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Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts (Musical Theatre) Level 3 at West Kent College

Course description

We offer three different pathways to students: Acting, Dance or Musical Theatre - to allow you to specialise and develop your skills in the area you love.

Our Acting pathway looks at devised and scripted work, classical and contemporary performance, audition skills and developing voice and movement.

Our Dance pathway looks at a range of dance techniques including contemporary, ballet and street. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop choreographic skills for a range of styles and venues.

Our Musical Theatre pathway focuses on developing acting, singing and dance techniques in a range of performance styles. You will be encourage to devise your own performance work as well as present book musicals.

Class work will help you learn and develop new practical skills and explore progression opportunities. Practical work is underpinned with relevant research skills and you will be encouraged to evaluate your work reflectively. Alongside your performance work, you will study the history and theory of performance creation.

This course will encourage you to work to your strengths, share ideas and work professionally and collaboratively as an ensemble to participate in a range of public performances in the College theatre.

The course will culminate in a final major project where you will realise your performance skills.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths or a Level 2 First Diploma in a Performing Arts, with C/4 Grade GCSE in English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview and audition. You also need a positive recommendation or reference from your school/tutor.

Future opportunities

Further your skills on a degree course, at university or conservatoire, or on a higher apprenticeship.

Entry to the performing arts industry via a talent agency.

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: 01 November 2017
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

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      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.