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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at John Madejski Academy

Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science (Forensic Science) is a 60-credit and 360-guided The Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is an excellent course which will give students the foundations for pursuing a career in the many areas of the Performing Arts industry.
The Extended Diploma is the equivalent of three ‘A’ levels over 1080 guided learning hours. It will play to student’s individual talents as well as allowing them to really develop their performance skills to a high degree. The course consists of Seven Mandatory units which cover Performance, Business and Workshop delivery. You will then complete 6 other units from a wide range of options. These include (amongst others) Musical Theatre, Contemporary Dance, Script Writing and improvisation. It is envisaged that visiting professionals from the world of performing arts will run sessions and give practical advice and information from their specific fields.

Course content

Although a practical subject where you will need to perform in a variety of productions in front of many audiences, students will need to produce portfolios of evidence and complete a number of assignments throughout the course. They will also need to complete work via a variety of other media such as display work, video evidence and presentation. It will also be expected that the students take a very active role in Performing Arts across the academy and the wider community. The course should be seen as a vocation rather than a subject and it is an expectation that all students will commit to giving up their own free time for the course.

Future opportunities

This qualification could prepare you for careers and further educational qualifications such as:
Drama at University, Professional Training at Drama School,Advertising, Marketing and New Media, Film, Theatre, Television, Radio, Education, Community Arts, PR, Events Management.

The course also provides an excellent basis for continued personal development and confidence which are valuable skills for any employment pathway.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Madejski Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years