Performance (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performance (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre)

Course summary

The HNC allows students to specialise in either Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre. This course has a large focus on practical work, developing skills and techniques in preparation for performance. On the course, students complete 2 core units in the Performing Arts industry and professional development with the remaining 6 units being a choice of each student, allowing for a bespoke course to be created. The units on this course are project-based, working towards live performance and filmed productions. This will allow students to create a professional portfolio to take forward into their careers. In the Acting units, you will cover classical and contemporary theatre, physical and vocal skills of the actor and film and TV performance as well as devising and scripted work. Within the Dance units you will study a variety of styles such as ballet, contemporary, jazz and commercial. You will learn about choreography and take part in dance for camera. On the Musical Theatre pathway, you will study all three disciplines (Acting, Singing and Jazz Dance). You will explore a variety of musical theatre styles which will culminate in performing in full productions. The transferable skills that students will develop on this course include. ● Effective writing skills ● Critical thinking ● Creativity ● Team building ● Digital literacy ● Competence in assessment methods used in higher education.


Compulsory Unit 1: The Performing Arts Industry (Pearson-set) Unit 2: Professional Development Optional (Pick 6 from the following list - subject to availability) Unit 3: Jazz Dance 1 Unit 4: Ballet 1 Unit 5: Contemporary Dance 1 Unit 6: Commercial Dance 1 Unit 9: Choreography 1 Unit 11: Dance for Camera Unit 12: Singing 1 Unit 13: Acting 1 Unit 14: Musical Theatre History in Practice Unit 17: Acting for Camera Unit 19: Movement for Actors Unit 23: Lighting Operation Unit 24: Sound Operation Unit 28: Hair and Make-up Application Unit 29: Crewing Unit 10: Investigation of Specialism Unit 15: Ensemble Singing Unit 20: Devising Theatre and Performance Unit 18: Voice and Speech for Actors

Assessment method

On this course, students will be assessed in various ways. They include: - Practical Within the practical aspect of the course, students will be assessed on rehearsals, workshops and final performance. The themes for these assessments will be a mixture of being set by the awarding body and Burnley College. This allows us to cover both contemporary and traditional contexts on this course to give a more holistic experience and better prepare students for the workplace or continued study. - Written The written aspect of the course will be assessed through presentations, reports, essays and portfolio work. All students receive 1:1 time with tutors as well as academic study sessions in order to support with this aspect.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are subject to an interview before admission to the course. UCAS Points: 104 (equivalent to DMM in BTEC or BCC in A Level) or Previous experience of 5 years of training in performing arts.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7000 Year 1
England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1

Additional fee information

An additional £250 for exam registration taken on enrolment
Performance (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre) at Burnley College - UCAS