Why Should You Take This Course?
Performing Arts focuses upon contemporary performance practice, enabling students to engage in dance, music and drama as separate disciplines. We provide an environment for innovative learning delivered by professional artists still working in the industry.
Opportunities for performance throughout the course include public performances in college and touring to a variety of venues. You will develop practical skills and gain a wider understanding of the performing arts industry. You will work on 18 modules which are divided into 'Core' and 'Option' areas.
Core modules include Performing Arts in Context, The Performing Arts Business, and Performance Workshop.
These modules allow you to place the theatre we see today in context through a detailed understanding of the leading performers and practitioners of major movements in theatre history. You will be involved in a final performance of work through Rehearsing and Performing modules.
Optional modules include a variety of skills based modules through different projects. This element may include modules such as; Devising, Theatre for Children, Musical Theatre Performance, Singing 1 and 2, Drama Improvisation and Jazz Dance.
How will I be assessed?
The BTEC Extended Diploma is a 2 year, full-time course which is based on continuous assessment rather than external examinations.
Are there any special expenses?
You will need practical clothes for dance classes, and also some elements of costume for performance. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in professional workshops and attend performances. Outside of this you should be attending the theatre regularly.
What could I do next?
The BTEC Extended Diploma course will enable you to apply for courses in Drama at Higher Education. Some students also progress onto Drama and Dance schools for professional training.