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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why choose Performing Arts
Performing Arts is ideal if you have an interest in acting, singing and dancing and want to develop your skills in each by putting on plays, shows and concerts. People choose to study Performing Arts for different reasons and there are many personal benefits to getting involved, whether it is as a prospective career or just because you enjoy it. If you prefer coursework and projects to examinations then this is another good reason for you to take this course - all assessment is through coursework! Results are excellent with most students achieving Distinction or Distinction* and choosing to specialise in acting or musical theatre.

The department is very active and as well as putting on several productions of its own each year, collaborates with Music and Art to offer additional performance opportunities for students.

What will I study?
The course is offered as 6-units (equivalent to one A Level), 9-units (equivalent to 1.5 A Levels) or 12-units (2 A Levels). It is a very practical course: you will focus on skills, techniques and the process of rehearsal and performance. You will also develop your skills in acting, dancing and singing as well as learn how to put on an event and advertise it.

What can I study it with?
Performing Arts combines well with most other courses but particularly so with Music, Music Technology, Art, Photography, Fashion & Textiles, English Literature, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing, Media Studies and Film & TV Production.

Career opportunities
The course provides a strong foundation for progression onto a range of performance-based courses at university such as drama/acting, popular music and theatre production and management. Careers include actor, choreographer, director, performer, stage manager, scenery and lighting designer, costume designer and teaching.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A*- C, including:

Grade C in English Language and Grade C in Mathematics. Previous performing experience is desirable but not essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darwen Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 February 2015
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  • Start date: Next September