HNC/D in Performing Arts West Herts College


Our HNC/D Performing Arts programme is specifically designed to enhance individual creativity and versatility – preparing you for employment within the competitive creative industries.

Students are supported through a number of core and specialised units, each focusing on practical lessons and creative development.

The skills you develop have a strong emphasis on becoming independent practitioners. We want you to have what it takes to establish a successful career in a world where your options include: performing, directing, choreographing, teaching and arts administration.

What will I study?

In year one (HNC) of this course, all students will study the following modules:

Creative Arts Research Skills (Core)

Creative Arts Professional Practice (Core)

Acting for Camera

Development of Acting Skills

Theatre in Education

You will then choose from the following modules depending on your pathway:

Innovative Theatre Performance Work (Acting)

Devising Theatre (Acting)

Movement for Actor (Acting)

Singing for Musical Theatre (Musical)

Acting for Musical Theatre (Musical)

Dance for Musical Theatre (Musical)

Year two (HND) will see students focus more on their Acting or Musical theatre pathway:

Preparation, process and Production in the Creative Arts (Core)

Work-based Experience

Performing Arts Workshop Leadership

Outreach Drama

Acting for Camera

Applied Contemporary Performance

Movement for Actor

Physical Theatre Performance

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years

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 1M27
Institution code W40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 UCAS points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification and GCSE grade D or above in English and maths (or equivalent). You will be invited to attend an interview and assessment and an audition. We welcome applications from international and mature students without the required formal qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information