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Acting Level 2 Diploma at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

The Creative industries is one of the UK’s most successful, whether you aim to be an actor, dancer, director or stage manager, this course prepares you for the next step towards your chosen career. We will support you to develop the creative, technical and organisational skills required to progress onto level 3 study in Performance, Dance or Production. Through workshops and performances, you will develop skills in voice, movement and characterisation. There will be opportunities throughout the year to perform extracts from plays. You will work towards creating your own pieces of devised theatre using a range of stimuli. Pieces will be performed for assessment.

Course content

You will explore how the performance industry works, including the job opportunities available. Practical advice and support will help you to develop a broad range of skills to enhance your progression within the industry, including the finance and marketing aspects of running a performance arts company. Students will study movement from different countries and cultures and will learn the process of choreographing their own pieces. They will also perform dance pieces in a range of different styles, including contemporary, jazz and street dance. This requires students to develop an understanding of the many areas of the performance industry. As a final project, students will rehearse and perform a piece of dance/drama for a public audience. The performance will bring together the skills developed on the course.

All Progression 2 pathways will include English and Maths up to Level 2. You will study either GCSE or Functional Skills to ensure that you achieve at Level 2 before progressing onto Level 3 courses.

Assessment

BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. They are effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the work place. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Assessments will be on line exams as well as performances and supporting written notes.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course along with either a GCSE Grade C or above in Maths or English will provide you with the entry requirements for Level 3 study. Many students go on to complete BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma’s in either Music, Music Technology or Production Arts.

Further information

Learners are encouraged to extend their musical listening and have access to a range of digital resources. We also encourage learners to attended performances at the college as part of our department calendar of events thought the year (many of which are free).

All Progression 2 pathways will include English and Maths up to Level 2. You will study either GCSE or Functional Skills to ensure that you achieve at Level 2 before progressing onto Level 3 courses.

Your personal tutor will work with you in order to support you to manage your workload and to plan your progression. Study center sessions are also available to help with coursework and study skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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