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Performing Arts BTEC L3 at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with the practical skills you need to stage a variety of performances and gain access to the performing arts industry. You will be working in our newly built and specifically designed theatre which has full technology including lighting and set design capabilities. Students also have access to our dance studio and music rooms which have iMac facilities to create and edit videos and music to aid your performances. Throughout your experience you will be given the opportunities to develop your skills in performing, completing behind the scenes tasks and preparation for auditions at the next stage of your journey into university or a career. All students are expected to be full-time students.

Course content

During your studies you will study a combinations of units that include performing for audiences, theatre for children, scriptwriting, dance performance, technical theatre, musical theatre and singing. You will prepare scripts and set and lighting design for at least one external performance a term and work with our local feeder primary schools to show your productions. You will develop your writing and analytical skills, making regular use of self and peer evaluation to improve your performances for audiences.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. There are no specific entry criteria for this qualification, although possessing a GCSE in a drama or performing arts qualification will be advantageous.


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via practical performances and written assignments.

Future opportunities

Your successes in this subject can lead to degree courses at university or drama school in any performance discipline, technical theatre or events management. You will have the confidence and skills for many jobs beyond the performance industry such as marketing, management, human resources and public relations. There is a wide range of higher level apprenticeships available in the profession that will further develop your skills.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the performing arts department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA works with our feeder primary schools to offer use of our performing arts facilities, which you could assist in planning and leading. OPA6 will assist you in arranging for a work placement position within local businesses.

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 2015
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