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Performing Arts at Oldham College

Course description

You will be able to study the following qualifications in this subject:

Music, Performing and Production Arts - Level 1 Full Time (1 year)

Performing & Production Arts - Level 2 Full Time ( 1 year)

Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts - Level 3 (2 year)

Performing Arts has a proven track record for delivering high quality and innovative projects. Programmes of study cover Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre & Technical Theatre.

Whether you want to be in front of or behind the camera, on stage or backstage, we can provide you with professional, up-to-date training to help you on your way.

Our facilities are second to none, with our very own fully equipped Grange Theatre plus three specialist Dance, Drama and rehearsal studios.

You will perform and help produce plays and shows, all of which have received critical acclaim.

Level 3 Units Year 1:

Principles of Performance

Engaging with an Audience

Introduction to Professional Practice

Critical & Contextual Awareness

Production Skills & Practice

Performance Skills & Practice

Preparation for Specialist Study

Collaborative Performance Project  

Developing Performance & Production Skills

Preparing for Progression

Exploration of Specialist Study

Extended Project

Work Experience

It is very important that you develop your experience in your industry and that you complete a work placement. We can support you with this and have a team dedicated in contacting employers to work with you. We invite employers and organisations to come in to offer you opportunities to complete projects and tasks. We also have industry master classes and guest speakers from your industry specialism who will broaden your understanding of the career routes you may choose to progress to. Our work experience also takes place during our productions, and touring shows, live projects and festivals.

Course content

You will be able to study the following qualifications in this subject:

Music, Performing and Production Arts - Level 1 Full Time (1 year)

Performing & Production Arts - Level 2 Full Time ( 1 year)

Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts - Level 3 (2 year)

Performing Arts has a proven track record for delivering high quality and innovative projects. Programmes of study cover Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre & Technical Theatre.

Whether you want to be in front of or behind the camera, on stage or backstage, we can provide you with professional, up-to-date training to help you on your way.

Our facilities are second to none, with our very own fully equipped Grange Theatre plus three specialist Dance, Drama and rehearsal studios.

You will perform and help produce plays and shows, all of which have received critical acclaim.

Level 3 Units Year 1:

Principles of Performance

Engaging with an Audience

Introduction to Professional Practice

Critical & Contextual Awareness

Production Skills & Practice

Performance Skills & Practice

Preparation for Specialist Study

Collaborative Performance Project  

Developing Performance & Production Skills

Preparing for Progression

Exploration of Specialist Study

Extended Project

Work Experience

It is very important that you develop your experience in your industry and that you complete a work placement. We can support you with this and have a team dedicated in contacting employers to work with you. We invite employers and organisations to come in to offer you opportunities to complete projects and tasks. We also have industry master classes and guest speakers from your industry specialism who will broaden your understanding of the career routes you may choose to progress to. Our work experience also takes place during our productions, and touring shows, live projects and festivals.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

There are no qualifications required for these courses.

They are designed for students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND).

 

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of practical performance projects in our professional theatre, performing to a live audience in a real-life industry setting. You may also be involved in schools tour projects, where you will visit several local schools, perform your work and deliver high quality workshops to the school pupils.

You will also be assessed on your presentation of the practical work you have participated in. This may be presented in a format of your choice e.g written report, verbal presentation, website, blog, journal, scrap book etc. and will detail aspects of the work including research, context, planning and production, reflection and evaluation.

All units are graded Pass or Fail, until you reach your Final Major Project, which will be graded 'Pass, Merit, or Distinction'.

Your work will firstly be assessed by your tutor, an external moderator from UAL will then confirm the grades.

Financial information

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Future opportunities

A high majority of our students aim to progress onto their next course of study, either in higher education or conservatoire training. Many of our students have been successful in gaining places at Central School of Speech & Drama, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Ardern School of Theatre and Shockout Arts.

Some students have been fortunate in gaining employment contracts with the likes of 'Hollyoaks' and began their careers in the industry straight after leaving college.

Other types of employment options include teaching, performing, directing, script-writing, choreography, community arts workers etc. 

Further information

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

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: 22 November 2018
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