BTEC Production Arts Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Downs School
We are now offering students the opportunity to study a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 in Production Arts– equivalent to an A Level qualification. The course requires the student to pick a pathway in Production Arts which could be Stage Management, Theatre Technology, Make-Up, Costume or Set Design and Construction. Students will then study a diverse range of units across the two years.
This course provides enrichment and extension – allowing students to excel in their preferred area of study as well as providing a vocational and practical approach to their studies. Work Experience placements at local theatres for short periods can also be negotiated. This course is an excellent follow on from Drama, Production and Dance BTEC and/or GCSE at KS4. Students currently studying a Design subject at GCSE or Art at GCSE/BTEC would also find this a beneficial course of study.
The BTEC is a practical course; written work is expected in the form of research projects and evaluations. Students will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for practical/technical work including workshops. Students will also be expected to rehearse in their own time, take part in evening performances and attend theatre trips. After studying the core units, it will be possible to specialise in all aspects of theatrical production.
The course is continually assessed; there is a proportion of practical technical work or practical production work, which is filmed, documented and /or performed to live audiences at the end of certain units. Although there is no final examination paper students should expect to complete in-depth written work and assignments based on research into production areas and plays studied. Students must be prepared to keep a log of all Production lessons to help them complete written assignments.
Units Studied: (3 Units during Year 12 and 3 units during Year 13)
4 GCSE‟s at GRADE C or above plus a genuine interest/enthusiasm in design or production and commitment to these subjects. The ability to meet deadlines, be a reliable group member and attend rehearsals/performances in your own time is essential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Downs School directly.