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BTEC in Performing Arts Level 3 Certificate at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

Are you aiming for a career within the world of theatre/ music/ dance or a related field?

The BTEC course in Performing Arts is an exciting, specialist qualification with an industry focus. It will enable you to develop the necessary skills to progress to a specialist performing arts college or university course and ultimately a career in the performing arts industry. The course also allows you to develop a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers.

This new course is equivalent to 1 AS Level qualification. By studying a BTEC National; learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.

Course content

Mandatory unit 7: Performing to an Audience In this unit you will gain a real taste of life in the industry by performing in a full theatrical production. You will be involved in auditioning, developing your role through rehearsals and preparing to perform in a short run of performances to a public audience. You will draw on all the skills you have gained on the course to perform in a high quality production as company of performers.

This will provide you with excellent experience for your future career.

There will be a further two units specified and chosen by the Performing Arts staff which could include: Drama Improvisation, Script Writing, Devising plays, Applying Physical Theatre, Dance Performance, Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers, Film and TV Acting, Singing Techniques and Performance, Developing Physical Theatre, Principles of Acting

Entry requirements



Out of school involvement.

All units are internally assessed. Assessment methods include performances, log books, observations, presentations, video analysis.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year