At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English and Dance, Drama or Performing Arts. A proven record of participation in performances.
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 a variety of modules allowing 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. Units will include:
How will I be assessed?
The Extended Diploma is a 2-year, full-time course with both practical and written project-based assessments rather than formal 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 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.
Equivalent to 3 A Levels
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.