Musical Theatre HND

UCAS code 013W
Information line 0845 272 3600*

What is special about this course?

The HND Musical Theatre gives you the opportunity to learn advanced techniques in a range of disciplines that will prepare you for a career in the theatre and performing arts.

The programme will allow you to build your own singing, dancing and acting experience as well as develop the necessary skills to enable you to stage, direct and perform locally, national and internationally.

Special features

  • Opportunity to undertake major performance projects
  • Learn advanced vocal techniques for performance
  • Apply acting skills in performance and for radio
  • Dance/movement contextualised practise

Entry requirements

For entry to year one (HNC Musical Theatre):

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above, Or
  • 1 A level at grade D or above Or
  • Successful completion of a musical theatre related SCQF level 6 or equivalent qualification
  • Applicants with other relevant qualifications or industry experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • You will be asked to attend an audition and interview to assess your musical ability

For direct entry to year two (HND):

  • Successful completion of the HNC Musical Theatre, plus an audition and interview to assess your musical ability.

 

Access routes

Successful completion of a musical theatre related SCQF level 6 or equivalent qualification.

Year 1 - HNC

Core units include:

  • Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre 1
  • Singing Skills for Musical Theatre 1
  • Acting 1: Developing Skills
  • Performance 1: Developing Skills for Musical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre: Graded Unit 1
  • Professional Development for Actors

Option units which may include:

  • Movement for Musical Theatre 1
  • Musical Theatre Repertoire
  • Theatrical Make-up
  • Acting for Radio

Year 2 - HND

Core units include:

  • Performance 2: Applying Skills for Musical Theatre
  • Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre 2
  • Acting 2: Applying Skills in Performance
  • Singing Skills for Musical Theatre 2
  • Musical Theatre: Graded Unit 2

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time (Structured)

You will learn through a combination of face-to-face lectures and tutorials, practical work, field trips and live performances in college and in the community.


How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time (structured): 4 years

 


Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434 £434

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2016-172017-18
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434 £434

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers with:

  • Professional theatre companies
  • TV/radio companies
  • Holiday venue entertainment/management
  • Cruise ship entertainment/theatre
  • Community and other arts companies
  • Entertainment agencies

Career you may consider include:

  • Film/TV/live theatre performer
  • Voice-over artist for radio/TV/games
  • Cabaret artist
  • Artist Manager
  • Promoter
  • Choreographer
  • Make-up artist
  • Image consultant

 

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Apply for Musical Theatre HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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