Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Reading College
Reading College’s BTEC is unlike any other in the country. You will join Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, which is a partnership with Reading’s professional theatre company: Reading Rep. If you are looking to get into drama school, work as a theatre professional, or go to university to study in the arts, then this is the course for you. You won’t be learning in a classroom, you will be working as a professional company of artists and staging numerous productions open to the public. You will be taught by leading industry experts, as well as highly qualified academic staff, to ensure that you receive a fully rounded experience and are prepared for life in the industry. This is much more than a qualification, this is an opportunity to train with a professional theatre company.
Students studying on this exciting programme will gain access to exciting performing arts facilities, skilled and industry experienced teaching staff, excellent routes of progression within Reading College for further performing arts courses and a full Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma. In addition you will be working towards GCSE in English and maths.
You will learn what it takes to work in the theatre industry. You will be working with professionals and treated as professionals. There are many careers in the performing arts; not just onstage but back stage too. In the morning you will learn to develop your voice and speech, your body and movement, to enhance your creativity and succeed in any avenue you choose to pursue. In the afternoon you will train with the professional company on various productions and workshops throughout the year, not just using our industry-standard facilities, but in the community too. You will see, experience and shadow theatre professionals at work. You might even get the chance to work with Reading Rep.
Four GCSEs grade D or above including English Language, or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma with a Merit profile and Functional Skills Level 2. All applicants will be interviewed and auditioned. A satisfactory reference is required.
You could progress to the Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diplomas.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.