Ofsted rated ‘Good’

HND

Musical Theatre

Performing Arts

Key Facts

Level:
Level 5
Location:
Wakefield City Campus, Waterton Building
Start Date:
September, 2018
Duration:
2 Years
Mode of Study:
Full-time
Awarding Body:
UCAS code:
2M17
Institution Code:
W08

Apply via UCAS

Overview

The course is designed to give those who wish to pursue a career in Musical Theatre the best possible start by focusing on professional development, training, and academic study.

Skill development in singing, dance, acting & musicality is at the core of everything you will do. In addition, you will also learn to become a ‘thinking and analytical’ performer with a breadth of knowledge relating to both the performing arts industry and related contextual studies. You will see the latest productions, perform in shows and work alongside industry professionals in order to gain a perspective of industry practice and to keep abreast of what’s happening in your particular field of study. This course is the first step on the ladder to success in one of the most exciting, rewarding and creative industries. Professional development, industry standard training and academic study are at the core of this course, whether you wish to become a performer, a community arts practitioner, a teacher, or a combination of all three. The HND Musical Theatre course offers students the opportunity to develop as original artists while gaining a respected and valuable qualification. Close links with the Theatre Royal Wakefield, working West End professionals, a range of theatre visits and an annual residential trip are among the highlights of this exciting and dynamic course.

Course Features

  • TEF Silver Award
  • Industry-led workshops with professional practitioners
  • Brand new facilities

Course Structure

Acting for Musical Theatre Creative Arts Professional Practice Jazz Dance Technique & Performance Creative Arts Research Skills Dance for Musical Theatre Alternative Approaches to Acting Personal & Professional Development Singing for Musical Theatre Historical Context in the Performing Arts Popular Entertainment Performing Arts Workshops Leadership Jazz Dance 

Development Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Singing Techniques & Styles Project Design Musical Theatre Performance

Entry Requirements

Minimum 64 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 diploma in a related subject Or An Access course GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required. Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course All applicants are required to audition consisting of an interview, 1 two minute contemporary monologue and 1 two minute classical theatre monologue, and a theatre critique.

64

Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Take a Tour

Waterton Building & Mechanic’s Theatre

Fees & Funding

£6,750 per year. 

Course Costs Included in the fees

  • Teaching and technical instruction
  • Access to, and use of relevant workshops and equipment
  • Access to, and use of relevant equipment in studios, including computers
  • Materials used as part of timetabled workshop inductions
  • Access to, and use of recycled materials within workshop areas
  • Access to Academic Registry and Student Support
  • Access to Careers Advice
  • Access to the Library and associated resources
  • Some local study visits
  • Performance opportunities
  • Discounted entry at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Course Costs Not Included in the Fees

  • Equipment for your personal or private use
  • Day-to-day items you may need as part of your personal, portable toolkit
  • Materials for producing your own work beyond inductions
  • Books for your personal or private use outside key course texts available in the Library
  • Study visits, unless specified Course and personal equipment: We advise Performing Arts students to invest in a basic set of equipment to help get started on the course.

Depending on your specialism this equipment will inevitably vary; for example, as a student of Theatre, you may give some thought to investing in a range of suitable movement wear, stationery and a USB stick. We would encourage you to give some consideration to this before starting your course with us, and your future Course Leader will be happy to advise you regarding any queries you may have before starting your course with us.

Because of the choice and diversity of materials for Performing Arts practice, it is not possible to generalise about the costs that you might incur. Course requirements will largely determine the amount which you need to budget. For theatre visits or visiting practitioners your costs will not normally exceed £200.

You will be expected to contribute to the purchasing of costumes for which you will have ownership of, this will not normally exceed £50 You will be provided with a reading list, these titles are available in our college library. If you chose to purchase your own copies, you can buy used or new from websites such as Amazon. Information regarding suppliers of related services and materials within the region can be easily obtained from the internet or academic staff within the College.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits. 
 
Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book. There is no charge for e-books rentals.
 

Bursaries and scholarships

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk.

Other Financial Support

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Careers

Performing arts degrees combine creative talent with practical aspects of self-promotion and arts management. This mix of disciplines is good preparation for entering the world of performance

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

This course is recognised as a qualification in its own right or can be combined with a top-up degree to obtain a full honours degree like our BA (Hons) Performance Industries course.

Employability is at the core of the higher education provision at the College. There is a clear strategic aim to enhance student employability opportunities in the area. The College is proud of the extent to which employers have been involved in the design and development of programmes and how employability is embedded.

QAA Higher Education Review

2016