Musical Theatre HNC

UCAS code 113W
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

If you are interested in a career in the musical theatre and performing arts industries, or within community arts, then this course is ideal.

The course will prepare you to cope with the demands of current professional practice and will develop your skills in singing, dancing and acting through a range of performance opportunities and training.

Working in tandem with students on the HNC Technical Theatre, you will also gain an understanding of the complete production process and develop your collaborative skills.

On successful completion, you will have the necessary skills for employment within semi or professional theatre companies or to conceptualise local or national community arts programmes.

Special features

  • You will be taught and work with experienced industry professionals
  • Guest lecturers, industry visits, and industry professionals' masterclasses will enrich your experience
  • Opportunities to develop and lead your own projects
  • Live performance opportunities will enhance your experience and prepare you for work in the real world

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above, OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above
  • 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

Access routes

  • NC Music
  • NC Acting and Theatre Performance

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units may include:

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

Plus further units which may include:

  • Movement for Musical Theatre
  • Theatrical Make-up

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, and live performances in college and in the community.

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September

How much will my course cost?

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) 2016-17
Full-time per year
Part-time (per HN unit) £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) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £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) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

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

What funding can I apply for?

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

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may wish to consider careers in semi or professional theatre performance, cruise ship or holiday camp entertainment, TV or radio, community arts projects, performance therapy and teaching.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Musical Theatre HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

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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