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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Beechwood School

Course description

This course focuses on the development of Performing Arts skills and combines acting, voice skills and movement. The course gives you the skills and all-round experience to be an adaptable and multi-skilled performer. As well as drama, movement, technical and physical theatre, you will study the performing arts business and learn how to market yourself within the industry. The course is designed to support students to develop a range of skills through practical and theoretical sessions, including written assignments, personal portfolios, and reflective journals. There are frequent trips to see productions. Students reflect upon their own practice and that of others in order to understand the process of making productions for theatre.

The course is designed to be adaptable to your interests, abilities and aspirations: it consists of two compulsory core units plus a choice from a range of specialist units. The specific focus of the course varies and can include Musical Theatre, Performance, Drama Improvisation or ‘Clowning

Course content

Diploma programme of study

Mandatory units

  • Investigating practitioners ‘work
  • Developing skills and techniques for live performance
  • Group performance workshop
  • Performing Arts in the community
  • Individual performance commission
  • Final live performance to an audience
  • Unit assessed externally

Optional units

  • Physical Theatre techniques
  • Movement in performance

Extended Certificate programme of study

Mandatory units

  • Investigating practitioners ‘work
  • Developing skills and techniques for live performance
  • Group performance workshop

Optional units

  • Physical theatre techniques

Future opportunities

This qualification has the equivalence of one GCE A Level. It is possible for you to progress further into higher education, as successful BTEC National qualifications give UCAS points for university applications.

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment. If successful there are a wide variety of prospective careers that you can explore, for example: Actor/Actress, Stagehand or Entertainer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beechwood School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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