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Musical Theatre at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

The course is a fusion of Music, Dance and Drama and students will attend lessons in all three disciplines. They will learn the skills to develop and progress as a Musical Theatre performer.


Course content

Students will work practically towards performances, in addition to completing written assignments where they will evaluate their understanding of practitioners and theatrical styles. 

This course enables students to become independent learners, providing them with the work ethic and discipline to pursue a career within the performing arts.

Students will study four units, which cover investigating practitioners’ work, group performances and developing techniques and skills for live Musical Theatre performances.  Students will perform in our studio theatre benefitting from a full-time technician, lights and costumes, allowing them to experience performing musical theatre to a professional standard.

Students will also participate in workshops led by professionals within the industry, designed to equip them with the knowledge and expertise required to succeed as a performer.


Entry requirements

General entry minimum requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above (A*-C). Any students meeting the above criteria is eligible for this course.


GCSE Grade 4 or above in at least one Performing Arts subject and an APS of 4.25 or above is required. 

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for a career in Music, Entertainment, Performance Support and Musical Theatre Performance. Many students also progress into Higher Education to study Music Performance, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts.

Further information

Super-curricular Opportunties:

Students have the opportunity to watch live theatre productiosn in order to expand their knowledge of the performing arts disciplines.

Hillview students have access to unique opportunities ege workshops led by practitioners withing the industry.

A wide range of performance opportunities including workshops with Frantic Assembly, Dance Platform, and th annual school musical performed at the EM Forster Theatre.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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