Musical Theatre (Industry Preparation) HNC/D at Leicester College - UCAS

Musical Theatre (Industry Preparation) HNC/D

Leicester College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

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This dynamic course will push you to your maximum in order for you to reach your full potential. Our course focuses on vocational training and equal sessions of Acting, Singing and Dance will be mandatory. You will also be expanding your knowledge by exploring new topics with units such as ‘Acting for Camera’, ‘Audition Preparation’, ‘Ballet’ and ‘Singing Repertoire’ as well as academic sessions in ‘Working in the Performing Arts Industry’ and ‘Professional Development’. You will also be given many opportunities to show your progression by participating in performance projects both in-house at our resident Sue Townsend Theatre and out in the community throughout the year. Leicester has some excellent links to the professional industry and we have a strong working relationship with Curve Theatre. We are often invited to watch productions, meet the cast and creative teams, as well as to watch working rehearsals and open dress runs, all of which will enhance your knowledge and give you a clear insight as to how a professional production is produced. You will have the opportunity to graduate with a Higher National Certificate after successful completion year 1 or continue to achieve a Higher National Diploma over 2 years.

Course details


Over the course of the HNC year, you will develop and perfect technical and performance abilities within all three disciplines of the course, as well as exploring new and exciting ways in which you could work within the Performing Arts industry. You will be challenged appropriately and assessed accordingly to ensure you have a clear understanding of the areas that have room for improvement. You will be guided by both current and former industry professionals who intend on giving you a sound foundation and key knowledge that has helped them whilst working in the industry. The course is split equally between the three disciplines ensuring that the emphasis is on producing a triple-threat performer with a solid foundation by the end of the academic year where you will receive a Higher National Certificate in Musical Theatre. You will study the following: Acting; sessions in classical and contemporary script, improvisation and acting for camera will allow you to test your skills as an aspiring young professional. Woking closely with peers, you will build a quiet confidence and refine your abilities. The variety of acting styles will allow you to develop in areas in which you may have not yet explored. Jazz, dance and ballet; this will be the core of the scheduled dance sessions that you will take, working towards a sound technical ability in both whilst applying performance skills and style. You will be assessed in both sessions and may be asked to perform solo for this assessment. This will allow you the luxury of the tutor’s full attention and assessment feedback will be greatly detailed, giving you a clear understanding of areas for improvement moving forward. Singing and vocal; sessions will involve both group work as an ensemble and as a soloist. This will allow you to refine skills as part of a large choral group as well as working on developing confidence as a solo singer and performer. You will also have many opportunities to show these developing skills to peers and audience members at regular performance intervals. Audition technique will combine the three aspects of the course and you will start to build upon the triple-threat performer by attending weekly sessions that will link directly to the preparation for Drama School and University auditions, Business, and professionalism. Not only will you be working towards being a sound performer, you will also be working towards becoming a savvy and intellectual individual who understands the requirements of being a performer, looking into topics such as: auditions (Drama School and Professional), agents, networking, tax and nutrition. Continuing to the Higher National Diploma will engage you in the follow core Units: Creative Research Project Working in Performing Arts Dance and Musical Theatre Acting and Singing And the following selected units for this programme: Performance Project Working in Creative Education Jazz Dance

Assessment method

Assessments for the course will include both practical work in the form of studio/theatre-based performance. In addition to practical work, students are assessed via presentations and written coursework.

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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 codeW410
Institution code L36
Campus nameAbbey Park Campus
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants from non-European Union / EEA nationals should contact the International Office directly ( to discuss your application options on the basis of your likely visa status. International applications will be considered on an individual case by case basis. More information for international applicants is available at:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points Standard entry is 32 UCAS points consisting of at least one full level 3 qualification in a related subject. AS Levels are only counted towards your UCAS tariff in combination with a full level 3 qualification.
A level C Or combination adding up to 32 UCAS points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You are also expected to hold GCSE English at grade 4/C or equivalent.

We welcome applicants who do not match standards entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at university level and can evidence relevant experience or natural ability. All applicants are invited for interview and audition to demonstrate suitability for the programme. You will be asked to demonstrate your skills in acting, singing and dancing through workshops and prepared work. Full guidance provided on application.

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6165 Year 1
England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

As part of this course, you will need to purchase practical dance attire, college uniform and supporting texts and scores. There will be a number of trips and productions both local and national to deepen your knowledge of working theatre. Approximate additional costs: £150.
Musical Theatre (Industry Preparation) HNC/D at Leicester College - UCAS