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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

The course consists mainly of practical assignments that will eventually lead to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts. It is broadly equivalent to two A levels and is valued by most universities and employers alike. It is delivered at HGSS as an extension to the Subsidiary Diploma.

The opportunities, activities and projects suggested in the subsidiary diploma will be offered. However, since the Diploma is worth 2 A levels, students will have a total of 16 hours of learning per fortnight. These additional hours will allow students to complete tasks and activities in the units suggested below.

Course content

Learning takes place by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You focus on a particular subject area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.

This course consists of three mandatory units: Performance workshop, Performing to an audience and Performing Arts business. You will then chose six other units such as:
- Rehearsing for performance
- Devising plays
- Theatre in education
- Musical theatre
- Theatre performance
- Performing with masks
- Contemporary Theatre performance
- Film and TV Acting
- Urban Dance
- Developing contemporary dance technique
- Dance performance
- Choreography dance

Future opportunities

You may go on to study at higher vocational or degree level. This qualification can also lead to a career in any of the performing arts avenues such as Theatre, Entertainment, Performance Support, Workshop Leadership and Support or Public Relations.

If you decide to go to university or college, and you have other qualifications, you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National including: Drama, Theatre Studies, Communication, Media and English.

Further education and employment opportunities:

Theatre, Entertainment, Performance Support, Workshop Leadership and Support, Public Relations, sales, media, teaching.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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