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Performing Arts (Acting) - HNC

South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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Course summary

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This programme develops a wide range of performance skills (acting, voice, devising, acting for camera and movement) and is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the performing arts industry or drama school, and are looking for further practical training and a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification (Title:HNC Diploma in Performing Arts). This full time course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts in the industry and have an extensive performance and teaching profile.

Course details


Students will study the following Level 4 units:- •The Performing Arts Industry (Core, 15 credits): This provides an exploration into the creative arts industry, considering varied jobs roles and functions within the performing arts. •Professional Development (Core, 15 credits): Building on your knowledge of working within the performing arts, this unit encourages you to set yourself up as a professional within the industry, considering the audition process and online promotion. The College intends for the following modules to be available, however this may depend on staffing:- •Investigation of Specialism (Optional, 15 credits): Research and development of a genre and/or practitioner explored by theory and practice. •Acting (Optional, 15 credits): Practical application of acting skills, with an opportunity for live performance. •Acting for Camera (Optional, 15 credits): Refining of acting technique, suitable for screen – filmed within the TV studio as KHR & CIC. •Singing (Optional, 15 credits): Sessions will train actors to use their voices and develop strengths vocally in singing. •Movement for Actors (Optional, 15 credits): Working with the body and exploring creative physicality will condition actor’s bodies ready for performance. •Devising Theatre and Performance (Optional, 15 credits): Provides students with the opportunity to be creative and generate performance work from a range of stimuli. •Voice and Speech for Actors (Optional, 15 credits): Vocal training and conditioning to support actors with their performance work.

Assessment method

Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework, group work, practical activities, presentations, written reports, essays and examinations. Extra rehearsal space and support for self-guided company development work will be allocated as appropriate.

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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

*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!

Application codes

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Course codeKC11
Institution code K82
Campus nameKingston College
Campus codeK

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Applicants should have at least 32 UCAS points from one A Level, a BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualification.

Additional entry requirements


You will need to pass an audition and provide a satisfactory reference. Mature students with relevant performance experience may also be considered.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees for a 2020 start are yet to be confirmed.
Performing Arts (Acting) - HNC at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS