Performing Arts (Acting) HND
This course is for students who want to progress their acting and devising skills beyond Level 3, Advanced level.
The course focuses on acting methodologies, devising skills, facilities operations in the arts and directing.
It develops the skills needed to run a creative business as well as developing personal professional practice in the acting profession.
You will study a broad range of topics related to acting including:
- Development of Acting Skills
- Alternative Approaches to Acting
- Devising Performance
- Movement for the Actor
- Naturalistic Acting and Theatre Directing
Students attend college for two days a week and ideally should work in a performance discipline, paid or voluntary (eg being a member of an amateur troupe or company).
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including: coursework, reports, case studies, essay, observations, critiques, presentations and public performance.
- Matt Holmes BA (Hons), PGCE
- Charmaine Bray BEd (Hons)
- Becky Harvey BA (Hons), PGCE
- John Oram MA
At aged 18, the usual entry point requirement is 180 UCAS points. As a guide a typical offer would be: Extended/National Diploma (merit, merit, pass or above); AS and/or A Levels for example, one AS grade C plus two A Levels grade B and C or above, one of which must be a Level 3 qualification in a relevant performance related discipline. Applicants will also need to attend a personal interview.
Age 25 plus entry is considered on an individual basis, with the Programme Manager based on experience, enthusiasm and other evidence of aptitude.
Successful completion of the HND can lead to a Level 6 course of study at other universities, subject to entry criteria.
2013-2014 HE Term Dates
The Higher Education term dates for 2013-14 are:
- w/c 16 September 2013 - w/e 20 December 2013
- w/c 6 January 2014 - w/e 4 April 2014
- w/c Tue 22 April 2014 - w/e13 June 2014
Successful completion of the HND can lead to a Level 6 course of study, subject to entry criteria, at other universities. Please note there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability.
How to Apply
For all Foundation Degrees and HNDs, full or part time, apply directly to Strode College. Please either apply online or complete the application form in the Higher Education Prospectus.
Applications for Higher Education courses at Strode College are accepted throughout the year.
Conditional or unconditional offers will be made subject to appropriate qualifications and or experience, successful interview and a relevant academic or vocational reference.
If you are offered a place you should accept within three weeks of an offer being made.
Level: Level 5
Award: HND Diploma
Awarding Body: Edexcel (Pearson)
Length: 2 years
Tuition fee: Up to £6,750 per year