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Performing Arts BTEC at Gildredge House

Course description

Course Overview:

There are eight units, of which six are mandatory and three are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (46%).

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 audience

Optional Units include:

  • Improvisation
  • Movement and Performance
  • Physical theatre techniques
  • Storytelling
  • Acting styles
  • Interpreting Classical Text for performance
  • Theatre Directing
  • Writing for Performance
  • Stand up Comedy technique



There will be a combination of written and performed assessments.


Why would this course suit me?

The Diploma is designed to be the substantive part of a 16–19 study programme for those who want a strong core of sector study.

It would suit you if you want to prepare practically for a career at any level within the Performing Arts, from acting to managing a theatre. This is a very hands-on course, and you would be expected to spend some time in local theatre and in industry to complete the modules.


How does this course link to other subjects?

This programme may include other BTEC Nationals or A Levels to support progression to higher education courses in Performing Arts areas before entering employment.

It also compliments other creative Art subjects; Drama, Art, Music, and Design Technology.

The research elements to this course may appeal to those who wish to study Social Science, Classical Studies and English subjects.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in Drama / Grade 4 in English

Future opportunities

Potential Career Opportunities:

  • Performing Arts Schools
  • Most University courses
  • Set building and design
  • Television and film (further studies required)
  • Broadcasting
  • Stage Performance
  • Directing of plays and films
  • Costume design
  • Puppet building
  • Stage management
  • Theatre lighting

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.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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