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Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts

Course Code
Start Date
End Date
Broxbourne Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

UCAS Code: W401
Institution Code: H37
Campus Code: B (Broxbourne)

This course has been created to meet modern industry standards in the field of entertainment. Our project-based learning enables students to acquire new skills and train within acting, singing and dance. Upon completion of the course students will have an industry recognised qualification which will enable them to top up to the final year of a full BA Hons degree either with Hertford Regional College on our Level 6 Top Up course or at university. Examples of projects students train in:

  • Pantomimes
  • Street Festival Work
  • Acting for Screen
  • Cabaret Performance
  • Immersive Performances
  • Entertainment Industry Studies
  • Musical Theatre Performances and Directing
  • Dance for Musical Theatre
  • Performing Plays and Text
  • Technique classes in Singing, Acting and Dance
  • Health and Fitness Management
  • Professional Development and Industry Awareness Training

With the planned £700 million Sunset Studios only a few miles from the Broxbourne campus, HRC is perfectly placed to develop the next generation of filmmakers, producers, and creatives.

Course Expectations

  • Lessons will start at 9am, as a result all learners must be in the classroom and ready to start at 8:50am
  • All absences must be reported to your programme lead by 8:30am
  • All medical appointments must be evidenced to be authorised
  • Phones to be placed in your bag at the start of the lesson
  • Notebook and pen must be bought to every lesson
  • Behaviour and attitudes must stay in line with industry expectations
  • Respectful manner and attitude towards your peers and tutors must be adhered to. Failure to adhere rules and follow our HE codes of conduct will result in disciplinary action.
  • Learners are expected to participate and gain as much work experience as possible by putting themselves forward for any opportunities offered by the college.
  • Learners should be regularly updating their acting CV and portfolio of work (tutor support will be provided)

The two most common progression pathways upon finishing the HND qualification are to apply for a third year of study at university to top-up your HND qualification to a BA Hons or you can enter the industry and apply for jobs relevant to your area of interest.
Year One Modules Acting 1 Devising for Theatre and Performance Performing Arts Industry Professional Development Singing 1 Dance for Camera (New for 2023/24) Acting for Camera (New for 2023/24) Voice and Speech for Actors (New for 2023/24)Year Two Modules Acting 2 Creative Arts Research Project Performance Project Singing 2 Working in Performing Arts Industry Dance for Musical Theatre Working in Creative Education (New for 2023/24)** Modules are subject to change **
As a Performing Arts HND student at Hertford Regional College you have the fantastic opportunity to engage in a range of different activities to support your studies. These include: Trips and visits to theatre performances Guest lecturers and networking with industry professionals Opportunities to form a performance company and use college facilities including ‘The Michael Morpurgo Theatre’ our on campus performance space Live performances in collaboration with other courses such as Media or Music
HND assessment is awarded on a Pass, Merit and Distinction method. Live Theatrical Performances Rehearsal Observations Casting Auditions Creative Digital Material Presentations Practical Workshop Leadership Portfolio Written Assessment Industry Research
48 UCAS points generated from a performance vocational qualification or A Level. English and Maths requirement grade [4] or [C]. (Resit classes for English and Maths will be arranged alongside your Performing Arts HND if the requirement is not met). Additional Entry RequirementsPlease note an interview or self-tape may be a requirement of application in order for an offer to be made.Applications to our full-time undergraduate courses can be made through UCAS. If you haven’t started a UCAS application yet, and only want to apply to Hertford Regional College, you can apply directly to us using our direct application form and we will process a UCAS application on your behalf.
Kit/Equipment Requirements (Compulsory) Character Shoes Jazz Shoes Tap Shoes Ballet Shoes Black Leotard Black T-shirt Black leggings or Black shorts Supportive base layer Notebook and Pen Water bottleKit/Equipment Requirements (Optional) Black HND Hoodie (to be purchased through the college) Resistance Bands for Pilates Sessions
As a university student you can apply for Student Finance England to support you to cover the costs of tuition and maintenance fees. Our tuition rate is £6000 per year (academic year 2024/2025). Tuition loans from Student Finance are paid directly to the college and maintenance loans are paid to you termly to support your everyday costs of accommodation, travel and leisure.To find out more about funding visit: may be opportunities for trips and visits organised, these will be at an additional charge for the students.

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