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Introduction to Performing Arts Diploma Level 1 at Canterbury College Not

Course description

This hands-on course in drama & dance is an introduction to the world of performing arts. It's perfect for anyone interested in a career on the stage or behind the scenes.

Course content

This one year course will begin to develop your skills in acting, dance, singing and musical theatre through a variety of tutor led workshops and projects. You will get the opportunity to perform a range of devised and scripted shows in the Lanfranc Theatre to students and invited audience members. You will also learn about the industry and explore job opportunities within the performing arts. The course is designed to be a professional representation of industry standards, it will help you to develop key personal skills such as communication, confidence and time management. As part of this course you will also be expected to study English and Maths.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grades 3 Es including English & maths as well as attendance at summer school.


You will be assessed on your performance skills and written work throughout the year. You will work towards units which include criteria such as body language, voice skills, professionalism and production skills. During the course you will be expected to critically reflect on your own practise and agree targets for development.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the study programme you will be encouraged to move onto a suitable level 2 qualification.

Further information

You will perform in a professional theatre built to indutsry standards. There are opportunities to attend theatre performances in the local area and the West End. You will also have the opportunity to plan and deliver a drama workshop to students across College. You will be expected to complete 30 hours of work experience.

Students will be required to study English and Maths as part of the course. Additional support needs are identified during enrolment and strategies put in place before the start of the academic year.


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: 12 October 2017
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