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Performing Arts (BTEC) at St Columba's Catholic Boys' School

Course description

The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma is a 360 guided learning hour qualification comprising core and specialist units which cover aspects of knowledge, understanding and competency necessary for employment within the sector. As such the BTEC First Diploma offers a qualification which can extend a learner’s programme of study and provide vocational emphasis within their programme of study. Equally, the BTEC First Diploma offers a focused qualification for learners who wish to follow a programme of study that is directly related to their work experience, or to an aspect of employment that they wish to move into in due course. Key features of the BTEC Firsts in Performing Arts The BTEC Firsts in Performing Arts have been developed in the arts, media and publishing sector to focus on: • education and training for performing arts employees • providing opportunities for performing arts employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification • providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the performing arts sector or to progress to further and higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National in Performing Arts • providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life. Units (APART FROM CORE UNIT’S 4 OTHER UNITS WILL BE TAUGHT) Unit A1: Performing Arts Production Process 17 (CORE UNIT) Unit A2: The Performing Arts Business 25 (CORE UNIT) Unit B3: Understanding Dance 31 Unit B4: Performing Dance 37 Unit B5: Contemporary Dance 43 Unit B6: Jazz Dance 49 Unit C7: Understanding Drama 55 Unit C8: Performing Scripted Plays 61 Unit C9: Acting 67 Unit C10: Devising Plays 73 Unit C11: Musical Theatre 79 Unit D12: Design for Performance 85 Unit D13: Lighting Operations for Stage Performance 95 Unit D14: Sound Operations for Stage Performance 101 Unit D15: Crewing for Stage Performance 107 Unit D16: Set Construction 113 Unit D17: Wardrobe Management 119 Unit D18: Costume Construction 127 Unit D19: Mask Making 133 Unit D20: Makeup for Stage Performers 139 Unit E21: Understanding Music 143 Unit E22: Introducing DJ Technology 149 Unit E23: Working as a Musical Ensemble 157 Unit E24: Exploring Musical Composition 165 Unit E25: Exploring Computer Systems Used by Musicians 173 Unit E26: Exploring Musical Improvisation 181 Unit E27: Producing a Musical Recording 187 Unit E28: Solo Musical Performance 195 Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diplomas in Performing Arts The Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diplomas in Performing Arts consist of two units plus four specialist units that provide for a combined total of 360 guided learning hours (GLH) for the completed qualification. The pathways covered in this specification are: Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting) Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts (Production)

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Columba's Catholic Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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