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Performing Arts BTEC Extended Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

The Level 3 extended diploma programme covers all aspects of theatre, from performance to developing skills in vocal, acting and dance techniques to a more detailed and in-depth level, building upon your skills and talents from the Level 2 qualification or previous theatre experience to stand you in good stead for employment in local and national stage productions.

Course content

During the course you will study the following:

- Acting techniques
- Movement
- Voice,
- Musical Theatre and singing
- Directing
- Performance

You will have the opportunity to participate in at least three productions to a live audience per academic year. You will also benefit from regular visits from practitioners working in industry, trips and backstage tours.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the course are 4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above, one of which must be English Language, a successful interview and audition.


You will be assessed on your practical work, both in sessions and in performance and through your written assignments and coursework.

Future opportunities

If you are successful on the course you could progress on to higher education courses in Performing Arts or related subjects or directly into industry.

Further information

You will be need to provide all basic stationery including pens, pencils, paper, plastic wallets, folders plus any additional stationery which is required for your course.

You will be required to make a payment towards the costs of trips and visits to a variety of venues.

You will be required to provide suitable practical clothing to include black jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Solihull College Performing arts clothing is subject to availability and costs at time of ordering.

You will be required to buy a Solihull College Performing Arts uniform. This consists of a T Shirt and/or hoodie that can be worn in practical sessions and backstage during performances.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2016
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