Performing Arts (Acting) at Chesterfield College - UCAS

Chesterfield College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performing Arts (Acting)

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Course summary

If you are dreaming of performing in the West End, or on tour, you will join thousands working in the performing arts industry in the UK. Jobs as dancers, actors and singers are available across a wide range of settings including: tv, film, regional theatres, theme parks, cruise ships, corporate sectors as well as in schools. Our HND in Performing Arts (acting) will equip you with the skills to become a freelance performance practitioner with a focus on triple threat performing skills. Projects will include taking shows on tour and delivering workshops at venues across Derbyshire. Develop your professional practice and improve your movement, acting and singing skills while learning about creative arts research, workshop leadership and how to create exciting immersive performances. There may be opportunities to gain experience in the industry within Arts in Education and perform in an Agents Showcase at the end of year 2. This HND offers a solid foundation in Performer training and looks to employ those skills in other areas of the industry such as the planning, delivery and evaluation of drama workshops, auditioning for work and further study and self promotion. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. It is usually studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time over two years, or part-time over four years.


MODULES WILL INCLUDE LEVEL 5: • Working in the Performing Arts Industry (Auditioning) (core unit) • Acting 2 (core unit) • Creative Research Project (core unit) • Physical Theatre • Contemporary Dance 2 • Immersive Theatre • Directing • Performance Project

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

All applications must hold a relevant Higher National Certificate.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Application procedure is through interview and audition (we require you to prepare a Contemporary age-appropriate Monologue of your choice lasting no longer than 2 minutes) Some applicants may be asked to submit a short essay in order to assess their academic skills before joining the course. Mature Students without the necessary entrance criteria may be accepted on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements



Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995* Year 1
Scotland £6995* Year 1
Wales £6995* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Performing Arts (Acting) at Chesterfield College - UCAS