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Creative Arts Diploma Level 1 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Creative Arts Level 1 programme is a broad course designed for those who are interested in performing and visual arts. The course will enable you to gain confidence and familiarity with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to engage successfully with production arts activities. You will develop a repertoire of core skills through working on integrated projects with opportunities to design posters, props and costumes in addition to developing your personal strengths in music, media and/or production arts.

As well as contemporary practice, you will develop an understanding
 of contextual research used 
in art, design and media activities and the wider Creative Arts.

The course also provides a great opportunity to gain pre-employment training in the creative and cultural industries and is supplemented by a quality work shadowing experience. You will also undertake a recognised Arts Award at Level 2 alongside your main qualification.

The course will enable you to make informed choices with regard to a career in the Creative Arts sector. You will study English and maths as part of the course and have a range of opportunities to prepare for future employment through work shadowing.

Course content

The course is made up of a number of smaller qualifications;

  • Introduction to Performance and Production
  • Introduction to Research for Performance and Production
  • Introduction to Communicating with an Audience
  • Production Development
  • Performance Development
  • Apply Performance and Production
  • Silver Arts Award

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs (grades D-G) and an interview.

Future opportunities

There are a wide range of possible careers within the creative arts industries, from work within film, television or theatre production, advertising, publishing and web design, lighting or sound operation, venue management, equipment hire, retail and marketing, as well as jobs such as Stage Manager or Set Designer, Costumer Designer or Maker, Prop Designer or Maker, to Freelance Photographer.

Successful students are eligible to apply and progress to level 2 courses in Music, Performing Arts, Art and Design, and Creative Media Production. From there they may go on to Level 3 courses in Music, Music Technology, Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance, Technical Theatre, Creative Media Production or a Creative Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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