Performing Arts BTEC
Performing Arts BTEC
Sixth Form College
Do you have a keen interest in Acting, Musical Theatre, Drama, Improvisation, Directing, Backstage and Technical work or Script Writing?
We offer specialist pathways that can be studied separately as either a Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level equivalent) or Diploma: Acting (2 A Level equivalent). Alternatively both subsidiaries can be combined to create a Diploma in Performing Arts.
The acting pathway is a two year programme that covers all aspects of actor training. You will study a range of acting techniques from Stanislavski and Brecht to improvisation and stand‐up, as well as classical and contemporary theatre practices. This is a practical course that is underpinned with theory and business skills. You will have the opportunity to become fully involved in the process of performance from directing and writing to critical evaluation.
Your study will include both practical and theoretical aspects, and as a BTEC course you will need to collate a variety of evidence over the course to enable for you to complete your qualification. The evidence you will produce will vary from performances in acting, dance, music, to script writing, to presentations, group discussions, essays/reports and much more.
The compulsory aspect of the course, the first year, will focus around performance, in acting, dance, musical and physical theatre as well as looking at Performance in a broader context and its impact upon an audience. Once the compulsory elements have been completed progress onto optional units, planned as a group. You will be able to have an input into the areas within which you wish to focus in more detail:
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for BTEC level 3 qualifications (including English grade A*‐C) (4 or 5)
University – a variety of university courses may specialise in performance or be combined with a large variety of subjects, from business to childhood studies, from English to psychology, events management to film studies. Routes from university include choreographer, performer, teacher, dance artist, community dance artist, dance practitioner, starting up a dance company, dance movement therapists, events managers.
Performing Arts Colleges – A BTEC in performing arts is a great platform from which to progress to a specialist performing arts college offering an intensive vocational programme.
Work – You will have gained the vocational skills both practically and theoretically to set up as a freelance performing artist with a professional CV, knowledge of which unions to join and experience of creating professional work that will hold up at auditions.