Dance Higher National Certificate in Dance and Musical Theatre
Overview of Programme
The HNC in Performing Arts (Dance & Musical Theatre) is a brand new programme that provides you with an exciting one-year industry based training that will prepare you for the next step in your career. You will gain the required practical and vocational knowledge to enable you to work in the professional dance and musical theatre industry.
The programme will encourage you to gain a broad variety of skills. As part of the Dance and Musical Theatre Company at the Miskin Theatre you will develop your dance technique and musical theatre performance skills culminating in performances at the in-house Miskin Theatre and beyond.
You will participate in ballet, contemporary, choreography, jazz and tap classes alongside complementary musical theatre workshops developing your ability to be a triple-threat performer combining your acting, dance and singing skills leading to a variety of performance opportunities. You will also explore and develop an understanding of how to correctly market and manage yourself as an artist and performer.
Through regular guidance from industry professionals you will gain the ability to critically evaluate, develop and progress your knowledge and skills within the performing arts industry. You will be offered all the tools necessary to embark on a successful career.
Aims of Programme
- To provide you with knowledge and understanding of a variety of dance and musical theatre performance in a range of genres
- To enable you to develop your practical dance technique skills in a variety of dance techniques and styles including ballet, contemporary, and jazz
- To enable you to develop your practical musical theatre skills including acting, dance and singing within a performance context
- To enable you opportunities to work within the dance and musical theatre industry, applying the knowledge learnt within the programme, and demonstrating the ability to analyse and evaluate your work-based performance
- To provide you with an understanding of how the industry works so you can market yourself successfully as an artist/performer
- To give you essential leadership skills to work in the dance and musical theatre industry
- 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 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
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
- Dancers and musical theatre performers progress into leading vocational Dance and Musical Theatre Schools or University programmes in higher education on BA Hons and three-year diploma courses.
- Many successfully gain work directly in the industry.
- Performers may also to progress on to alternative qualifications such as teaching/education degrees.
£5950 + REG FEE + COMPANY CONTRIBUTION FEE
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.
How do I apply?
Entry is by audition and interview, you can contact us for an application form by clicking below.