What will I learn?

The HNC in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) is a vocational course which explores contemporary and current practice whilst still acknowledging the traditional methods and practices of Musical Theatre. The course provides training in musical theatre alongside a focus on contextual studies and industry knowledge. Students on performing arts courses work together as a Production Company; across all levels and all disciplines. Therefore, students will be treated as a professional ensemble theatre company, learning and developing skills in creative collaboration, leadership, research and the formation and implementation of creative concepts.The programme develops an inherent understanding about the contemporary Performing Arts industry, with relevant and current information about the demands of how to develop as a proactive, ‘thinking’ creative artist. The course aims to create a deep understanding of the relationship between the actor, director, scriptwriter/deviser and the performance environment, by developing the student’s ability to respond creatively to the needs of theatrical performance. Students are equipped with the skills necessary to translate a director’s vision through the development, look and practical requirements of on-stage characters and performers, thereby providing back-story and insight into character. The units deliver a theoretical, historical and cultural basis for the concepts explored, arming graduates with a fundamental basis and background of a wide range of theatrical and artistic forms. This also enables students to develop research, analysis and critical skills through academic writing and demands of research.

Which department am I in?

Media, Music and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022


Arts Centre

The Arts Centre,

Myrtle Street,


L7 7JA, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.