Accredited via Pearson, this two year course has an emphasis on learning skills current to the performing arts industry with the aim of increasing your employability. It is a production based course for students who wish to develop skills in the performing arts. The course is highly practical, but it also demands academic ability. We employ Project Based Learning (PBL) approaches giving you industry relevant experiential learning; preparing you for employment within the broad spectrum of the performing arts field. So, whether you’re looking to change job, return to work or boost your career prospects, the HND Performing Arts offers a higher education qualification for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Typical delivery hours consist of 17 hours per week of student/lecturer contact time. Students are expected to undertake approximately 10 hours self-study time per week. Studies will be based at the new SPACE building, located within Bangor.
Staff hold significant industry experience with specialism in devised theatre and specialism with academic practice and creative arts research skills.
You will study three mandatory modules throughout the duration of the programme, along with 13 specialist modules.
Modules may include:
Mandatory modules include:
- Creative Arts Research Skills
- Preparation, Process and Production
- Professional Practice
modules may be a choice of:
- Popular Entertainment
- Voice and Speech Development and Practice
- Naturalistic Acting
- Devising Performance
- Lighting Operations for Live Performance
- Acting for Microphone
- Site-specific Performance
- Acting for Camera
- Development of Acting Skills
- Creative Arts Workshop Leadership
- Theatre Directing
- Alternative Approaches to Acting
- Innovative Theatre Performance Work
- Final Major Performance will dictate final module choice
Additional modules can be attained via the optional dance pathway.
These may include:
- Commercial Dance
- Choreography of Group Performance
- Dance for Musical Theatre
Each module or unit is assessed via 2 or 3 assignment briefs, with an emphasis on current industry practice (PBL).