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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

Sir John Deane’s enviable facilities including an incredible theatre complex and dance studio are at the heart of this exciting performance-based course. You’ll study in truly professional surroundings that will enhance your experience of this exciting subject and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to perform at venues across the county.

Course content

This course offers you a specialist qualification with an industry focus. It includes developing skills in drama, movement and singing as well as performance skills and working with a live audience. All your work is assessed through practical assignments – including workshops and rehearsals as well as performing.

You will get the opportunity to take part in the wealth of productions and performances that take place at Sir John Deane’s and other venues across Cheshire, whether a largescale musical production or more intimate performances.

You’ll also be encouraged to see as wide a range as possible of live theatre and performance events, through both organised sixth form trips and visits of your own.


There is some written coursework, but there are no written exams.

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Sir John Deane’s has a thriving performing arts department and we stage many high quality performances every year, including a large scale production and a number of more intimate nights of theatre, music and dance.

You can get involved both on stage and behind the scenes and recent productions have included Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Miss Saigon, and Cabaret.

Future opportunities

Your studies will enable you to develop the skills needed to progress to a specialist performing arts college or university course, and ultimately a career in the performing arts industry. This is an insightful, challenging, confidence building and creative subject that develops a wide variety of highly desirable and marketable skills, something that will be of immense value both further study and the world of work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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