HNC/HND inPerforming Arts (Dance)

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The HNC/HND in Performing Arts (Dance) has been designed to develop your technical ability in a variety of styles, prereparing you for a successful career in the performing arts industry as a versatile dancer. The one year HNC or two-year HND, full-time course will provide practical training alongside developing theoretical knowledge and academic skills through studio-based research.

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Course Content

The HNC/HND programme focuses on developing your technical skills as a dancer and performer in a variety of styles, which include contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and commercial dance.

You will begin to explore solo choreography whilst developing your academic skills through studio-based research, and will have multiple opportunities to perform as a member of a new professional dance company in our industry standard theatre.

The course allows you to develop research skills appropriate to a degree level course, as well as to explore dance criticism and analysis. The programme is designed to develop your independent learning skills, and your academic tutor will be on hand to provide support. You will receive up-to-date training from dedicated lecturers who have relevant industry experience as professional performers and choreographers. There will also be opportunities to engage with visiting professionals as part of a focus on developing your employability skills and ability to successfully promote yourself as a dancer.

Year two focuses on developing you as a choreographer, practitioner and educator, with a clear focus on employability. As a second year student, you will not only perform as a member of our new dance company, but will have opportunities to take on key production and management roles to enhance your professional training. You will explore the role of a choreographer and dancer in a variety of settings beyond a traditional theatre, including site-specific performance and dance for camera.



  • The Performing Arts Industry
  • Professional Development Level
  • Contemporary Dance 1
  • Jazz Dance 1
  • Commercial Dance 1
  • Choreography 1
  • Dance for Camera
  • Devising Theatre for Performance


  • Creative Research Project
  • Working in the Performing Arts Industry
  • Contemporary Dance 2
  • Jazz Dance 2
  • Contact Improvisation
  • Performance Project
  • Working in Creative Education

*All modules subject to change

Entry Requirements

64 UCAS points GCSE English grade 4/C or above. Satisfactory dance ability to be assessed at audition.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of the HNC, you can progress onto the second year Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) here at Loughborough College, or enter into the performing arts industry, armed with relevant skills and experience. Successful graduates of the HND may choose to continue studying at a university to complete a ‘top-up’ degree in dance or a related subject, while others enter into the performing arts industry, armed with relevant skills and experience.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts


  • September 2019

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT):
  • UK / EU Residents: £7,395.00
  • Non EU: £7395

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UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 19/20RFK0061

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