Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Performing Arts (RQF)


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Cookstown
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 19
Total Hours: 570
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 12
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HND Diploma in Performing Arts offers Learners the chance to develop a broad range of skills in the subject area. This course offers an ideal opportunity to build on work from Level 3 Performing Arts or Drama, to pursue a specialist interest and focus on practical performance skills, or for those with experience in acting who wish to return to study.

Course Content

Modules studied during the one-year, full-time course include: Skills Development and The Performing Arts Industry. Through the College's links with the Burnavon, learners will have real experience of rehearsing and performing in a theatre. As the course, by nature, is very practical, relying on interaction and collaboration, learners are required to exercise and demonstrate the skills that employers value – teamwork, communication, commitment, planning and creativity.

Assessment Method

Assessment is through assignments to be completed throughout the year. These will take a variety of formats including: presentations, written assignments, recorded discussions, practical demonstrations, rehearsal journals, research tasks, evaluations and performances

Progression Opportunities

This course could lead to a career in acting for stage, screen or radio. It also leads directly into further study at higher level in subjects such as Acting, Drama, Theatre Studies, Performing Arts, Drama Therapy and Education. The course provides a range of transferable skills which would be useful in a wide range of careers, including: teaching, youth and community work, presenting, marketing, customer service and journalism.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSE passes including English and Maths or equivalent and one A Level or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma or an approved Access course. Refer to general entry requirements.