The BTEC course in Performing Arts is an exciting, specialist qualification with an industry focus. It will enable you to develop the necessary skills to progress to a specialist performing arts college or university course and ultimately a career in the performing arts industry. The course also allows you to develop a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.
BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts (Certificate)
This new course is equivalent to 1 AS Level qualification. By studying a BTEC National you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills and apply them in real work contexts. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team to research, devise and rehearse performance material. You will develop strong communication skills as well as the ability to problem-solve and negotiate to achieve your goals.
Mandatory unit 7: Performing to an Audience
In this unit you will gain a real taste of life in the industry by performing in a full theatrical production. You will be involved in auditioning, developing your role through rehearsals and preparing to perform in a short run of performances to a public audience. You will draw on all the skills you have gained on the course to perform in a high quality production as company of performers. This will provide you with excellent experience for your future career
There will be a further two units specified and chosen by the Performing Arts staff which could include:
Drama Improvisation, script writing, devising plays, applying physical theatre, dance performance, singing skills for actors and dancers, film and TV acting, singing techniques and performance, developing physical theatre and principles of acting
At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths.
How is the course assessed?
All units are internally assessed. Assessment methods include performances, log books, observations, presentations and video analysis.