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Performing Arts BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The one year Level 2 Extended Certificate is a fantastic introduction to a range of performing arts and employability skills – all while you improve you gain a valuable Level 2 qualification worth 4 GCSEs. It has been designed with both education and vocation in mind and as such will develop practical skills and understanding of the performing arts for your future career alongside enabling access to higher study.

This course is for those who wish to have a broad introduction to the performing arts. It is for students who are able to enjoy the discipline of group work as well as developing personal skills. Performing Arts students contribute to College life in a variety of ways and take part in high quality productions in all areas of theatre. You will take part in live performances and shows to enable you to determine which aspect of performing arts you wish to study at Level 3.

In addition to your main programme You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course content

Performing Arts Level 2 Units may include:

  • Individual Showcase
  • The Performing Arts Industry
  • Acting Skills
  • Dance Skills
  • Music Performing Skills
  • Performing Scripted Plays
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Supporting Performance (Front of House)

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (grades A*-E) including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an audition.

Future opportunities

The entertainment industry is one of the country’s major employers and opportunities for work extend much further than simply performing. A career in the performing arts might focus on education work (teaching), arts administration or management (arts centres or theatre companies).

Successful students could progress onto the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting,Dance, Screen Acting or Musical Theatre).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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