Performing Arts (Acting) Chichester College


The HNC Performing Arts programme is specifically designed for students aspiring to follow a career in acting. This is a strong foundation year in developing performance techniques, independent discipline and professional practice which aims to develop students into well-rounded performers.
As members of our ‘IntAct’ Theatre Company students will work within a schedule that emulates that of a professional company and emphasis will be given in the first term to preparation for entry to drama schools. Progress from this course can lead to places at accredited drama schools, universities or directly into the profession.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Chichester Campus

  • Start date

    10 September 2018

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Units and Projects will be selected from: Developing Acting Skills, Physical Theatre Production; Naturalistic Acting; Classical Theatre Performance, Creative Arts Professional Practice; Voice and Speech Development and Practice; Creative Arts Research Skills. Singing Techniques and Styles, Innovative Theatre Performance Work and Movement for the Actor Over the year some of these modules will be assessed on at least 2 full scale productions.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, as well as written examinations and a final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your unit mark.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on your course choices.

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 W410
Institution code C57
Campus name Chichester 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 72 points A typical offer would be 3 D grades at GCE A Level 3 with at least a D grade (24 tariff points) in a relevant subject.
A level DDD Students are required to have a relevant GCE Advanced Level 3 qualification at grade D or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Students are required to have at least 90 credits in a relevant subject/module
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 30 credits
P: 15 credits
Students are required to have at least 30 credits at Merit
Scottish Higher DDDDDD Students are required to have at least 3 subjects relating to the subject of the course
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE at grades C or above are required in English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Students must have their primary subject related to this course

This course is aimed at those students who can demonstrate prior relevant experience, academic or transferable skills in Dance/Drama/Music or related studies in the Performing Arts. Aptitude in Performing Arts is usually demonstrated by a solo piece and/group exercise during an obligatory audition session.

Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,500 Year 1
EU £6,500 Year 1
England £6,500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,500 Year 1
Scotland £6,500 Year 1
Wales £6,500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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