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Performing Arts BTEC First Diploma at Walsall College

Course description

Acting is a unique profession that allows you to explore diverse characters and stories and introducing you to ideas, situations and people that can help you develop a richer understanding of the world.

By helping you develop your skills, confidence and working knowledge of performing arts, this course prepares you for employment across a range of industries.

The course consists of a number of units, covering topics such as:

  • Devising plays
  • The development of drama
  • Acting skills and techniques
  • Musical theatre performance

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades D to G (including a curriculum-related subject). Or successful completion of Level 1 related qualification.


Each unit is composed of a number of formative tasks, and will be assessed by project assignments.

Future opportunities

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma Performing Arts - Acting
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma Performing Arts - Dance

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walsall College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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    • The £64m Wisemore Campus, which opened its doors in September 2009, includes fully-fitted areas for the study of business, creative arts, health, public services and computing. There is also a performance area, motor vehicle workshops, a hair and beauty training salon, a gym, a nursery and a restaurant.