Learn creative skills and perform in our state-of-the-art Michael Morpurgo Theatre at our Broxbourne campus. With professional dance studios, a recording and TV studio, plus tutors with industry experience, you'll learn the skills of the trade in preparation for your career. Our 140-seat performance theatre will allow you to showcase your talents with the help of the latest lighting and sound technology.
What makes Performing and Production Arts at HRC special?
What do our students say?
"The course has taught me new skills and shown me strengths I didn't know I had."
"The course itself was fantastic; I felt challenged but knew help was there if I needed it"
We're proud that our students go onto careers including:
- Community Arts Worker
- Drama Therapist
- Theatre Director
What can I do next?
After you have successfully completed this course, you can choose to take on our Performing Arts Level 3 course.
What will I be doing?
This is a one year programme of study which provides an introduction and understanding of performing arts in a variety of projects such as celebrating Black History Month, collaborating with HND for our yearly Panto, performing your own monologues based on ghost stories as well as a final major project to suit your skills and interest. You will participate in technique classes that will develop and enhance your skills in a variety of areas such as acting, vocal technique, script writing, physical theatre, ballet, contemporary and choreography.
You will also have the opportunity to experience the production aspects of producing a performance such as directing, choreographing, stage design, light design, sound design, costume design as well as the importance of health and safety.
Participating in professional workshops and watching live professional performances both locally and in London.
Learning vital employability skills such as CV writing, audition techniques and how to present as a professional in the industry.
How will I be assessed?
Live practical briefs. The final performance will be a personal project, collaborating with other students.
To take on this course you will need:
- 4 GCSE's at Grade D/3 or a Level 1 at Merit grade
- To attend an interview/creative workshop to assess your skills and interests
We also welcome applications from students with relevant experience or qualifications.
If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.
What do I need to bring?
There is a small cost for essential course equipment, and for optional trips that take place during the year. The cost for equipment is not expected to exceed £90, and financial support is available if required.
Free to Home students under 19 on 31st August 2023.
If you are a Home student aged 19 or over on the 31st August 2023, you may be liable to pay approximately £2,500 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approximately £5,000 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the tuition fees for 2022/2023 and could be subject to change for 2023/2024).
If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free tuition if the course you choose is on a government-approved list and the qualification is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification.
If you are aged over 24 and you have not achieved a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to free tuition if the qualification is listed on the Government Free courses for jobs list. Similarly, if you already hold a Level 3 qualification (or above) and meet the Adult Education Budgets definition of unemployed or are in receipt of low wage, you may also be entitled to free tuition.
You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.
These fees are indicative of the 2022-23 costs and may be subject to change