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Performing Arts BTEC Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

If you feel you have what it take to pursue a career in the theatre or if you think you've got the raw talent in dance, vocals and acting but need expert training to improve your skills, then the Level 2 Diploma is a perfect qualification to get you started.

You will begin the course with a group of budding actors and singers and receive specialist training, industry know-how and personal tuition to hone your skills and bolster your talents, increasing your scope to go on to perform in local, regional and national theatres in a variety of roles.

Course content

During the course, you will study the following:

- Acting techniques
- Dance
- Musical Theatre
- Performance
- Business

You will have the opportunity to participate in at least three productions to a live audience. You will also benefit from regular visits from practitioners working in industry, trips and backstage tours.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the course are 2 GCSEs at grade D/3 or above, one of which must be English Language, a successful interview and audition.


You will be assessed on your practical work, both in sessions and in performance and through your written assignments and coursework

Future opportunities

If you are successful on the course you could progress on to a Level 3 qualification.

Further information

You will be need to provide all basic stationery including pens, pencils, paper, plastic wallets, folders plus any additional stationery which is required for your course.

You will be required to make a payment towards the costs of trips and visits to a variety of venues.

You will be required to provide suitable practical clothing to include black jazz pants, black jazz shoes.

Solihull College Performing Arts clothing is subject to availability and costs at time of ordering.

You will be required to buy a Solihull College Performing Arts uniform. This consists of a T Shirt and/or hoodie that can be worn in practical sessions and backstage during performances.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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