BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma Performing Arts at The Creative & Media Studio School at Netherhall Learning Campus
“New Specifications will be released for September 2018”
This course will widen your understanding about the world of Performing Arts, whilst developing your performing skills in our purpose-built performance spaces. You will study a variety of Performing Arts disciplines and new skills which will lead to a series of practical productions in the drama studio and at external venues.
Unit 1: Investigating practitioners work (Externally Assessed)
Unit 2: Developing skills and techniques for live Performance (Internally assessed/externally moderated)
Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop (Externally set and assessed)
Unit 4: Performing Arts in the community (Internally assessed/externally moderated)
Unit 5: Individual Performance commission (Externally set and assessed)
Unit 6: Final Liver performance (Internally assessed/externally moderated)
Unit 7 : Employment opportunities in Performing Arts (Externally set and marked)
Unit 19: Acting styles (Internally assessed/externally moderated)
Unit 21: Improvisation (Internally assessed/externally moderated)
Unit 15: Theatre Directing (Internally set and externally moderated)
Unit 18: Interpreting Classical text (Internally set and externally moderated)
Unit 20: Developing voice for Performance (Internally set and externally moderated)
Unit 25: Site Specific Performance (Internally set and externally moderated)
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Performing Arts should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to prepare a performance along with a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
The qualification consists of a combination of practical and theory based assignments. These will be assessed through a mixture of Edexcel-set assignments/exams and internally assessed units. You will also take part in three productions each year including performances in the community which supports one of the mandatory units. The learning structure is a mixture of tutor led activities and independent research.
- Under 19 at the start of the academic year you want a bursary for
- Studying at a School or College, or an unpaid training course
- You’re in, or recently have left, Local Authority case
- You get Income Support of Universal Credit in your name
- You’re disabled and get both Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and either Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP in your name.
- Bus passes to and from College, where the distance travelled justifies this
- Specialist course equipment
- Costs incurred for placements and business engagement opportunities
- Transports and fees for course events/trips/university visits
- Transports and fees for enrichment events offered, or arranged, by the Studio School which could benefit the student’s progression routes
- Are under 19 years at the start of the year the bursary is needed for
- Have at least 90 % attendance
- Are meeting expectations for good behaviour and progress
- Are in receipt of Free School Meals
- Meet the above eligibility criteria
- Complete the application form answering all the questions in full – don’t forget to sign it
- Attach the evidence as indicated on the application form (original evidence is required which will be photocopied and returned to you)
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:Performing Arts or a related subject at University / Actors, Dancers & Singers / Directors / Animators / Producer / Production Manager / Stage Manager / Set Designer / Wardrobe Designer / Lighting Design / Sound Engineer / Theatre Manager / Funding Officer / Box Office Staff to name but a few.
Please note: Whilst the C&MSS will do all we can to accommodate your course preferences, we have to ensure the course numbers are viable. Should a course not run due to low numbers in this option, we will inform you at the earliest opportunity. This is usually before the end of your GCSES so you have plenty time to reconsider your options.
Results for 2017
44% achieved D-D* grades
100% pass rate
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.