Diploma Level 3 - Performing Arts Extended Diploma
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
This course is a vocational course, this means that it is a practical, work-related course.
Students will study seven mandatory units and four of these are externally assessed:
- Investigating Practitioners’ Work
- Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
- Group Performance Workshop
- Performing Arts in the Community
- Individual Performance Commission
- Final Live Performance to an Audience
- Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts
In addition students will study six other optional units, 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 different Dance, Drama and Music styles and genres as well as integrating the three together.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
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. Following an interview prospective students may be called to enjoy a group audition workshop to ensure suitability of the chosen Performing Arts course.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
This course is equivalent of 3 A Levels and it does not need to be supplemented by other qualifications. However, it is possible to do an additional course from our range of A Levels and BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas. You can discuss the suitable combinations at interview.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
This course is designed, on the whole, as a practical course and most of the marks are awarded based on the work done in workshops, and during performances. There are written elements to the course that provide evidence of work: these may include a workshop diary, 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?
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
BTEC Extended Diploma
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type Diploma Level 3
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body EdExcel
- Applications Accepting