HND Professional Performance Practice (Dance, Acting, Production Arts)
Mon Sep 14 2020
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Do you aspire to run your own dance or theatre company or have a great idea for a performing arts business or project?
Do you want to keep developing your vocational skill as a dancer, actor, producer, technician etc?
Do you want to work in the Production and Performing Arts industry but don’t know where you fit in?
HND Professional Performance Practice is a programme designed with our industry partners to not just develop your craft at the next level, but also to give you the opportunities and experience of applying your skills in a professional environment, ultimately with a view to setting up your own enterprise.
There is a perception that sustainable employment in the Production and Performing Arts sector is based solely on chance – this is not the case.
There are many small to medium sized enterprises thriving, not only in the region but nationally, due to vision, drive and expertise. These businesses include multi-media companies, record labels, dance or theatre companies and production or live sound/lighting companies.
We have spent time consulting with our industry partners to develop a programme that allows you to build on the skills you have, provides an opportunity for you to gain experience applying them in the real world and gives you the understanding to develop and launch your own business.
The qualification is structured under 3 broad areas for development:
Develop your personal practical skills at the next level, through workshops, masterclasses, independent and group work.
There are 5 specialisms to choose from:
• Music Performance
• Studio Technology
• Production Arts
Whatever your specialist vocational area you will need to develop a CV through credible industry application of your skill. You will work on internal and external projects, producing work for potential employers from schools to the live commissions of industry partners.
Do you aspire to run your own dance/theatre company or performing arts enterprise? We will enhance your entrepreneurial spirit and channel it into developing your own business model.
You will develop the know how to set up and sustain your own enterprise, from applying for funding to completing your tax return. Don’t consider your second year as your last year of education, think of it as your first year in the industry!
This is a vocational qualification so you will learn by doing – experience is key.
Key activities include:
Developing your vocational skills at level 4/5 through workshops, masterclasses and practical seminars
You may be involved with designing workshops, projects or fulfilling commissions - given that many creatives will teach at some point in their career this will inevitably include some educational practice.
You will learn to develop and deliver sessions, workshops and work as a
This is about how you use your vocational skills to successfully complete projects, live briefs or commissions.
You will produce a major project or your own design within your vocational field; this project may require you to engage with other college stucents to be your ‘staff’, talent or performers.
You will develop an understanding of managing finances including bidding for funding and managing budgets etc.
Creating a business plan is a necessary skill that you will develop in relation to projects and enterprise as well health and safety management.
You will learn how to deliver a successful pitch to your desired audience – your major project could depend on it!
The success of your business is dependent on your mastery of marketing including website creation and using social media to promote your business etc.
practitioners, media etc.
This programme has a dual progression opportunity – onto a level 6 programme with one of our partner institutions or straight out into the industry.
We will enhance your entrepreneurial spirit and channel it into developing your own business model. You will develop the know-how to set up and sustain your own enterprise, from applying for funding to completing your tax return. Don’t consider your second year as your last year of education, think of it as your first year in the industry.
There are loans available that you can apply for to help cover the costs of course fees and living costs(if studying full time).
For more information or advice, contact our finance support services on 0191 490 4627 or 0191 426 4329. Our support funds team can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org