City of Liverpool College University Centre

Performing Arts (Acting) City of Liverpool College University Centre Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

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This HND top-up in Performing Arts (Acting) builds on previous experience and is suited to potential students who are determined to work within the sphere of the dramatic arts, providing opportunities to explore a wide range of different areas where they would like to progress in Drama.
The modules are chosen to help prepare graduating students for the most likely destinations they choose to pursue, be that continuing their education, or finding work as a self-employed practitioner of performing arts.
The Ethos of the HND Acting course is one of company. Students will function as a member of a small theatre company and will develop the skills required by any successful modern theatre company. This includes learning the methodology of ‘the company as director’, where students are expected to self-direct a piece of theatre, with tutor support.
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
• demonstrate self-management, self-promotion and interpersonal skills necessary for successful employment and self-employment in the acting profession
• reflect on their own performance and identify further development needs or opportunities
• pursue further higher education or professional studies in relevant subject areas
• undertake professional performance commitments.
On completion of the course, students will have had the opportunity to develop skills in:
• Communication (oral, visual, written)
• Problem solving
• Managing own workload
• Team work
• Research
• Self-evaluation and target setting.

Course details


The programme features specialist modules, delivered by staff with a wealth of professional experience in each subject area. These include:
• Working in the Performing Arts
• Classical Acting
• Voice and Speech for the Actor
• Vocal and speech for Actors
• Production Skills for Performance
• Theatre Directing
• Devising
• Research.

Assessment method

Assessment will predominantly be conducted through:

  • performances and accompanying rehearsal processes
  • documentary evidence of participation and the achievement of learning outcomes
  • assignments based on contemporary practice
  • presentations, both individually and in groups
  • evidence of learning in the workplace such as learning logs, reflective commentaries, completion of learning agreements/proposals
  • regular assessment of learning – including informal, formative assessment mid-semester and formal, summative assessment at the end of each semester
  • reflection on work experience and performances

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 105W
Institution code L43
Campus name Arts Centre
Campus code 1

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 96 points A completed HNC or equivalent level 4 certificate of higher education or suitable experience in a relevant subject.

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,465 Year 1
England £6,465 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,465 Year 1
Scotland £6,465 Year 1
Wales £6,465 Year 1

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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City of Liverpool College University Centre
The Learning Exchange
Roscoe Street
L1 9DW

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