Pearson BTEC HND in Performing Arts

This exciting and dynamic full-time 2 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 use Project Based Learning (PBL) approaches which give you industry relevant experiential learning. This will prepare you for employment within the broad spectrum of the performing arts field.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10626

Campus: Bangor

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Higher Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Bangor
12/09/2022

Course Structure

YEAR 1 -Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (General)

Level 4 units

  • Core unit Mandatory - 1 The Performing Arts Industry (Pearson-set)
  • Core unit Mandatory - 2 Professional Development

Additional units of study

  • 10 Investigation of Specialism 
  • 12 Singing 1 
  • 13 Acting 1 
  • 17 Acting for Camera 
  • 20 Devising Theatre and Performance

Optional units of study (Students must choose one of the following)

  • 3 Jazz Dance 1
  • 23  Lighting Operation

YEAR 2 - Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)

Level 5 units

  • Core unit  - 32 Creative Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Core unit  - 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry
  • Specialist unit Mandatory  - 44 Acting 2

Additional units of study

  • 46 Auditioning
  • 51 Dance for Actors
  • 52 Performance Project
  • 64 Directing

Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, and use of online material

 

Entry Requirements

GCSE

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs Grade C or above (or Level 2 Essential Skills)

GCSE English

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy  

UCAS

A minimum of 32 UCAS points including:

  • An A Level  OR
  • Level 3 National Diploma in Performing Arts

Access Diploma

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with overall average of  58%+

International Requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • PTE 51
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • Or equivalent (examples of equivalent qualifications would be GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy - Level 2, ESOL Level 2 or another qualification gained at an institution within the UK).

Admissions

Successful completion of the Admissions Process.

Additional Skills

  • Desirable qualities should include good performance skills and/or performance experience

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, project based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of the HND Performing Arts course (Year 1) will provide you with the opportunity to progress to the year 2.

The specific vocational content of this course, along with access to a state-of-the-art theatre environment provide an invaluable pre-requisite to employment in all aspects of the creative arts industries.  Previous students on this course have gained employment in technical theatre, teaching, and acting roles as well as establishing their own dance businesses. 

How will it make me more employable?

  • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence.
  • Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking).
  • Gaining hands on experience through Industry Projects (PBL). 
  • Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies.  

As well as gaining a recognised qualification you will take part in employability skills workshops and gain skills in teamwork, commitment, IT and problem solving. You will also have the opportunity to become a member of The Glass Umbrella Theatre Company.

Additional Costs

Field trips are not compulsory, however there are occasions when lecturers will recommend productions which the teaching team deem supportive to the students' studies.  The department recognises the importance of providing students with the opportunity to see professional works, both locally and internationally.  Field trips do not have a direct impact on individual academic success.  Costings for field trips are based on the confirmed total number of students wishing to partake.  Estimated costings per programme could be in the region of £350.

Accreditation

Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Pearson BTEC HND in Performing Arts

This exciting and dynamic full-time 2 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 use Project Based Learning (PBL) approaches which give you industry relevant experiential learning. This will prepare you for employment within the broad spectrum of the performing arts field.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Bangor
12/09/2022

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Available Sessions

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Bangor

12/09/2022

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£2575.00

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