City of Liverpool College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performing Arts (Acting)

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Course summary

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This Performing Arts (Acting) HNC is suited to those determined to work within the sphere of the dramatic arts, providing them with opportunities to explore a wide range of different areas where they would like to progress in Drama. he programme develops a deep understanding of the relationship between the actor, director, scriptwriter/deviser and the performance environment, by developing the student’s ability to respond creatively to the needs of theatrical performance. Students are equipped with the skills necessary to translate a director’s vision through the development, look and practical requirements of on-stage characters and performers, thereby providing back-story and insight into character. The group will function and be treated as a professional ensemble theatre company and will learn and develop skills in creative collaboration, leadership, research and the formation and implementation of creative concepts. The modules also deliver a theoretical, historical and cultural basis for the concepts explored, arming graduates with a fundamental basis and background of a wide range of theatrical and artistic forms. Students receive a broad spectrum of insights into the permutations of the modern arts industry and are able to adapt to current and shifting trends. Students are treated as professionals, by professionals, and regular exposure to the local theatre culture will assist in developing up-to-date, cutting edge recognition and understanding of the requirements of the arts industry. This will, in turn, help graduates demonstrate a high aesthetic, a strong skill set, a capacity to recognise occasions to exploit opportunities and a strong theoretical understanding of the principles of the arts industry.

Course details


The modules of specialist study, each taught by an experienced industry practitioner, include: • Development of Acting Skills • The Performing Arts Industry • Acting for Camera • Movement • Final Major Performance. Extra-Curricular activities/opportunities: There will be many opportunities to engage in practical and professional work through strong links with the local creative arts hub, which include links with local theatres, arts organisations, guest practitioners and working professionals.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through the submission of written essays, evaluations, log books and presentations, as well as a series of project based practical assessments, assessment of workshop and performance practice and a final professional performance project. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and practical outcomes. Self and peer assessment in discussion/evaluation/critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression. Assignment briefs contain a wide range of assessment criteria, which is achieved through a variety of opportunities and a balance of written and practical assessment components. Practice assignments will often be implemented and students will be kept appraised of working grades through feedback and contact with tutors.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code104W
Institution code L43
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6465 Year 1
England £6465 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6465 Year 1
Scotland £6465 Year 1
Wales £6465 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Performing Arts (Acting) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS