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Musical Theatre BTEC Foundation / Extended Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

Singing, dancing and acting have equal focus and you will have many opportunities to integrate these skills in performance. You will develop your practical skills, research skills and apply the knowledge you gain to produce truthful, creative and professional performances.

 

Course content

Singing, dancing and acting have equal focus and you will have many opportunities to integrate these skills in performance. You will develop your practical skills, research skills and apply the knowledge you gain to produce truthful, creative and professional performances.

Your determination and dedication will ensure you can leave the course equipped as a 'triple threat' performer. We will help you become the best you can be. Many of our students gain places at drama school.

Core units:
Year 1:
• Investigating practitioners' work
• Developing skills and techniques for live performance
• Group performance workshop
• Performing arts in the community.

Year 2:
• Employment opportunities in the performing arts
• Jazz dance technique
• Acting styles
• Singing techniques for performers
• Musical theatre techniques.

Optional units:
• Tap dance
• Classical ballet technique
• Developing voice for actor.

Entry requirements

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English). You will be asked to prepare for an audition: a musical theatre song, a drama monologue and take part in a dance session.

Assessment

You will work on a series of projects and you will produce a portfolio of evidence including both practical and written work. Some units will be externally assessed.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

You could progress onto a specialist musical theatre college or do either a Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre or a BA (Hons) in performing arts, acting, dance or musical theatre.

Career options: Actor, dancer, performer, arts administrator, teaching, stage management, community arts work.

 

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years.BTEC National Foundation Diploma – Equivalent to1.5 A LevelsBTEC National Extended Diploma – Equivalent to 3 A Levels
  • Course code: PPERCB00041
  • Web url: http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk

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