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Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma at Ormiston Rivers Academy

Course description

This qualification will suit any student who is interested in performing arts in any of the following disciplines:
- Dance
- Drama
- Singing
- Musical Theatre
- Lighting/Sound/Stage Design.

Each learner can choose which discipline they want to specialise and focus on.

Learners will take five units made up of four mandatory units and an optional unit. Everyone will study the following mandatory units:

- Prepare to work in the performing arts sector.
- Proposal for a commissioning brief.
- Influential performance practice.
- Combined arts.

These units will give learners an understanding of the performing arts in wider contexts, including the way the sector works, job roles and progression opportunities, how to build strategies for sustaining a freelance career, and how to plan and develop projects. Learners will study the work of performing arts practitioners and learn how to demonstrate practical ideas for performance. Learners will focus on the development of practical skills throughout the qualification.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 or above in English and C in a creative subject such as Art, Drama, Music or Media.


Units 1 to 3 are externally examined and assessed. All other units are internally assessed and externally moderated. This qualification is graded: Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Rivers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017

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