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Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma at The Spires College

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of practice within the Performing Arts. As such, the National Award offers a qualification which can extend the study and provide vocational emphasis for learners also following A Level courses in the Performing Arts.This course involves a large amount of practical activity, focusing on improving and extending learners skills. Students will be expected to take a full part in practical lessons. There are many opportunities to work independently, completing background reading, research or listening work. We expect that learners will word-process any written assignments and so successful learners will quickly take control of their time-management and independent learning to allow them to meet deadlines.Students should be prepared to dedicate extra time to rehearsals and take part in the Sixth Form Pantomime, as well as several other School Productions as part of their course. In this course you will study at least seven units, all related to aspects of the Performing Arts, which consists of one core unit, plus six other specialist units.Core Unit: Performing to an audienceSpecialist Units: Various aspects of Drama, Theatre Arts. Singing and DancePossible specialist units which may be covered are Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers, Musical Theatre, Drama Improvisation, Principles of Acting, Contemporary Theatre and Dance, Variety Performance, Theatre for Children, Performing to an Audience or Dance.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C to include Drama Music or Dance at level 2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Spires College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years