• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 4 Full-Time Bede Campus University Level Qualification
Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 5999.00 *subject to change You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists however the college Learning Centre have an excellent range of all books suggested within your units studied. Students will be provided with printing credits. You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper, and folders. Students will be expected to fund field trips and master classes throughout their time on the course, some of these will be mandatory and some optional. The cost of these experiences will vary. Mandatory trip costs will not exceed approximately £200 per year.


What’s next?

The course itself is structured as a preparation for the industry, with consistent industry links and portfolio building throughout. As a result, at the end of the course, you could immediately apply for roles that involve performing, teaching, arts administration or community arts.

If you choose to continue your studies at the end of the course, there is a natural progression to the HND Performance (Musical Theatre). This would ‘top-up’ your qualification to a Diploma.

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Actors, Entertainers and Presenters

Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

438 people employed as Actors, Entertainers and Presenters in the current year.

Dancers and Choreographers

Dancers and choreographers devise, direct, rehearse and perform classical and contemporary dance routines.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

93 people employed as Dancers and Choreographers in the current year.


Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

555 people employed as Musicians in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

Recognised regionally and nationally for our high-quality approach to careers education