Coventry College

Acting (Performing Arts) Coventry College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

If you are motivated and dedicated with a passion for performing arts as well as an ambition to pursue a career in theatre, then our course is for you! Through it you will gain a wide variety of essential skills for working within the theatre industry or to continue your studies onto a degree course in order to develop your skills further.

The level 5 HND in Acting is aimed at combining creative and professional units to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in the performing arts. You will be tutored by teachers and practitioners working in the field with experience and knowledge across the industry. In addition, the college maintains strong links with local theatres, offering workshops and performance opportunities in partnership with these organisations.

Additionally, guest lecturers from a variety of backgrounds are also invited to give you a valuable insight into real, professional and creative performing arts practice.

Our course has been developed in order to cover a broad range of skills and develop your understanding of contemporary performing arts practice.
In the first year you will study units such as:*
• Devising Performance
• Theatre in Education
• Physical Theatre Performance
• Development of Acting Skills
In the second year units will include:*
• Acting for Camera
• Creative Arts Research Skills
• Creative Arts Professional Practice

These units are aimed at ensuring you have a strong understanding of the industry and how to find work. The course also includes work experience placements as well as numerous theatre visits and a residential trip.

This HND gives you the opportunity to create your own work and perform in an array of different locations.

Course details


Devising Performance
Theatre In Education
Physical Theatre Performance
Development of Acting Skills
Acting for Camera
Creative Arts Research Skills
Creative Arts Professional Practice

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 W470
Institution code C64
Campus name City Campus
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 5 GCSEs 9-4 including English Language
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements


You will also need to present two strong audition pieces demonstrating performance capabilities.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,500 Year 1
Scotland £5,500 Year 1
Wales £5,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees Policy: After enrolling at the College, you have a “cooling off period” of 14 days in which you may change your mind, withdraw your registration and cancel the contract with the College. Written notice of cancellation must be given to the College within the 14 day “cooling off” period though reasons for cancellation will not be required. If the cancellation is carried out in this way, the College will refund any tuition fees already paid.

Provider information

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Coventry College
City College, Swanswell Street and Henley campus
Henley Road
Bell Green

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