Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Extended Certificate at William Howard School
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.
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
To be negotiated
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Howard School directly.