South Thames College
Level 4 HNC Performing Arts (Acting) HNC
South Thames College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This programme develops a wide range of performance skills (acting, voice, devising, acting for camera and movement) and is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the performing arts industry or drama school, and are looking for further practical training and a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification (Title:HNC Diploma in Performing Arts). This full time course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts in the industry and have an extensive performance and teaching profile.

Assessment comprises a variety of methods including coursework, group work, practical activities, presentations, written reports, essays and examinations. Extra rehearsal space and support for self-guided company development work will be allocated as appropriate.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

In Performing Arts, or related subjects.

In Performing Arts, or related subjects.

Substantial relevant experience also considered in lieu of qualifications.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English Advanced B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

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


Tuition Fees Level 4 HNC Performing Arts (Acting) HNC

EU £5100 year 1
England UK £5100 year 1
Northern Ireland £5100 year 1
Scotland £5100 year 1
Wales £5100 year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: Annual printing allowance; BTEC registration fee if applicable. The following course-related costs are NOT included in the fees: Additional printing over and above the annual allowance; the cost of books, equipment and materials that you might wish to purchase.

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)

About South Thames College

South Thames College Group (STCG) is a large education provider that mainly delivers further education level courses in the south-west side of London, England. STCG works from four main campus sites, which applicants can find in Kingston upon Thames, Wandsworth, Carshalton, and Morden.

Where is this programme taught

Kingston College
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