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Performing Arts (Acting): BTEC Extended Certificate at New College Pontefract

Course description

Performing Arts (Acting) is a dynamic and practical course that prepares students for the world of acting and beyond. The programme of study allows students to understand the principles of acting and how to use them within a performance environment. This is a very practical course that involves a lot of acting and supporting coursework. There are no written examinations.

Course content

Principles of Acting, Devising Theatre, Applying Acting Styles, Performing to an Audience, Contemporary Theatre Performance, Auditions for Actors.

During the course students will study many different dramatic This programme is designed for those interested in continuing their study of performing arts in higher education or want to become an actor.

 

· Tutorial-type teaching

· Practical work, in small groups or individually

· Master classes

· Workshops

· Performances

 

Entry requirements

Level 4 in English Language

Assessment

Assessment is through performance and written coursework. In addition to your teacher, the college will be allocated an external verifier who will assess your work.

During performance units, students will be required to rehearse in groups outside lesson time.

One of the studied units will be externally verified.

 

Financial information

Assessment is through performance and written coursework. In addition to your teacher, the College will be allocated an external verifier who will assess your work. During performance units, students will be required to rehearse in groups outside lesson time.

Future opportunities

Performing Arts students can go on to do a variety of things.  Some go on to study Performing Arts at specialist schools, colleges and universities. Many go into the Performing Arts Industry.  Others have gone on to a whole host of other courses, ranging from Psychology to IT, to English to Art/Fashion, to Mathematics.

Further information

What skills do I need?

· Good acting ability, movement skills and communication skills

· A good standard of English

· The ability to work collaboratively

· The ability to lead when necessary

· The ability to work hard under pressure

 

How much private study should I expect to do?
BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts - Acting requires two/three hours per week of additional study, but much of this is taken up with rehearsing.
What materials will I need to purchase?
You will be expected to attend the theatre visits and there is the opportunity to go on a residential trip abroad and to London.

 

What is the exam board?
Edexcel

This subject is for you if…
you want to enter the performing arts industry or be a professional actor or performer.


This subject is not for you if…
you don’t like performing and have no interest in following this career path.

 

“Absolutely fantastic. This has helped me develop as  an actor and improved my confidence”

Sam Atkinson, Horbury School

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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