BTEC Performing Arts at Garth Hill College
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts is a 120-credit and 720-guidedlearning-hour (GLH) qualification that consists of three mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 120 credits. This is a qualification equivalent to 2 A Levels.
Introduction to Mandatory units:
- Performance Workshops
- Performing Arts Business
- Performing to an Audience
While there is an option of over 59 units to chose from, we offer a fill rounded course developing all Performance skills. The options we teach are:
- Auditions for Actors
- Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers
- Developing Movement skills
- Classical Theatre Performance
- Applying Acting Styles
- Theatre For Children
- Devising Plays
- Musical Theatre
- Rehearsal for Performance
This is not a restricted list and alternate options can be entered.
In keeping with the vocational style of the course, all units are taught in a vocational context. Over the two years, the course covers projects such as:
- Pantomime Fever
- Theatre through the ages
- Once Upon a Time…
- Business for Pleasure
- Musical Madness
Students should have attained a C grade for both GCSE English Literature and English Language.
It is not essential to have studied GCSE Drama or Level 2 BTEC Performing Arts. In any case students must have a keen interest in theatre, drama, or the Performing Arts.
- Interest in at least one of the Performing Arts
- Ability to work independently
- Commitment to the course and additional hours
You will be assessed through completing assignment work in each of the units, which will involve practical projects. There are no written examinations.
Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.
You can progress directly to employment as actors, singers and dancers or as technical support or arts administrators. This course is a recognised qualification for progression to Degree courses in Drama and Theatre, Performing Arts, Communications, Humanities.
Following on from this course, pupils have gone on to become:
- Musical Performer
- Drama/ Performing Arts Teacher
- Costume and make up designer
- Stage Manager
- Set designer
- Lighting or sound technician
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Garth Hill College directly.