The Course This course is suited to performing arts and theatre studies students and those interested in working within the performing arts industries. Encompassing both performance work and backstage skills such as lighting and sound for theatre productions (This is an area where there are a number of career opportunities as it is a growth industry). Giving you an opportunity to work as a touring theatre company, creating original work as well as existing scripts and taking it out to customers and venues. You will also go on a number of theatre trips and be given the chance to provide technical support to other groups in the college. Gloucestershire College is one of only 20 colleges in the country with founder status with the National Skills Academy, Creative and Cultural. The academy recognises, develops and improves skills opportunities for those entering the creative and cultural sector and those already employed within it. This status means that students at Gloucestershire College get exciting opportunities to develop your employability skills and links within the industry. The Sector There are currently over 100,000 people working in the performing arts, of which 34% are employed in onstage occupations, such as acting or dancing There are 5,480 businesses, of which 92% employ fewer than 50 people The performing arts industry contributes £4.6 billion to the UK economy 58% of the workforce is self-employed Men and women are equally likely to have a level 4 or above qualification
Possible modules covered in HNC Performing arts (General) Year 1 • Acting 1 • Devising • Movement • Vocal repertoire • Voice and speech for actors • Crewing • Acting for Camera • Professional development • Performing Arts Industry (Pearson set project)
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Gloucester Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
Mature students (over 21) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Any mature applicants that do not meet the UCAS point requirement will be assessed in terms of appropriate experience, knowledge, or industry-based qualifications. We will consider prior learning, life experience and/or work experience but also explore alternative options with you to set you on your path to your goal.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6700||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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