The HND in Musical Theatre programme builds on the student’s previous experience. It allows the building of singing, dancing and acting experience as well as develops the necessary skills required 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, as well as gain experience with dance/movement contextualised 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.
- 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, 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:
HND Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Top Up Programme Handbook (19-20)
Please note: this course will only run when there is a sufficient number of applicants.
Higher National Diploma 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 BA Hons Top up Degree in Performing Arts at The City of Liverpool College or equivalent institutions.
Direct entry to Industry through audition and employment. HND Musical Theatre students have gone on to study at Level 6 or into employment.
Four GCSEs at 'C'/4 or equivalent plus two A2 or three AS levels (related subjects) or equivalent, e.g. BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre.
Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts or equivalent level 4 qualification, along with relevant experience.
Applications from mature students will be considered 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 many 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 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 strong links with other arts organisations) to take part in workshops by leading practitioners and companies.Apply Now »
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