Performing Arts - Tresham Bedford College Group

Undergraduate

This exciting course has been carefully tailored to prepare you for work in the professional industry. You will explore a wide range of alternative approaches to acting, as well as the naturalistic and classical acting styles, to develop as a well-rounded performer, building a portfolio of experience vital for auditions. At the end of this course you will leave with professional head shots, a voice over show reel, an actor’s show reel, an actor’s CV and knowledge of how to acquire an agent.

You will work alongside practitioners to develop and hone your skills in the three disciplines of acting, singing and movement. Working as a company you will prepare for public performances, both in the classical theatre setting but also in site-specific locations, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The course also includes a subsidised trip* to a European City which is linked to an assessed assignment. Previous locations have included Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin and Edinburgh.
Throughout the course there are lots of opportunities to see live performances and to work with industry professionals on projects, gaining experience and employment connections.
*subject to availability

On completion of the HND you will be prepared for a number of different pathways including auditioning for professional work, further study through a top-up to a BA (Hons) degree, or further courses at drama school.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Tresham College - Kettering Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    2 years


Course details

Modules

Modules studied include*:
Alternative Approaches to Acting; Development of Acting Skill; Physical Theatre Performance; Dance & Health; Singing for Musical Theatre; Classical Acting; Vocal Method in Context; Innovative Theatre Performance; Naturalistic Acting and Movement for the Actor.
*Modules may be subject to change

Assessment method

This course is 100% coursework. Assessments vary from presentations, essays, workshops, sketchbook critiques and “live” client based projects. The course is 60% practical and 40% written.


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 5W29
Institution code B23
Campus name Tresham College - Kettering Campus
Campus code K

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) English at grade C (grade 4) or above AND - A BTEC National Diploma or other relevant level 3 qualification, preferable in a relevant subject OR A minimum of one A Level preferably in a relevant subject OR An Access to Higher Education Certificate OR Appropriate industry experience (please provide details on application). As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32 - 48 points, based on your level 3 studies. You will be invited to attend an audition that will include two audition speeches or one monologue and one song.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications

https://www.tresham.ac.uk/course-display/he-course/?id=139&page=creative-arts-and-media-3

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview


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

Additional fee information

Approx £400 to cover props, clothing, play scripts, books, printing costs and trips/visits.