Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at Franklin College
Year 1 In your first year, you will develop skills in creating performance work using dance, drama and music. The main focus is on how to devise original material, improve performance skills and then put on shows, tour schools or perform locally. You will also learn about the professional performance world. All students will take Performing to the Audience as a core unit and will have the opportunity to study some of the following areas; theatre in education/theatre for children, singing skills for actors and dancers, principles of acting and developing physical theatre. Year 2 In the second year, the course combines both practical assignments and the study of a variety of performing arts disciplines, leading to a series of production projects. You will be encouraged to learn a range of performance skills and techniques and you will be involved in all aspects of production from backstage to front-of-house. The performing arts industry is highly competitive so it is essential that you possess and develop a mature and responsible attitude towards your studies.
Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language. Enthusiasm for dance, drama and music and the ability to be creative is important for success on this course.
Performing Arts can help students move on to a range of roles within the theatre industry. Past students have gone on to vocational courses, degree courses and some students have auditioned for professional shows. With the confidence to perform and the ability to be creative, performing arts students will have the skills to gain jobs in many artistic fields.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.