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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Extended Certificate at William Howard School

Course description

You should follow the course if you wish to develop:

  • Your own skills with an opportunity to specialise in performance or production support
  •  An understanding of all aspects of performing arts
  •  An insight into the nature of performing arts in employment opportunities, constraints and the issues facing professionals working within the sector

 

During the Certificate year you will:

Follow two mandatory units which focus on:

Practical skills and techniques in a range of performing arts disciplines, critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of practitioners work; gaining a taste and an appreciation of performing arts through knowledge and experience of the performance process.

You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes which will be valuable across all areas of future study.

 

During the Extended Certificate year you will:

Follow a further mandatory unit which will focus on: a group performance, where you will develop the essential psychomotor and affective skills essential for the performing arts.

You will develop physical techniques as well as wider transferable skills, such as being able to work collaboratively, personal management and organisation (rehearsals, time-management), being able to give and take direction, confidence in front of an audience, problem solving (refining the process) and teamwork.

Course content

Investigating Practitioners’ Work

How long: The set task will be completed in three hours within the three day assessment period

Creating the task: Six weeks prior to the supervised assessment period, learners will be provided with the set task booklet for a six week term time period in order to carry out investigation and critical analysis.

 

Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

How long: The final evidence will be completed in 5 hours under supervised conditions in a number of sessions arranged by the centre

Creating the task: Learners will be provided with the set task booklet in January in order to prepare for the development and completion of the group performance and their digital process log.

 

Group Performance Workshop

How long: The final evidence will be completed under supervised conditions lasting 2 hours 15 minutes

Creating the task: Learners will be provided with the set task booklet for a six week term time period in order to carry out research, planning, development and rehearsal for submission

 

Optional Unit

To be negotiated

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Howard School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2016
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