SEC Centre of Excellence

HND Performing Arts Level 5


This course provides the first class Shelagh Elliott-Clarke performing arts training at BTEC and HND level. We recognise that the standard 17 hous per week offered by other training facilities is simply not enough to become a rounded performer competing for work in the modern entertainment industry. A vast perfoming arts timetable could keep you busy 6 days a week from 9am-8.30pm. During this course you will study a wide range of subjects that will give you an in-depth understanding of working in the performing arts industry. Through projects and workshops you will develop your skills in acting, dancing and singing as well as gaining an understanding of the performing arts business and professional development. You will be required to audition for shows and to promote the department and the college through a wide range of performances in and around the Liverpool area.


What is the course about?

The course is designed to develop the knowledge and acquisition of a variety of dancing, singing and acting performance techniques and in doing so equip the students with the skills necessary for working in the Performing Arts and related areas. This is supported by providing students with the knowledge and skills to critically examine the origins of musical theatre, to appraise and evaluate different performances and to reflect on their own progression in the different disciplines. The first year provides a foundation for the principles of performance work. The second year develops student's technical skills so that they can research and create their own performance projects. Students will also develop transferable skills which they can then take into employment or further study.




The course includes the following units:

  • Acting, Singing and Dance for Musical Theatre

  • Contempory Dance Techniques and Performance

  • Creative Arts Professional Practice

  • Musical Theatre Performance


Student Hand Book


What qualifications will I need?

Candidates must be 18 or over and are expected to possess a minimum of 120 points from 1 or 2 A Levels or an overall Distinction profile from a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma. In addition candidates should have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language or equivalent (e.g. Functional Skills L2).


How long will the course last?

This is a two year course.



Course Fees

Course Fees and Student FinanceFees for HNDs are £5500 per annum


Student Finance

Fee loans are available for eligible students and loans and grants are also available to help with living costs.

Any loans received are subject to repayment starting after completion of your course however repayments do not start unless your annual income is in excess of £21,000 and even then the repayments are very low for example:


Income £21000 – repayment = £0

Income £25000 – repayment = £30 per month

Income £30000 – repayment = £67 per month


For more information contact Student FinanceContact student finance.

Our student advisors at the college can help you with your application. Applications for 2015 entry can be made from January 2015. Prompt applications will ensure that your funding is in place by the start of your chosen course.




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