Performing Arts (Musical Theatre), Higher National Certificate (HNC)

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The HND in Musical Theatre programme will build on the student’s previous experience. It will allow the building of singing, dancing and acting experience as well as develop the necessary skills to enable to stage, direct and perform. The programme offers students an opportunity to undertake major performance projects, learn advanced vocal techniques and apply acting skills in performance, and gain experience with dance/movement contextualized practice.

To progress their skills as performers, facilitators and future musical theatre professionals, students will lead, manage and create work for the department’s own EnHaNCeD Undergraduate Performance Company, with the Level 4 students as the ensemble company, in addition to performing themselves. They will initiate projects, liaise with external agencies and deliver performance for a public audience in the College’s own theatre and for local events and festivals. Students will gain essential academic knowledge of research in theory and practice methodologies, appropriate for those wishing to complete post graduate study. Students will also have an opportunity to develop workshop leadership and teaching skills in a variety of community and schools settings, under the mentorship of experienced tutors.

Units Covered:

• Creative Research Project

• Working in the Performing Arts

• Dance for Musical theatre

• Physical Theatre

• Singing 2

• Acting 2

• Working in Creative Education.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The programme will develop students’ in-depth understanding of musical theatre and the possibilities within the genre. Students are challenged in their perceptions of how to create performance and work towards developing their own directed musical, to be performed at the end of the programme. Students will also develop skills across a variety of dance styles

and use these to inform their choreographic choices in their musical. Within acting, students will gain a knowledge of the approaches of different practitioners and how to apply these to their work across the three disciplines. Alongside the many practical skills gained, students will develop self-management, self-promotion and interpersonal skills, while improving their reflective practice and evaluation skills. There will also be a number of transferable skills gained over the course of the qualification in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.

Special Features:

Within the programme there are many opportunities for learners to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links with community organisations, arts festivals and creative industries will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide a chance for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and networking opportunities. Learning is supported through a series of contextual visits, including London, where students will have the opportunity to visit trade fairs, participate in workshops and watch shows. There are also opportunities (through our strong links with other arts organisations) to take part in workshops by leading practitioners and companies.

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

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