Performing Arts Practice Extended Diploma

Entry Requirements:

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.

Course content Opportunities for performance throughout the course include public performances at the College and touring to a variety of venues. You will develop practical skills and gain a wider understanding of the performing arts industry. We 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:

  • Performing Arts Skills Development
  • The Performing Arts Industry
  • Personal Performing Arts Profile
  • Collaborative Performing Arts Project

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 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 Performing Arts at university. Some students
also progress onto Drama and Dance schools for professional training.

Additional Information

Equivalent to 3 A Levels

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