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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The HND top-up in Performing Arts (Acting) is a vocational course which explores contemporary and current practice whilst still acknowledging the traditional methods and practices of acting. The course provides training in acting alongside a focus on contextual studies and industry knowledge. Students on performing arts courses work together as a Production Company; across all levels and all disciplines. Therefore, students will be treated as a professional ensemble theatre company, learning and developing skills in creative collaboration, leadership, research and the formation and implementation of creative concepts. The programme develops an inherent understanding about the contemporary Performing Arts industry, with relevant and current information about the demands of how to develop as a proactive, ‘thinking’ creative artist. The course aims to create 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 units 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. This also enables students to develop research, analysis and critical skills through academic writing and demands of research. During the HND, students must participate in a research and critique of an industry trend/issue which culminates in a dissertation. This develops research and academic skill. The HND also offers the opportunity for students to form small repertory companies for their end of year show; allocating and working with hierarchy of role/responsibility, small-scale financial management and rehearsal schedules before performing.

Course details


The units covered at level 5 include: • Creative Research Project • Working in the Performing Arts Industry and Professional Development • Acting • Physical Theatre • Voice and Speech/Singing • Directing.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed mainly through practical performance and assessment; continuous assessment across rehearsal and development and evaluative interviews to assess personal development and contribution. The submission of written essays, evaluations, logbooks and presentations is also a part of the HND; learning research, academic skill and writing skill to ensure that students are equipped for higher level learning. Students will gain formative feedback verbally for both written work and practical assessment. Peer and self-assessment are essential elements of personal development which enhances the learning experience and allows space for personal evaluation.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6568 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6568 Year 1
Scotland £6568 Year 1
Wales £6568 Year 1

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City of Liverpool College University Centre
The Learning Exchange
Roscoe Street
L1 9DW

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