BTEC HNC Performing Arts (Acting)

When and Where

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


Full fee
£6150 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 highly practical one year 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. The year ends with a Devised piece performed to an audience in professional conditions. This one year course is a springboard towards exciting opportunities in the world of Performing Arts.

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.

On the course you will develop your skills in all aspects of acting, as well as developing your knowledge of the performing arts industry. This course provides you with the opportunity to perform in a range of styles and techniques. You will have the chance to develop industry links and participate in workshops with professional actors and theatre companies.
The course will give you a recognised HNC qualification, you can then progress onto the second year of our HND course. Please see the HND Performing Arts (Acting) course for details of the second year units.

Year One Units
Acting for Camera
Voice and Speech for Actors
Movement for Actors
Devising Theatre and Performance
Professional Development
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 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.

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 Student loan information

Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable

Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

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