special Features:

The programme is taught by contemporaneous industry members and a succession of guest lecturers.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is made available to you via the prospectus.

Please see our HE Prospectus available in full online.