Diploma Level 3 - Performing Arts Extended Certificate
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
This course suits those students who have a strong interest in gaining practical skills and experience prior to joining the Performing Arts industry. It is designed to help you extend your understanding of the performing arts, develop your skills in the disciplines of Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre, and learn new ones in our purpose-built performance spaces. Students will fully participate in all aspects of production and work on a variety of written and practical projects.
Students will study three mandatory and one optional unit, which will allow the opportunity to develop skills and broaden knowledge as a performer. There will be opportunities to perform to a range of different audiences and create work in a variety of styles and genres.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
A GCSE in any Performing Arts subject at grade A* - C; or its equivalent vocational qualification at Merit or Distinction. However, if this has not been taken, then considerable practical experience is required in Performing Arts.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
This qualification can be taken alongside other BTEC or A Level qualifications. You can discuss the suitable subject combinations at interview.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The course is made up of four units: Investigating Practitioners’ Work, Developing skills and Techniques for Live Performance, Group Performance Workshop and Musical Theatre. Two of these units are externally assessed.
This course is designed as both a practical, and academic, course. Marks are awarded based on a combination of written assignments, practical workshops and performances. The written elements to the course provide evidence of work: and may include workshop diaries, reviews, evaluations and personal portfolios.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
There are no costs to study on any of our courses. Students should budget for trips to performances and concerts in order to gain maximum benefit from all of the Performing Arts courses. These will take place periodically throughout the year at a cost of approximately £15 - £20 per trip.
WHAT IS THE DURATION?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is the equivalent of one A-level and it will be delivered over two years.
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
BTEC Extended Cetificate
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type Diploma Level 3
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body EdExcel
- Applications Accepting