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Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above. Experience of performing is essential.

Why Should You Take This Course?
This is a course for students who have a strong practical acting ability and want to explore different styles of acting in performance based assessments.


Course content
There will be opportunities for performances throughout the course including public performances in college and touring to a variety of venues. You will develop practical skills and gain a wider understanding of the performance arts industry. You will work on modules which could include:
- Devising Plays
- Theatre in Education
- Theatre for Children
- Classical Theatre Performance
- Contemporary Theatre Performance
- Variety Performance
- Developing Voice for the Actor
- Auditions for Actors
- Applying Acting Styles
- Drama Improvisation
- Film and TV Acting

How will I be assessed?
The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is a two year course which is based on continuous rather than external examinations. It is possible to be accredited with a Level 3 Certificate after the first year.

Are there any special expenses?
Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in professional workshops and attend performances. At times you might have to buy costume pieces. You should be attending performances regularly.

What could I do next?
The BTEC Diploma enables you to apply for acting courses in Theatre Higher Education. Some students also progress onto Drama schools for professional training.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post