HNC Performing Arts

This programme develops a wide range of performance skills (acting, voice, devising, acting for camera and movement) and is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the performing arts industry or drama school, and are looking for further practical training and a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification (Title:HNC Diploma in Performing Arts). This full time course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts in the industry and have an extensive  performance and teaching profile.


Course Content

Skills covered are tailored to drama school/industry requirements. The course is practically driven but it also demands academic ability to build a solid grounding in performance, theory, industry knowledge, and business skills. Performance opportunities run throughout the course.

• Practical skills provide the building blocks and include acting, movement, voice, devising, film and TV, audition techniques. (Extra dance, production and/or writing opportunities may be customised to an individual’s learning programme if required.)

• Industry knowledge will underpin practical skills. Participants will develop a well-presented CV and be supported to develop an industry-level profile as a performance practitioner. Knowledge about agents, agencies, unions, relevant legal and statutory frameworks, current and historic company structures, and funding, will form the basis of ensuring industry readiness.

Successful completion of the HNC will require the accumulation of 120 credits from the modules studied.

Modules studied include:

  • Devising
  • Movement
  • Creative Arts Professional Practice
  • Creative Arts Research Skills
  • Naturalistic Acting
  • Acting for Camera
  • Development of Acting Skills
  • Voice and Speech
  • Tutorial
  • 1-2-1 Project Supervision
  • Assignment support session.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least 32 UCAS points from one A Level, a BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualification. You will need to pass an audition and provide a satisfactory reference. Mature students with relevant performance experience may also be considered. 

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate. Satisfactory reference, audition for applicants in the UK, DVD accepted from students overseas. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English Language Certificate.

Duration and Delivery

One year, full time. Extra rehearsal space and support for self-guided company development work will be allocated as appropriate. Next course start date: September 2017.


Successful graduates can progress onto University (1st or 2nd year). The course also prepares graduates for industry auditions and employment.

Additional Information

The course starts September 2018

This course will be delivered at the Kingsotn Hall Road centre.

Tuition Fees 2018-2019: Home/EU students - £4950 / International Students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.
Fees quoted are per year of study. All fees quoted are subject to change - contact us for the latest fees advice.

For further course information, please contact : Catherine Howett 020 8268 2872 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 Awarding Body: Edexcel

Institution Code: K83

Course Code 0F47


This course will be delivered at the Kingston Hall Road Centre, Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston on Thames, KT1 2AQ.


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