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GCSE Performing Arts at Ruskin - The Priory Academy

Course description

Course Description

The study of the Performing Arts contributes to students' creative and social development and as performers; students develop their confidence and self-esteem. The Performing Arts course actively engages students in the processes of performing arts to develop as effective and independent learners, allowing them to develop their specific skills and interests. The course provides a real and engaging application of students' knowledge, skills and understanding of performing arts in a work-related context through putting on productions and presentations.

The following skills are available:

  1. Acting
  2. Singing
  3. Dance
  4. Music
  5. Music technology
  6. DJ'ing
  7. Lighting
  8. Sound
  9. Set designer
  10. Costume designer
  11. Properties
  12. Masks
  13. Puppets
  14. Make-up
  15. Stage management
  16. Front of house
  17. Marketing and publicity


Special Features

Performing Arts is an opportunity for students to develop artistic creativity through their enthusiasm for performing. Students work on practical assignments that are modelled on the performing arts industry, working both individually and in groups.

Future opportunities

Why study Performing Arts?

The Performing Arts course provides a solid foundation for progression in performing arts, theatre studies and generic subjects including dance, drama and music. It provides a foundation for design work in set, costume and props and technical elements as in lighting and sound. It also introduces a wide range of personal and organisational skills for the work place.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ruskin - The Priory Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years