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Performing Arts Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

Take your first steps towards a career on stage as an actor, singer, dancer, comedian, DJ or behind the scenes as a choreographer, director, script writer with a dedicated Level 3 (A Level equivalent) performing arts course.

What makes studying performing arts at College a different experience? Firstly, our performance facilities include a live tv studio with vision mixer and drama studio, Craven College Radio Station and a large performance hall with state of the art lighting and sound system, sprung floor and audience seating for 100.

Secondly, you will take part in exciting theatre and live art projects which give you the opportunity to gain professional experience making and managing new performance work. The 2017 performance of Joseph was performed to capacity audiences at The Mart Theatre, Skipton.

Thirdly, Craven College tutors are all professional performance subject specialists in the performing arts industry and will help develop your skills in acting, singing, dance and technical theatre. They have strong links with regional theatres, television and film companies and organise visits from industry professionals and trips to theatre and performance venues. With specialist units in acting, musical theatre, devising, voice, dance and directing you will be able to expand your repertoire and depth of skills in a number of directions.

Finally, because we have a full range of arts courses, you will have the opportunity to work with students from media make-up, media, fashion and photography, giving you an all round insight into the performance industry.

Course content

  • Investigating practitioners’ work
  • Developing techniques for live performance
  • Group performance workshop
  • Performing arts in the community
  • Individual performance commission
  • Final live performance to an audience
  • Employment opportunities in the performing arts

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) or Performing Arts Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English & maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)
  • Audition


Written examination and practical examination

Financial information

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Future opportunities


Your choices may include:

  • Performing Arts HNC
  • Performing Arts Degree


Your choices may include:

  • Actor / Dancer / Singer
  • Choreographer
  • Comedian
  • Director
  • DJ
  • Script Writer

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Craven College directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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