The HNC in Musical Theatre (Level 4) is a challenging and wide ranging course with the central aim of preparing students for higher education and employment in the musical theatre industry.Students will develop technical and performance skills in voice, dance and acting to become "Triple Threat" performers. They will perform for public audiences as their own musical Theatre Company - EnHaNCeD Undergraduate Performance - in the College’s own theatre and at local events and promotions. This course is designed to give a strong grounding in professional musical theatre.
- The Performing Arts Industry
- Professional Development
- Jazz Dance 1
- Acting 1
- Singing 1
- Musical Theatre History in Practice
- Vocal Repertoire
- Devising Theatre and Performance
Skills and Knowledge Developed: The programme will develop understanding of musical theatre and the possibilities within the genre. Students work towards performing a large scale musical at the end of the year for a public audience, in the College’s own theatre.
As EnHanCed Undergraduate Performance Company, students will also deliver small scale cabaret performances, community showcases and provide entertainment at local events.They will also be equipped with the necessary skills to interpret songs (using appropriate vocal techniques), character development and acting techniques, as well as gain competence in musical theatre dance performance (jazz and contemporary dance).
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 transferable skills gained over the course of the qualification in areas such as problem solving, numeracy, IT and communication.
The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:
HNC Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Programme Handbook (19-20)
Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.
Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)
This course leads to...
This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas. Progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at degree level.
Direct Entry onto HND Musical Theatre at The City of Liverpool College (CoLC) or equivalent institutions.
Direct entry to Industry through audition and employment. HNC Musical Theatre students have gone on to study at Level 5 at CoLC, Edge Hill, LIPA, and Urdang.
Four GCSEs at 'C' or equivalent plus two A2 or three AS levels (related subjects) or equivalent, e.g. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dance, Acting or Musical Theatre.
Applications from mature students are on the basis of experience.
Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
Why study with us?
Within the programme there are numerous opportunities for students 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 strong links with other arts organisations) to take part in workshops by leading practitioners and drama schools. Apply Now »
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