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Performing Arts (Performance) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Cheshire College

Course description

As a member of our theatre company you will be encouraged to develop and perform work that may include your own as well as published scripts. You will develop your skills and expand your range into the various disciplines of scriptwriting, directing, physical theatre, theatre for children, storytelling and variety performance. You will perform in our professional theatre Centre Stage. You may also have the opportunity to tour work to local schools. This is a course for committed students who want to pursue a career in Performing Arts. Students will develop their acting technique in a range of different styles and performance skills, as well as enhance creativity. As a performance company you will operate with realistically imposed artistic, business and financial constraints. It will help you gain an understanding of the nature of the industry and recognise the professional requirements needed to gain employment within the sector. You will gain an understanding of the jobs available and recognise how your skills might match a role within the sector. Operating as a performance company you will learn hands on. The skills required for the industry will be developed, before students progress onto their chosen field at drama school or university. Assessment is largely through practical work, you will also be required to produce written work, reviews, log books, presentations and evaluations.

Course content

On this course you will operate as performance company with realistically imposed artistic, business and financial constraints. It will help you gain an understanding of the nature of the industry and recognise the professional requirements needed to gain employment within the sector. 

You'll gain an understanding of the jobs available and recognise how your own skills might match a role within the sector. All students follow a programme of specialist units including singing, physical theatre and movement.

Entry requirements

For the Extended Diploma (2 years) you will need a minimum of: i) 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy), ii) or a Level 2 Diploma (Merit) + 3 GCSEs grade A*-C, iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate (Merit) + 4 GCSEs grade A*-C, plus at least a grade D in GCSE Maths (or L1 functional numeracy pass).

For the Subsidiary Diploma (1 year) you will need a minimum of: i) 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language/Literature (or L2 functional literacy), ii) or a Level 2 Diploma (Pass) + 2 GCSEs grade A*-C, iii) or a Level 2 Extended Certificate (Pass) + 3 GCSEs grade A*-C, plus at least a grade E in GCSE Maths. All applicants will be expected to perform an audition.

Future opportunities

On completion of a Level 3 Extended Diploma it is possible for students to progress onto Higher Education, to study Degree and Foundation Degree subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.