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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the Performing Arts, is practically minded and sees themselves on the stage as a dancer, an actor or both. Also if you enjoy backstage work or stage management this could be the course for you.

Course content

You will study a variety of modules in both dance and drama. Although this course is predominantly practical, it will involve some written work looking at the performing arts business or the history of dance and drama. In addition you will have the opportunity to be involved in a dance show, a production and workshops/performances outside college.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English

You will also need to successfully pass an audition audition.


Continual internal assessment of assignments, performances and a major project.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Higher Education in dance and/or drama, stage management and set design, working in theatres, rep work, red coats and more.

Further information

You may also take part in schools tours, theatre trips, professional companies, teaching workshops, working with the local council on issue based work such as road safety, drink driving etc. and performing at rugby matches as pre-match entertainment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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