Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre Wakefield College


Professional development is at the heart of this course and you will have the opportunity to develop as a dramatic theatre artist in a truly creative and collaborative way. This course will provide you with the opportunity to apply your experience in the studios and in a diverse range of performance arenas. In year one you will develop performance and theatre skills in a supported forum. In year two you will develop industry practices further, building on your previous experiences and exploring your own lines of enquiry to help develop you as a performing arts practitioner. Through engagement with industry professionals you will experience and gain first-hand knowledge and understanding to enhance your studies.

Through practical classes you will develop a wide range of performance techniques that are drawn from world-renowned practitioners and theorists enabling you to become a versatile practitioner. You will use this knowledge to truly understand the role of the performer and the relationship between you and the audience and the material being presented. The course is designed to give you the necessary skills to become proactive about your own career progression, building the confidence and ability to plan and deliver workshops, direct your own performances and build a solid understanding of how the industry works. Underpinning the practical aspects of the course is the exploration of theoretical concepts of performance and its creation and presentation. You will perform in two full scale productions a year that will see you apply techniques and develop your stagecraft. You will be expected to work with fellow students in a supportive and creative manner, often working with the director to develop performance work and your own understanding of how you make theatre works and take them from the page to the stage.

A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to encourage and facilitate your creative and artistic development and bring together practice and theory. Independent and collaborative learning will be encouraged through use of practical workshops, interactive lectures, resource-based learning, individual and group work, tutorials, discussion, critiques, performances, and rehearsals. You’ll also get to experience guest lectures from industry professionals and take part in workshops with top companies.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Wakefield City Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • 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 004W
Institution code W08
Campus name Wakefield City Campus
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 64 points UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject. Or An Access course. GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.

Additional entry requirements


Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course All applicants are required to audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6,750 Year 1
England £6,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,750 Year 1
Scotland £6,750 Year 1
Wales £6,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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