Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Hornsea School and Language College
Performing arts are a major part of the creative and cultural industries in the UK and contributes £3.5 billion to the UK economy. The UK's creative industries have been identified as a strategic growth sector by the government. This course enables you to develop knowledge of the processes involved in creating performances, performing skills and the different types of organisations and employment opportuni-ties in the performing arts sector.
The qualification provides opportunity to study Acting, Dance and Musical theatre. The course is heavily practically based and you will benefit from a variety of theatre trips and extra-curricular performances.
- Unit 1: Investigate Practitioners Work
Learners investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical anal-ysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes.
- Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop
Learners explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a perfor-mance in response to a given stimulus.
- Unit 5: Individual Performance Commission
Learners understand the nature and purpose of commission work, responding individually to a specific commission brief by applying their performance skills.
- Unit 2: Developing Skills & Techniques for Live Performance
Learners explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing and demonstrating skills and techniques in at least two performance styles within a selected discipline.
- Unit 4: Performing Arts in the Community
Learners develop their knowledge and understanding of performing in the community, applying specialist skills and techniques to a community performance project.
- Unit 6: Live Performance to an Audience
This unit covers the practical exploration and application of specialist skills and techniques through the development and rehearsal of a final live performance to an audience.
- Dance technique
- Healthy dancer
- Theatre directing
- Writing for performance
- Acting styles
- Singing techniques for performers
- Physical theatre techniques
- Variety performance
5 A*-C GCSEs. GCSE drama or dance is desirable but it is not essential if you have an ability to perform and have experience of extra-curricular performance activities
- Units 1, 3 & 5 are assessed externally
- All other units are assessed internally.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsea School and Language College directly.