Morley College
Performing Arts (Acting) HND
Morley College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The HND Performing Arts (Acting) programme is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional actor. It provides a practical, vocational education and encourages intellectual and personal growth through a programme of study. You will develop reflective processes and analytical skills, and enrich your individual creativity and imagination. There is a strong emphasis on independent learning, self-management and communication skills. The rigour encapsulated in the programme prepares you for the profession or the possibility of further study at a higher educational level.

Leading on from the skills developed on the HNC (first year), in the second year of the course (HND) you will develop and refine your acting technique further, exploring genres and applying acting methodologies to monologues and scene-work. The year culminates in a directed full-length production at the end of the year. Voice classes run through-out the year, supporting your technical and creative application to project work.

Morley College London’s roots in the world of the Performing arts date back to our origins at the Old Vic Theatre. It's a heritage we honour to this day, with the various beautiful performance and rehearsal spaces at our main building and our team of tutors with professional experience in the field. With our HNC programme in the performing arts, you'll benefit from our history and expertise as you develop your performance skills and improve your career prospects.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Performing Arts (Acting), HND you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

You will be given a number of practical assignments and projects to work on as part of your course which will allow you to explore what you learn in the classroom to strengthen your knowledge further. These projects and assignments will also help you develop transferable skills such as problem solving, digital literacy, critical thinking, time management, planning and working as part of a team. Assessments will take place through both live and where appropriate streamed performances, presentations, coursework, projects and the development of a work-related portfolio. We will take into account both your marks on formal assignments and the understanding you demonstrate within your classes. In assessing your progress you will receive feedback on your work throughout the course both in response to formal assessments and as part of your overall learning experience.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

48 UCAS points equivalent: - Access to Higher Education Diploma - A levels - BTEC at level 3 With GCSE English grade 4 or C minimum. Desirable GCSE Maths.

Qualification requirements

Mature students: if you do not meet the entry requirements as outlined above, we may still consider your application based on previous employment or previous study. We appreciate that mature students may have extensive relevant experience gained through paid or unpaid work, or through other types of professional training or sector-related opportunities and this experience may be used to support an application.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 5 Students and prospective students require a minimum level of 5.5 IELTS (or equivalent) with no score lower than a 5 in listening and speaking and no score lower than a 5.5 in reading and writing.
PTE Academic 42 Pearson Test of English Academic

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Performing Arts (Acting), HND, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Performing Arts (Acting) HND

England UK £6165 year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 year 1
Scotland £6165 year 1
Wales £6165 year 1

Additional fee information

We ask for an additional contribution of £50 to cover the costs of theatre trips and Online performances. Any unspent fee will be returned to you prior to the end of the course.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

About Morley College

Morley College is an education centre that focuses on delivering mainly further education and adult education courses, and works from three main campus locations throughout London, England. The London districts where Morley College has campuses include Waterloo, North Kensington, and Chelsea.

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