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Musical Theatre, Higher National

Certificate (HNC)

The Musical Theatre HNC is a challenging and wide ranging course whose central aim is the preparation of students for higher education and employment across the performing arts industry. Students will develop practical, academic and research skills alongside their exploration of performance. This HNC is designed to give a good grounding in Musical Theatre and explores acting, singing and dance. Units covered include Devising Performance, Dance for Musical Theatre, Developing Acting Techniques, Commercial Dance, Singing for Musical Theatre.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: The programme will develop an in-depth understanding of Musical Theatre and the possibilities within the genre. Students will be challenged in their perceptions about how to create performance and will work towards developing their own musical, to be performed at the end of the programme. They will be equipped with the necessary skills to interpret songs (using appropriate vocal technique), analysing their purpose within a musical theatre context and, in some cases; going on to write their own material for their devised musical. They will develop skills across a variety of dance styles and use these to inform their choreographic choices in their own 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 whilst improving their reflective practice and evaluation skills. There will also be a number of transferrable skills gained over the course of the qualification in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.

Special Features: Within the programme there will be numerous 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 an opportunity 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 drama schools.

Teaching Methods: The knowledge and skills acquired on the programme will link directly to the vocational context and will diversify into a range of skills required within the performing arts, and beyond. Teaching and Learning methods will include formal lectures and seminars which will underpin practical workshop sessions with relevant industry, historical and cultural reference. Practical modules will take place in specialist rooms with tutor support and guidance and extra independent learning sessions will be supported wherever possible.

Assessment Methods: The programme is assessed through a combination of written essays, research portfolios and evaluations, which will support the practical assessments throughout the course. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written and practical. Self and peer assessment in convener/critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

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

This programme will produce graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at degree level. Recent HNC Musical Theatre students have gone on to study at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, LIPA, Edge Hill University, London College of Music, Birmingham School of Acting, JMU and Hull University.

What the course leads to

This programme will produce graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas, progression will be through direct entry into the industry or through further study at degree level. Recent HNC Musical Theatre students have gone on to study at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, LIPA, Edge Hill University, London College of Music, Birmingham School of Acting, JMU and Hull University.

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"I have really enjoyed my time at The City of Liverpool College, the support I received during my time at the college was fantastic and the tutors are inspirational"

Craig Colton secured a HNC in drama, wowed judges on the XFactor and progressed onto Thames Valley University

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The Arts Centre
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