Performing Arts: BTEC Extended Diploma at New College Pontefract
Performing arts is a dynamic and exciting course that prepares students for performance and beyond. The course allows students to create, understand and perform drama, dance and music in a challenging way. Throughout the course students will study many different performing arts genres including physical theatre, Film and TV acting, and musical theatre.
This uniquely delivered programme is designed for those interested in continuing their study of performing arts in higher education and those who want a career within the performing arts industry. This vocational course has a huge emphasis on practical work and students will be expected to be involved in many public performances and extra-curricular activities. students will relish the opportunity to develop their creativity and performance throughout the two years.
Core units will include:
Investigating practitioners work
Group performance workshop
Performing arts in the community
Individual performance commission
Final live performance to an audience
Additional units may include:
Variety performance Principles of acting
Applying acting styles
Developing physical theatre
Applying physical theatre
Movement in performance
Developing movement skills
Voice and the actor
Developing voice for the actor
Contemporary theatre performance
Musical theatre performance
Level 4 in English Language.
Assessment is through performance and written coursework. In addition to your teacher, the College will be allocated an external verifier who will assess your work. During performance units, students will be required to rehearse in groups outside lesson time.
Financial support can be provided to students of families who are on low income to help with extra costs of staying on in education. If you need any further information please visit our website or contact student services.
Performing Arts students can go on to do a variety of things. Some go on to study Performing Arts at specialist schools, colleges and universities. Many go into the Professional Performing Arts industry.
Others have gone on to a whole host of other courses, ranging from Psychology to IT, to English to Art/Fashion, to Mathematics.
What skills do I need?
- Good acting ability, movement skills and communication skills
- A good standard of English
- The ability to work collaboratively
- The ability to lead when necessary
- The ability to work hard under pressure
How will I be taught?
- Tutorial-type teaching
- Practical work in small groups or individually
- Master classes
As an approximate guideline the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma requires four to five hours of additional study each week.
What materials will I need to purchase?
You will be expected to attend theTheatre Visits and there is an opportunity to go on a residential trip abroad and to London.
BTEC Performing Arts is for you if: You want to enter the performing arts industry or be a professional actor/performer.
BTEC Performing Arts is not for you if: You don’t like performing and have no interest in following this career path.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.