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Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate at Hull College Group

Course description

This is a new and exciting Level 2 course. The fresh units represent the performing arts industry as it is today.

You will be given the opportunity to take either an acting route or dance, although some of the un its will cross over.

You will learn all you need to know about the world of performing arts from singing, devising your own work, using multimedia in performances, different dance and acting styles and many more innovative units/assignments.

This course will prepare you for the next level of your study/career, with a unit focusing on auditioning.

You will get the chance to perform to an audience up to 6 times throughout the year with two of the performances open to the public.

Course content

  • Acting/Dance styles and techniques
  • Preparing for the next step in your career
  • Understanding the performing arts industry
  • Performing in front of an audience
  • Growing into a performer.

Entry requirements

4 GSCEs at D or above or equivalent, a D in English essential.

Financial information

Advice on materials costs will be provided at interview.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts, Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre.

Further information

All students will partake in all of the elements of the Study Programmewhich include:

  • Vocational Studies
  • English and Maths
  • Additional learning goals 
  • Individual learner reviews
  • Work experience
  • Directed Personal Study

Additional vocational work will be set for students to work on in studio’s as Directed Personal study, outside of the above timetabled sessions. Hours per week for this Study programme are between 16hrs and 30hrs.

Each student has an Individual Study programme package dependant on previous qualification achievements. 

Dependant on previous qualifications, Maths and English are mandatory requirements for all students who have not achieved Grade C or above in GCSE. Additional learning goals will be studied dependant on individual students previous English and Maths achievements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hull College Group directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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    • Whether you are cooking within a working restaurant, assisting models at a fashion show, providing beauty treatments to the public, caring for children in a play group or acting in front of a live audience, you’ll be guaranteed an enjoyable and valuable college experience.

      We want you to enjoy your time at Hull College and to help you make the most of your study time and free time too. Students are able to take part in a wide range of social and recreational activities for our students to participate in when they are not studying, as well as discounts, competitions and give-aways. The College is also fortunate to have an active Student Union which hosts an annual ‘Freshers’ Fair’ for students at the beginning of the Autumn term and organises social events throughout the year.

      Hull College students benefit from some of the best facilities in the country – and that’s official! Our most recent Ofsted report stated that the College has “outstanding specialist facilities”.