What's covered?

The HND in Performing Arts is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and practical experience to create your own work, manage your own projects and develop a career as a self-employed professional in a demanding and competitive industry.

What do you need?

Students must achieve MMM at BTEC Level 3 or 3Cs at A Level. Applicants must prepare a 2 minute audition piece and an example of written work.

How you are assessed

Practical projects, supported by research and analysis, essays, presentations - depending on the unit. You will study 16 units over the 2 years and achieve a unit grade of pass, merit or distinction for each, these grades add up to your final qualification grade.

How Long?

2 Years

What course next?

A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HND students is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, and links are already being formed with University of West London and Northbrook College (whose BA Hons in Theatre Arts is validated by the University of Brighton).

What could this lead to?

The qualification also provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the industry and its national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. You will have built up a professional profile and made contacts on the course which will allow you to launch a career as a self-employed professional.

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