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 2023-24 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - 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.
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 has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
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).
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Fees and funding
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