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Creative Arts (Music & Performance) Level 2 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you creative, hardworking and a natural performer? Do you dream of a career on the stage? Do you thrive under the spotlight? Look no further, because our Creative Arts - Music and Performance Pathway, Level 2, will put you in the spotlight. The course offers two pathways where you can focus on your singing, dancing and acting, or focus on developing your musical skills on your chosen instrument. As a performing artist you will work on your own and as part of a group to learn, create and perform a range of musical and theatrical shows. You will spend a lot of your time on stage, but there is more to this course than performing.
Some parts of the course are delivered as core subjects. You will learn all about the arts industry and the different job roles that exist within this sector. You will go behind the scenes, discover how a show is created, where the props come from, and how they are designed and built. You will think about the different ways that performing artists create a sense of drama on the stage and you will begin to study a range of musical and acting techniques and styles. Music students will develop their performance skills, music theory and composition and gain a foundation of knowledge with the music equipment to support live events. In addition to your practical training, you will also develop your ICT skills and produce written work and marketing material, such as posters and leaflets, to help advertise your shows.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GSCEs grade A-D including either maths, English Language or Level 1 Functional Skills

Assessment

You will be given written assignment briefs for each project. As well as telling you when the project has to be handed in, the brief will also give you a series of practical tasks that will guide you to produce the right work for the different units covered by the project. A course unit is a set of tasks, outcomes and assessment criteria based on a specific aspect of Art and Design. Each task is set against the assessment criteria of the unit(s) covered by the brief so you can see exactly what you have to do and how it will be graded - nothing is hidden!

Future opportunities

With your diploma you can choose to study a HNC in Performing Arts, followed by a university degree in drama, dance or theatrical performance. You can choose from a range of job roles in the creative and performing arts industries. Why not become a Choreographer and create new dance pieces? Or co-ordinate set, costume and sound design as a Production Manager? You could even choose to specialize in costume design, lighting production or dance therapy

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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    • Spires Theatre

      Always dreamed of being on stage? Look no further, our Performing Arts department boasts a professionally equipped theatre in St. Andrews' building with a state-of-the-art computerised lighting system, sound systems and multiple stages and seating positioning, giving you a platform to showcase your talent. As a Performing Arts student you will have the chance to participate in a variety of productions throughout the year. 

      The View

      Feeling peckish? The View is a place for you to grab a coffee, stop for a light snack or sit down for a full meal. It boasts a vast and ever-changing menu of freshly prepared snacks, meals, soups and cakes made by our Chefs and catering students. Looking out over the River Severn, The View is the place in college to meet friends over coffee, relax with a book over cake, or sit down for some enjoyable, wholesome, home-cooked food without any of the effort of cooking or preparing it yourself.

      Starbucks

      Make time for a milky latte and visit our Starbucks counter in The View. We have the only one in Worcester City Centre! So come sit back, warm up and relax with a cappuccino, or even grab a berry frappe to go!

      Nursery

      Our nurseries provide a happy, secure and stimulating place where learning through play is purposeful and fun! Our bright and spacious nurseries offer a wide range of flexible childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years old. The nurseries are recognised as 'outstanding' by Ofsted who also praised the training received by staff, and the atmosphere that the children enjoy.

      St Dunstan's

      St Dunstan's is a state-of-the-art building dedicated to our creative arts and hair and beauty provision in Worcester. Short-listed for the prestigious AJ Retrofit Awards, this modern building is home to our hair and beauty salon, art and design studios and coffee shop making it the perfect place for students to explore their creative side. Our hair and beauty salon, Fountains is open to members of the public.