BTEC Level 3 Diploma: in Performing Arts (Practice)
The Level 3 Performing Arts course is a practical qualification assessed on work created for performance projects and supported by developing a knowledge of the industry and career routes. In Year One you will study the Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 3 AS Levels) and in Year Two you will complete your studies in the Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels). There are no external exams within this qualification.
You will begin your journey with our theatre company by developing your performance skills culminating in a live performance to a public audience in October. You will develop acting, dancing and singing skills as you continue your journey working towards a Christmas pantomime performed to the general public and in matinee performances aimed at children recreating the industry standard of multiple performances each day. You will then explore crucial styles of performance in dance and theatre creating professional standard work for recording. You will conclude your first year in our theatre company by creating an original piece of contemporary performance and an adaptation of a classical text which reimagines the work for a modern audience. This work will be showcased in our end of year week-long Festival celebrating performing arts.
In Year One you will explore a range of specialisms (dance, drama, song) in order to broaden and develop your skills and understanding of the breadth of the industry. In Year Two you will work towards a chosen specialism to develop a solo showcase and marketing portfolio. You will then create your own theatre company and develop a piece of performance for inclusion in the end of year week-long Festival celebrating performing arts.
Throughout your studies you will explore the wider industry, employment opportunities, progression options, including specialist drama and dance schools. You will also have the opportunity to widen your skills working front of house and backstage on performances and events to further improve your experience.