University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performing Arts (Performance) HND

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Course summary

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The nature of the Performing Arts industry is extremely competitive and the opportunities for career diverse. The HND in Performing Arts (Dance Pathway) has been designed to provide a vocational based training programme equipping you with the required skills to succeed in the range of career paths available. Our programme provides diverse and challenging learning experiences, refining your physical skills alongside developing greater understanding and command of specific techniques in multi disciplines. The selection of units also enables you to nurture your own creativity finding your own voice as future innovators within the art form. The overriding focus of the programme is based on acknowledging the importance of versatility to allow for longevity within the industry. Through the programme we aim to ensure that you become an all-round performer, skilled for a successful career in the ever evolving Performing Arts industry..

Course details


Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4): Unit 1 The Performing Arts Industry; Unit 2 Professional Development; Unit 3 Group B Jazz Dance 1; Unit 4 Ballet 1; Unit 5 Contemporary 1; Unit 6 Commercial Dance 1; Unit 7 Tap 1; Unit 9 Choreography 1. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5): Unit 30 Creative Research Project; Unit 31 Working in the Performing Arts Industry; Unit 32 Group E Jazz Dance 2; Unit 34 Contemporary 2; Unit 35 Commercial Dance 2; Unit 45 Choreography 2; Unit 50 Performance Project.

Assessment method

Coursework is assessed in a range of different ways in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles and aptitudes including workshops, rehearsals, performances, presentations, viva voca written essays and research folders. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework Year 1 - HNC: 100% coursework: 75% Practical with a written element 25%. Year 2 - HND: 100% coursework: 75% Studio based with a written element 25%.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code4B22
Institution code S43
Campus nameUniversity Centre Southend
Campus codeS

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits 15 credits at Merit or above
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

Additional entry requirements


Required to participate in dance workshop/audition

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Required to participate in dance workshop/audition

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7000 Year 1
England £7000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7000 Year 1
Scotland £7000 Year 1
Wales £7000 Year 1
Channel Islands £7000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Performing Arts (Performance) HND at University Centre South Essex - UCAS