North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Performing Arts with Acting Specialism North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

This HND is for people that want to develop as performers, actors and directors. This course prepares you for the industry by equipping students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the industry and adapt to the constant changing world.

From show reels to auditions, this course is about developing yourself and finding your place (and voice) in the performing arts industry.

The Higher National Diplomas have been designed to help give students employability skills in your chosen industry. The modules cover some core subjects for performing arts and then the rest are specific to acting.

You will be taught by industry professionals and regularly have visiting artists and workshops by visiting professionals. The tutors are keen to help make the visits as relevant to your chosen industry as possible.

Progression Opportunities
On completion, students have gone on to work in film, stage and screen. Others students have joined entertainment groups, such as cruise ship entertainers.
If you wish to continue your education, this course allows you to apply for a one year top up course to gain a degree in your chosen field.

Course details


The Performing Arts Industry
Professional Development
Acting 1
Voice and Speech for Actors
Devising Theatre and Performance
Acting for Camera
Movement for Actors
Ensemble Singing
Creative Research Project
Working in the Performing Arts Industry
Acting 2
Physical Theatre
Performance Project

Assessment method

There is a variety of assessments. Most include demonstrating your knowledge through performances, portfolio and course work.

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

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 code PA34
Institution code N79
Campus name Hinckley Campus
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CCC A Levels including Performing Arts/Dance or similar
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at MMP
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) including English or equivalent

You will be required to attend an interview when applying for this course.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,950 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,950 * Year 1
Scotland £5,950 * Year 1
Wales £5,950 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Hinckley Road
CV11 6BH

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0330 058 3000

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0330 058 3000