🚧 NSCG | HNC/HND Performing Arts
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Course overview

This is a full-time course where students will achieve a HNC in their first year and a HND at the end of their second year. Students can choose between either the dance or acting pathway but will study three mandatory units together. Dance pathway specialist units are: classical ballet, contemporary technique, jazz performance, dance and health, commercial dance and choreography. Acting pathway specialist units are devising performance, applied contemporary performance practice, classical acting, historical context in the performing arts, singing for musical theatre, theatre directing and acting for musical theatre.

What else do I need to know?

Dance participation includes working as part of the NULC Dance Company creating and devising new work. Performing and choreographing for public performances and attending a diverse range of professional's classes and dance exhibitions. Dance students will have help to prepare for dance college, drama school and university and will also have the opportunity to take extra dance exams (IDTA/ ISTD). Acting participation includes working as part of an acting company to create new works and responding to commissions on schools and community groups. Students will also work as part of a touring company and lead workshops, attend master classes and also specific skills workshops. Acting students will have help to prepare for drama school or university and will showcase to live audiences yearly.

What are the entry requirements?

Students will need to have completed a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma or A Levels. The College also welcomes applications from mature students and those with relevant experience but without formal qualifications. All prospective students will be auditioned and interviewed, where you will be asked to perform either a monologue or a dance.

How is it assessed?

This course is entirely coursework based. It is taught as separate units of study that explore different areas of acting or dance. You will be assessed continuously throughout the year as you complete each task within a unit of study. Tasks vary and include practical work, written reports, presentations and performances.

What financial support is on offer?

There are two types of loans to help students cover the costs of their higher education course in college: tuition fee loans and living cost loans (also called maintenance loans). You pay these loans back when you finish your course and earn over £27,295. If you earn less than that, you won’t have to repay anything. If you’re earning more than that, we’ll work out your repayments at 9% of your income over that amount. Maintenance loans are only available to students studying on a full-time basis. They are not available for students studying on a part-time basis. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

Students on the course can progress to dance or drama college, apply for university programmes in higher education or go straight into the profession as actors, dancers, production staff or study towards teaching qualifications.

Music & Performing Arts