BTEC HNC Performing Arts (Acting)

When and Where

21 Sep 2020 - 9 Jul 2021 (480 hours, 30 weeks)
Days and times
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Waterloo Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

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

Course Structure

We offer an innovative and creative drama program, which responds swiftly to the changing social distancing government guidelines. We anticipate that the Autumn term will run according to our 'Online’ model and we hope to bring the remainder of the course into the building as soon as we can. Courses have adapted and continued to run successfully through lock down, as our experienced team of tutors and IT staff have worked together to enable students to continue to thrive. Please call if you have any questions.

This two year course is aimed at students who want to progress into a career in Performing Arts with a specialism in Acting. During the course you will develop core acting skills, rehearse and collaborate with others, performing a diverse range of work in front of both live and on-screen 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. This year develops core skills, exploration and play. In Year Two you will further develop your skills and work with a professional theatre director on a showcase production at Morley College in term three.

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 a devised production in professional conditions
  • Lead your own warm ups and workshops
  • Develop your critical vocabularies for reading, writing and analysing performance and texts
  • Develop your professional profile

PROGRAM AIMS 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 4 qualification. Progression routes include joining our HND Performing Arts (Level 5) course, join 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 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 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.

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. MATURE STUDENTS 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. Apply • 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 Prepare • 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

Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable

Senior fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

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