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Performing Arts:Acting (Drama) BTEC L3 Single Award (W) at Swale Sixth Form

Course description

It is important to note that Drama is not just studied by people wanting to be actors.  

The skills learnt in drama are transferable to many employment sectors.

To prepare you for work in the entertainment industry, on stage, in television or as a teacher, this course will provide a direct route into further training or your first job. The course provides a foundation of what is required in the performing industry.

Some of the skills gained by studying this course include creative thinking, team work, communication, imagination, organisation and leadership.

Course content

Potential Topics that will be studied

Students may cover topics on areas such as investigating practitioners' work, skills and techniques for live performances, devising, contemporary and classical theatre, acting skills, and improvisation. 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Students need to achieve 5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and maths.  A pass at BTEC performing arts or a C at GCSE drama is preferable, but not essential.

Equivalent experience outside school will also be considered. Students will also need to take part in an audition to gain a place on this course. 



On the Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including performances, written portfolios and an external exam. 

Further information

Progression and career opportunities

Many students will want to take up a degree level qualification at the end of this course to continue their training.  There are, however, many possibilities open to you, including youth work and production roles, writing, holiday entertainer in the UK or abroad and filming.


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: 18 June 2018
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