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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

If you like acting and want to develop communication skills, then this may be the course for you.

BTEC qualifications have laid the foundations for student success for over twenty five years. They are high quality vocational qualifications that blend the needs of the classroom with those of the working world giving students a greater choice for their future.

A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is a practical work related course studied over two years. You will form a Theatre Group and complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge. Examples of activities are: performing within local primary schools in the community, participating in Trestle Workshops, Theatre visits, Pineapple Dance Trip visits.

As a Theatre group you will have the opportunity to perform on a termly basis to a variety of audiences. You will gain experience in film making, sound editing, programme design and advertising.

It is broadly equivalent to one A level and is valued by employers and most universities. This means when you have finished the course you can use it alongside other qualifications to go into higher education or, indeed, to secure a job.

Course content

You have one mandatory unit:
Performing to an audience

You also choose four optional units from a wide list. For example:

  •  Devising Plays
  •  Theatre for Children
  •  Musical Theatre Performance
  •  Performing with Masks
  •  Principle of Acting
  •  Acting Auditions
  •  Applying Acting Styles
  •  Dance Performance
  •  Choreographing Dance
  •  Developing Contemporary Dance Techniques
  •  Jazz Dance
  •  Tap Dance amongst others.

Future opportunities

Theatre, Entertainment, Performance Support, Workshop Leadership and Support, Public Relations.

If you decide to go to university or college, and you have other qualifications, you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National including: Drama, Theatre Studies, Communication, Media and English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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