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Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate at Exeter College

Course description

The aim of this course is to develop your knowledge of a variance of acting styles and support your development of stage craft. In your first year you will study the Certificate progressing to the Subsidiary Diploma in your second year.

On this course you will develop a general understanding and experience of a variety of performance styles. Through practical exploration of dramatic style, you will study a wide range of genres and conduct live performance analysis. You will work individually and in groups to generate performance material and  perform both individually and as part of a team.

You will be expected to work outside class time on  your assignments and attendance/participation at live performances and workshops is also compulsory. You will explore a diverse range of practical, research and academic units.

Course content

Course Content - Certificate - The Certificate course introduces learners to various forms of theatrical exploration. Learners study performance  skills on stage and screen, the  use of physicality and voice as well as Improvisation  skills. The combination of courses will make up the amount needed for learners to achieve the criteria needed for a Certificate by the end of year one. The course is based around skills building and developing an actor's toolbox for drama school, university or professional work.

Course Content - Subsidiary Diploma - The Subsidiary Diploma course builds on the skills which you have developed within the first year and will challenge you even further as an actor. Particular emphasis will be placed on your individual performance skills and group work and the acceptance of criticism and direction will once again be key. Learners will select and perform contrasting audition material for assessment as well as work towards a tutor facilitated performance of a theatrical piece.

Entry requirements

You need at least five GCSEs at grade C  or above (including English), plus an interest in the subject or some previous experience would be useful.

Future opportunities

Initially, in your second year, you can progress to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting). The progression routes are similar to A Levels in these subjects. You can go onto art vocational colleges, higher education courses including theFoundation Degrees at Exeter College, specialist training or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Exeter College directly.

Last updated date: 15 February 2016
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