Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma / Extended Diploma at Uxbridge College
This course is for those who wish to develop their skills as actors or dancers. When enrolling on the course learners will choose whether they want to study on the acting strand or the dance strand. On both strands learners will learn about the performing arts sector and will also provide learners with the qualifications to enter higher education or work in the industry.
Yr 1 course = 90 credits
Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)
Acting pathway - course units include:
- Acting techniques
- Vocal skills
- Theatre in education
- Script writing
- Drama improvisation
- Musical theatre
- Physical theatre.
Dance pathway - course units include:
- Contemporary dance techniques
- Classical ballet techniques
- Jazz dance
- Urban dance
- Physical theatre
- Musical theatre
- Dance performance.
Study on the course is achieved within guided learning hours at the campus. You will be given assignments by your tutors, which will clearly explain the evidence required to pass the units that you are studying. You will then work together with your tutors, and others in your group, in order to develop your skills to the highest level possible. All of your assignments will have a vocational context, which means that you are preparing for real-life situations in the industry.
You will also be expected to independently research, using a wide range of different sources.
5 GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above.
You will be invited to an audition and interview.
Your work will be assessed by your tutors, and you will be graded at pass, merit or distinction against the grading criteria that make up the units that you will be studying. You will be given vocational assignments by your tutors that will allow us to assess your work for particular units. In this way, you will be expected to produce the same high standard of work that will be expected of you in the industry that you are training to work in.
As well as your tutor assessment, student grades are also verified by other tutors within the department and by Edexcel, the awarding body.
Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting or Dance). After completing the Extended Diploma progress onto a higher education course.
Roles in the Performing Arts sector such a Performer for stage and screen, Dancer, Choreographer, Community Arts Practitioner, Arts Administrator, Childrenâs Entertainer and much more.
For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uxbridge College directly.