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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Subsidiary Diploma at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Our Performing Arts programmes are practical and performance based. You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the performance industry or progress on to further study. We offer two specialist pathways that can be studied separately as either a Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma in Performing Arts: Dance or a Performing Arts Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma: Acting. Alternatively both subsidiaries can be combined to create a Diploma in Performing Arts.

Course content

During the first year you will join like-minded creative students in practical workshops exploring core performance skills including:

  • Acting techniques
  • Dance techniques
  • Movement and choreographic principles
  • Specific styles of performance such as musical theatre, physical theatre and site-specific performance
  • Rehearsing for performance
  • Performing to an audience
  • Dance performance
  • Principles of acting
  • Special subject investigation
  • Classical theatre performance
  • Contact improvisation.

The second year builds on the first with a more in depth exploration of either acting or dance (depending on your chosen pathway) units include:

  • Approaches to directing theatre or dance appreciation
  • Contemporary dance technique or audition for actors
  • Classical theatre/Street theatre
  • Contemporary dance technique and choreography.
  • Performing arts business – you will learn how to set-up and run arts and community projects, get funding and manage your own arts practice.

Entry requirements

Four A*-Cs at GCSE or a Merit in a full Level 2 BTEC Diploma. If you want to add an A Level with your BTEC, you will need to meet the entry criteria for four A Levels.

Future opportunities

On completion of BTEC Performing Arts students will have a variety of university courses available to them. These may specialise in performance or be combined with a large variety of subjects, from business to childhood studies, from English to psychology, events management to film studies. All University courses accept BTEC Performing Arts as a relevant course for a degree in Dance and some combined Honours degrees would require a combination of BTEC subjects (depending on the combination). Routes from university include choreographer, performer, teacher, film maker, dance artist, theatre actor, stand-up comic, community dance artist, dance practitioner, starting up a dance/theatre company, dance movement therapists, events managers. Performing Arts Colleges.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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