HNC Musical Theatre

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The HNC Musical Theatre course is highly practical, with industry based, expert teaching staff providing you with the necessary training to develop the skills and versatility needed to meet the vocal, physical and artistic demands placed upon a multi-faceted, modern working performer.


Entry is by audition only, where you will be asked to demonstrate your singing, acting and dance skills (more details are available once interviews/auditions are arranged). The audition process enables staff to judge a realistic assessment of your suitability for the qualification and awareness of the requirements for the course.

Higher English and/or Higher Drama/Higher Music are recommended but not essential. Some previous performance experience is preferred but applications are welcome from candidates of all levels.


The HNC Musical Theatre course focuses primarily on the practical and theoretical skills of a modern performer through classes and workshops, which include acting, voice, singing, production, jazz, ballet, contemporary, musical theatre repertoire, movement, singing skills. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in industry-led workshops and classes, as part of their training, to gain knowledge and experience of current trends in the profession. All the lecturers on the acting courses are highly trained, with years of industry experience. New College Lanarkshire students on the HNC Musical Theatre course also have the opportunity to perform in public productions throughout the academic year including a professional pantomime.

Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: