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BTEC National Extended Diploma L3 in Performing Arts at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

Students taking this course will gain experience and knowledge of Dance and Drama and have the opportunity to develop skills in singing, a variety of dance styles, music performance and technology, acting and movement as well as production skills in sound, lighting, and video.

You will take part in productions which involve: Music, drama and dance and which may take place within IC6 or in theatres and arts venues around Islington. You will have the opportunity to take workshop sessions with a range of professionals including: - Theatre companies, directors, writers, administrators and technical staff. Students will also complete a block of work experience at a venue or with a company in the performance area that interests you.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSE Grade C including English and Mathematics and/or equivalent BTEC First Certificate/Diploma in a relevant area relevant experience at a Merit grade. A high level of interest and ability is needed. An interview and audition also required.


Course work and practical assessment throughout the two years.

Future opportunities

The Diploma can provide a basis for progression to higher education and further arts related qualifications or employment in such areas as, technical theatre work, community arts, studio work, arts administration and performance.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
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