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Performing Arts (BTEC Level 3 Certificate) at The Sixth Form College Colchester

Course description

This a one year course, after which successful students could then progress to the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts in their second year. The course integrates the three art forms of dance, drama and music and is particularly suitable for students who wish to progress to a career in the performing arts. It balances vocational and academic elements. The course will also interest students who are interested in developing skills and learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. 

Both courses work well alongside other AS/A levels, including other Performing Arts subjects. The certificate comprises two units: Investigating Practitioners' Work (externally assessed) and the second which is Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (internally assesed).

Students will be expected to perform regularly to audiences and complete written assignments and log books for formal assesssment. A commitment to performances and rehearsals within and outside of College hours is important, as is the requirement to see professional productions regularly and take part in workshops offered. 

Entry requirements

Students should show strong practical skills in at least two of the three performing arts forms of drama, dance and music and be prepared to develop skills in the third. At least grade C (or 4) in both English Language and English Literature at GCSE Level will be expected, and a BTEC Level 2 or GCSE grade C in a performing arts subject. If only one of the above English GCSEs is taken, the grade should be a B (or 5). Potential students will be expected to attend a worksjopaudition, held shortly ater an induction day. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Colchester directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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  • Start date: Next September