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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    Mansfield (Expressions Performing Arts Academy)

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**This exciting Level 4 course offers an opportunity to develop and enhance your practical skills to progress into the competitive world of musical theatre. The course provides the chance to develop as an original artist in singing, dancing, and acting through song, in order to achieve a wide-ranging knowledge of the performing arts industry and give your future career a head start. This course is provided by Nottingham College in partnership with the Expressions Academy of Performing Arts in Mansfield.****Campus Location**This course is based primarily at the Expressions Academy of Performing Arts (EPA) in Mansfield.**About the course**Students will explore the three main areas of singing, dance and acting, as well as the contextual development of musical theatre, both here in the UK and globally.**Modules may include:**• the performing arts industry • professional development • acting for musical theatre• dance for musical theatre• vocal techniques and performance• musical theatre performance• research skills**Assessment**Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This will include: practical demonstrations and live performances, essays, journals/log books, rehearsal evidence, video evidence, presentations, group projects and e portfolios.**Qualification awarded**Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) awarded by Pearson**Bursaries**We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information.**Your career and progression**After successfully completing the HNC, you could progress on to the Level 5 HND in Musical Theatre. After this you could top-up to our BA (Hons) Performing Arts, awarded by Nottingham Trent University or a similar course at another provider (subject to entry requirements) or enter into employment. Previous Academy graduates have gone on to work in theatres in the West End, UK and abroad; film and TV, cruise ships, holiday venues, community arts projects or into choreography/teaching.

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15 January

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UCAS Points : 48

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points. This should be from an NVQ Level 3 vocational qualification in a performance discipline, or A Levels (ideally including a performing arts subject) and/or substantial practical performing experience.Please Note: As part of the admissions process, all applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an audition and informal interview at Expressions Performing Arts Academy in Mansfield. (Audition fee of £30.00 applies, payable direct to EPA).


University information

Nottingham College

  • Campus address

    New College Nottingham, City Campus, The Adams Building, Stoney Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1NG, England

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