HNC/HND Musical Theatre

HNC/HND Musical Theatre

The HNC and HND in Musical Theatre will build on your previous experience of Theatre Arts and Performance.

Who does this qualification suit

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. You will be invited to a formal audition, in which you will offer prepared speeches/monologues, songs, participation in a dance workshop or evidence of relevant experience.

Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

  • Relevant Units from an appropriate NQ programme (Higher Drama or Higher Music would be preferable)
  • Relevant industrial experience

Candidate Information

The HNC and HND in Musical Theatre will build on your previous experience of Theatre Arts and Performance. You might have gained experience through a lower-level course, or developed your interest in youth theatre or amateur dramatics, or you might show potential as a performer.

The course will allow you to develop:

  • skills in singing, acting, voice and dance
  • the ability to integrate these skills in performance
  • an innovative and creative approach to work in rehearsal and performance
  • an understanding of theatre practice
  • audition skills either for employment or for places at higher education establishments
  • co-operative team working skills
  • Adaptability
  • an understanding of theatre practice
  • the ability to respond to direction

You will also be able to develop your communication and interpersonal skills, your skills as a performer, self-presentation skills, self-evaluation skills to enable professional development, analytical skills, the ability to work independently, the confidence to perform to potential, and professional attitudes.

Progression

There are employment opportunities in the Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Industry (West End, cruise lines, summer season, pantomime, television, theatre & cabaret). On completing the HNC, you should be able to audition for further training at drama school or university. Opportunities now exist in Scotland to complete a BA Honours in Musical Theatre. It is possible to enter the third year if you have successfully completed the HND Musical Theatre.

Where can you take this course?

Group Award Specification

Title: HNC/HND Musical Theatre
Code: G81J 15 and G81K 16
Date: Version 06 (August 2016)
Download: HNC/HND Musical Theatre Arrangements Document (301 KB)

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Qualifications Development Team

We will be hosting a meeting of practitioners to discuss the HNC/HND Acting and Performance, and the HNC/HND Musical Theatre Group Awards.

We are seeking practitioners who currently deliver either or both of these group awards, and are keen to establish a Qualifications Development Team on Monday 19 February 2018 in Glasgow.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather intelligence from centres that deliver the awards, and assess the potential for future development and change. Practitioners are invited to attend — your input to this meeting would be highly valued.

For further information please contact Marion Weir, Qualifications Officer for Dance and Drama at marion.weir@sqa.org.uk

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