Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Musical Theatre Top-up

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Course summary

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Musical Theatre is an exciting course which offers an opportunity to further develop and enhance your practical skills to progress into the competitive world of musical theatre. The course provides the chance to develop as an original artist in singing, dancing, and acting through song, in order to achieve a wide-ranging knowledge of the performing arts industry and give your future career a head start. Applicants for this course must already have attained (or expect to achieve) the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Musical Theatre (or equivalent). This HND top-up course is provided by Nottingham College in partnership with the Expressions Academy of Performing Arts in Mansfield. Course Location This course is based primarily at the Expressions Performing Arts Academy in Mansfield. About the course Students will explore the three main areas of singing, dance and acting, as well as the contextual development of musical theatre, both here in the UK and globally. Modules may include: -research project -working in the performing arts -acting for musical theatre -dance for musical theatre -vocal techniques and performance -theatre in education Assessment Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This will include: practical demonstrations and live performances, essays, journals/log books, rehearsal evidence, video evidence, presentations, group projects and e portfolios. Qualification awarded Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) awarded by Pearson Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression After successfully completing the HND in Musical Theatre, you could top-up to our Level 6 BA (Hons) Performing Arts, awarded by Nottingham Trent University or a similar course at another provider (subject to entry requirements) or enter into employment. Previous Academy graduates have gone on to work in theatres in the West End, UK and abroad; film and TV, cruise ships, holiday venues, community arts projects or into choreography/teaching.

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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

Application codes

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Mansfield (Expressions Performing Arts Academy)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry to the Higher National Diploma top-up is restricted to applicants wjo have attained (or expect to achieve) the Higher National Certificate in Musical Theatre (or equivalent).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Musical Theatre Top-up at Nottingham College - UCAS