BTEC (EdExcel) Higher National Diploma Performing Arts
JACS Code: 034W, Institution Code: W65
Level: Level 5
Start Date: September 2013Fees: £4,800 tuition fee for 2013-14. This fee is for one year of study and may be subject to change in subsequent years. The course fee is usually covered by your student loan and you will not need to pay this back until you have completed this course and when you are earning over £21,000 a year. Home students will receive a bursary of £500 to help towards expenses (usually in February, subject to satisfactory attendance and progress on the course). International Fees: The international HE fee for 2013-14 is to be confirmed.
The course is delivered by enthusiastic staff with industry experience. It is divided into core and optional units covering all aspects of performing arts from research, performance and production to professional practice and management. Throughout the course you will develop skills in acting, dance and singing.
The course is structured around three areas of study:
You will study units such as:
In both Year 1 and Year 2 you will study:
You will use our Endeavour Theatre and dance and performance studios with a rehearsal room and costume department.
You will be involved in community project work with local theatre companies, setting up and running productions in-house, in the community and on tour.
Recent projects have included performances with the Rambert Dance Company and the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, theatrical radio productions, and writing projects with the Donmar Warehouse resulting in a professional performance of the students’ work.
There are regular trips to visit performances in London and at local arts centres.
"As well as improving you as a dancer, the HND teaches you about the business side of things, like taking a show on tour, how to fund it and successfully promote it. I’ve appeared in some great dance shows at Sadler Wells and at the college’s Endeavour Theatre and we even performed in Hounslow town centre!"
Dawn appeared in the West End version of Bugsy Malone, trained at The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, played the lead role in a touring production of Fame and was dance captain for the Attic Theatre Company.