BTEC HND Performing Arts (Acting)

When and Where

23 Sep 2019 - 2 Jul 2021 (960 hours, 60 weeks)
Days and times
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Morley College London


Full fee
£6150 per year Student loan information
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

A team of specialist tutors will contribute to this course
Course code

Course Structure

This two year course will be an exciting opportunity for you to explore, develop and test your creativity.

Our highly practical qualification is aimed at students who want to progress into a career in Performing Arts with a specialism of Acting. During the course you will work on a series of projects, fine tuning your talents to rehearse and collaborate with others, performing a diverse range of work in front of live audiences.

Morley has a long history as a cultural player in the Performing Arts and has a team of experienced tutors who are professionals in their field and experienced in enabling you, as an adult learner, to develop your skills towards employability in this diverse and growing industry.

In Year One you will be introduced to the basic concepts and principles of Performance through Acting, Movement, Voice, Singing and Devising. These skills are applied in a Devising Project in the third term under professional conditions in a live performance. This year develops risk taking, focus and exploration.

In Year Two you will work on a series of projects in professional conditions, creating an immersive performance in term one, working in the industry on placements in term two and working with a professional theatre director on a showcase production at Morley College in term three.

Year One Units
Acting for Camera
Voice and Speech for Actors
Movement for Actors
Devising Theatre and Performance
Professional Development
The Performing Arts Industry

Year Two Units
Performance Project
Voice Skills for Actors
Creative Research Project
Immersive Theatre
Physical Theatre
Working in the Performing Arts Industry

Please note that units are subject to change.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Work collaboratively and individually to develop your acting skills
  • Apply movement skills as part of your acting craft
  • Strengthen your singing and vocal techniques
  • Create your own performance material
  • Take part in productions in professional conditions
  • Lead your own warm ups and workshops
  • Understand how performance affects audiences
  • Develop your critical vocabularies for reading, writing and analysing performance and texts
  • Complete your own performance research project
  • Develop your professional profile

The aim of this programme is to help you develop the skills you need
to specialise in your chosen performing arts career, through classroom
teaching and practical work in specialist learning environments. Having
completed the course you will have a nationally recognised Level
5 qualification and may be able to progress to the third year of an
undergraduate degree programme, or find a job in the performing arts or
cultural industries.

This course is highly practical, with most classes taking place in drama and dance studios. The course will also include lectures and seminars, practical workshops, group discussions and tutorial sessions. All teaching and learning activities are designed to promote equality of opportunity and accessibility for all students.

The course structure is focused around a number of assessed assignments and projects, which allow you to explore what you learn in the classroom and strengthen your knowledge further. These projects and assignments will also help you to develop transferable skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, time management and working as part of a team. Students can choose to submit written assignments as video recorded blogs if they wish.

This is a full time course and students should expect to spend at least two days per week on independent study.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

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Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are capable of reaching the standards required by the qualification.

If you have recently been in education it is likely that one of the following will provide a suitable entry profile:
• a relevant level 3 qualification (including A levels, BTEC National Diplomas etc)
• a GCE profile that indicates strong performance in a relevant subject
• an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

We appreciate that mature students may have extensive relevant acting experience gained through paid or unpaid work, or through
other types of professional training or sector-related opportunities and this experience may be used to support an application. Please
do contact us if you would like to discuss applying.

• Submit your application form through clicking the link at the top of this page, which will include a personal statement and any supporting evidence
• You can come to one of our open days, or free taster workshops for guidance on how to apply

Workshop / Audition
• You will be invited for an informal chat about the course and a workshop-style audition
• Auditions are free to attend

• Auditionees will be asked to prepare one 2 minute monologue of their choice and take part in a practical workshop
• You will meet the head of the course, and be able to ask questions about the school, courses, timetable and faculty

Fees and Funding

Full fee
£6150 per year Student loan information

Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable

Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

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