Acting Higher National Certificate in Performing Arts
Overview of Programme
The professional Performance Company – www.miskintheatre.com – ‘Not simply a course, but a Professional Company in training’.
The Professional Performance Pathway offers a 1 year intensive training which is unique and distinctive. It is specifically designed for the practical training of the performer.
All work within the course takes place within the professional environment of an acclaimed working theatre, preparing you for entry into the profession. The PPP is designed for those who have completed their training at A level or are a mature learner and have some theatre experience already.
It is important that you are bright, flexible and willing to reappraise your approach to acting through a better understanding of yourself and other people – and the demands of the profession.
This course is for you if you are a high achiever, knowledgeable about the industry and determined to succeed.
At The Miskin Theatre we have a unique and pioneering approach to learning.
Our Professional Performers greatly benefit from the advice and support from the industry professionals who make up our staff team.
• Work as a company to create new works, responding to commissions from schools and community groups.
• Work as a touring company and lead workshops
• Attend master classes and specific skills workshops
• Prepares for Drama School/University
• Are given the opportunity to work professionally whilst training
• Showcase at a professional London Venue
Aims of Programme
- To enable you to develop practical skills in a variety of theatrical techniques and styles.
- To provide you with an understanding of how the industry works so you can market yourself successfully as an actor/performer.
- To enable you to create and establish a working theatre company based inside the Miskin Theatre.
- To give you an understanding and the experience of how to set up a small scale touring company and successfully tour your work.
- To offer you opportunities to work within the theatre industry, applying the knowledge learnt within the programme, and demonstrating an ability to analyse and evaluate your work-based performance.
- To give you essential leadership skills in theatre directing and teaching a variety of different ages.
- To enable you to develop necessary professional reflective skills through a variety of stimulating and varied learning environments. These skills can then be built upon throughout your professional life.
- To enhance self-reflection, critical thinking skills and independent learning, so you can develop creative autonomy and become a self-sufficient artist.
- To develop personal, employable, critical and transferable skills to work effectively across a variety of theatre industry settings.
- To provide a suitable academic platform for progression to honours level study or further professional development.
Minimum requirements (students under 21 years old)
- 200 UCAS points
- GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths
Minimum requirements (students over 21 years old)
- If you don’t have the UCAS point requirements, but have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, then your application is welcomed
UCAS Points Conversions
• Grade ‘A’ = 120 points
• Grade ‘B’ = 100 points
• Grade ‘C’ = 80 points
• Grade ‘D’ = 30 points
• Grade ‘E’ = 20 points
BTEC Extended (National) Diploma:
• PPP = 120 points
• MPP = 160 points
• MMP = 200 points
• MMM = 240 points
• DMM = 280 points
• DDM = 320 points
• DDD = 360 points
• PP = 80 points
• MP = 120 points
• MM = 160 points
• DM = 200 points
• DD = 240 points
- Many actors progress into leading Drama Schools or University programmes in higher education on BA Hons courses.
- Many successfully gain work directly in the industry.
- Actors may want to progress on to alternative qualifications such as teaching/directing degrees.
Modes of assessment
Assessment throughout the course will be in the form of live observation in performance/workshops. ‘Peer to Peer’ Observation takes place through the form of debate.
The company have a blog site in which they are required to contribute and debate the work.
A logbook on ‘Tumblr’ which is the basis of all academic work and looks to promote a self-sufficient artist.
A scrapbook for recording your journey through different processes, for self-reflection, artistic flair and a portfolio of work to further your knowledge of the industry.
“My dream for this year in my training was to gain a place at Drama School. I have achieved that so thank you for helping me to fulfil my dream”
Affton Smith- Acting Graduate 2013
“This year has been exciting and has opened my eyes. It has broadened my knowledge not only as an actor but as a director too. It has made me realise the possibilities for my future and that I am capable, creative and expressive. The PPP provided me with a supportive creative environment which has helped to build my confidence; I have learnt leadership skills and how to voice my opinions.”
Jasmine Bayrum- Acting Graduate 2013
How do I apply?
Entry is by audition and interview, you can contact us for an application form by clicking below.