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Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts at Buckinghamshire UTC

Course description

This is the first year of the BTEC Subsidiary diploma in Performing Arts. This course is designed to provide practical experience in a range of performance forms such as contemporary acting, musical theatre, plays, script writing, physical theatre, performing with masks, mime and directing. Meanwhile regular workshops, from external companies such as Frantic Assembly, will help to develop your movement skills.

What Will I Learn

The programme itself runs as a production company, working through a series of performances throughout the year. Within these, you will study rehearsal techniques, learn about the theatre business and explore approaches to classical and contemporary performance. You will be taught by experienced staff with excellent academic and professional qualifications in specialised performing facilities. If you are a keen performer of drama and interested in a career in the performing arts, this course will enable you to develop your interest.

Example Modules

  • Classical Acting
  • Acting for Film and TV
  • Physical Theatre
  • Improvisation
  • Drama
  • Performing Arts Business

Entry requirements

Previous experience in Drama or Dance is required. A grade C in GCSE English and Maths is desirable. If not achieve, there will be a requirement to study and re-sit these qualifications at college as part of your course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Buckinghamshire UTC directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 36 weeks