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.
You will study thirteen units and two of these are externally assessed core units. Learners will follow the Musical Theatre pathway.
- Performance Preparation (External Core)
- Final Production (External Core)
- Planning for a Career in the Creative and Performing Arts (Internal Core)
Other units may include:
- Musical Theatre Performance
- Audition Techniques (Acting)
- Approaches To Acting
- Dance Technique and Performance
- Ensemble Dance Performance
- Global Dance Styles
- Ensemble Music Performance
- Music In Theatre and Dance
- Vocal Techniques - Music
- Collaborative Cross Arts Performance
All students take an externally assessed core unit (Performance Preparation), which requires you to work to a brief, set by industry practitioners. Throughout the course you will learn about: style and context of performances genres, audition techniques, planning, repertoire, rehearsal skills, collaborating with others and being able to review and analyse a host of performances. You will study a variety of units which will allow you the opportunity to develop skills and broaden knowledge as a performer across all three disciplines. 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?
A GCSE in any Performing Arts subject at grade 9-4; 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 two external core units which are based on a brief set by the exam board, but again this will be based upon rehearsals and a final performance. 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