This practical work related course is aimed at creative students who have an interest in developing their skills for the performing arts industry such as in acting, dance, musical or physical theatre. You may be aiming for a career as a performer, for roles behind the scenes, want to work in arts administration or perhaps in roles using the arts to educate people. Equivalent in size to one A level, you study it alongside other level 3 qualifications making it a stepping stone to higher education if you choose this path. It will give you transferable skills including self-confidence, presentation and communication, self-management and teamwork that are also useful in a range of non-arts careers.
|Qualification name||BTEC Diploma in Construction|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||6th September 2024|
4-5 GCSE's at grade 4 (C) or above including English and a performing arts related subject. You will need to have some previous performance experience be expected to attend an audition.
You'll investigate the work of performing arts practitioners, develop critical analysis skills and an appreciation of how they communicate themes in their work. The course will develop your performance skills, exploring and developing the techniques required for skills for acting, dance, musical or physical theatre. You'll work collaboratively with other students in group performance workshops and have the chance to take an additional specialist unit from a range covering different dance, acting and theatre styles. You will explore the way the performing arts industry works as well as network with industry professionals to help guide you towards your future study or career goals. The industry is tremendously competitive and people who work within it need to be resilient. This course will also help you to focus on your personal and professional development.
The course combines practical and theoretical study. You will take part in a variety of projects, workshops and performances during the course. These may be created in collaboration with performing arts organisations and industry professionals. You will visit theatres and work with local artists and companies.
Through set tasks, written assignments and practical performance.
This course when taken in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications will prepare you for entry to higher education courses including those related to the performing arts. There are some apprenticeships and entry level employment opportunities within the creative and performance industries including in performance, marketing and events, sales and arts administration and arts education.