Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma

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This course is for people who love performing and want to pursue a career in the performing arts industry. The course is hugely practical, with focus on professional standard performance training to prepare you to apply to drama school, dance school, university and auditions to become a professional performer. Every term you are assessed in skills workshops, rehearsals and performances, with written work linked to practical development of performances. You will evaluate your skills, developing skills and knowledge as a performer. On the course you will train in acting, singing and dance.

What will I study in Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma?

 YEAR 1

1    Investigating Practitioners’  Work

2    Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

3    Group Performance Workshop

4    Performing Arts in the Community

YEAR 2

5    Individual Performance Commission

6    Final Live Performance to an Audience

18  Interpreting Classical Text for Performance

27  Musical Theatre Techniques

Entry Requirements

At leat 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including 3 from the core subjects

How will I learn?

Every term you are assessed in skills workshops, rehearsals and performances, with written work linked to practical development of performances, in which you evaluate your skills developing skills and knowledge as a performer across all disciplines. 

How will I be assessed?

Each unit you study will contain a range of coursework and og books, practical performances and rehearsal contribution. 

You will also have 3 external exams which are a combination of written and practical work. 

 

Are there any costs involved?

Yes there are some costs. Mainly scripts and sometimes you will be asked to contribute to costumes for performances. We also ask that you wear black clothing for rehearsal or our Cirencester College rehearsal kit which is available to purchase from Bateman Sports.  Cirencester College - Colleges - Schools & Colleges (batemanssports.co.uk) 

FAQs

Should I have done GCSE Drama to be able to do BTEC Performing Arts?
It helps, as it shows that you have an interest in the subject, but it is not compulsory. If you can evidence passion, experience, knowledge and skill in the subject, you have met the most important requirements for the course.


Is there an audition for the course?
There isn’t, but there are a range of practical initial assessment tasks, as well as written tasks. The practical initial assessment task takes place in the first week of the course, and they include performing two monologues, one solo song and doing a group dance workshop. 


How much writing is there on the course?
There is quite a lot! Except for one entirely written unit, every unit is assessed through practical work, with workshops, rehearsals and performances as the central part of the assessment. However, all of those practical units have written work, which is linked to the practical work you are developing.


Are there many performances to the public as part of the course?
Yes, lots! Most unit performance assessments are done in college hours to other Performing Arts students and the lecturers, but there are multiple performance showcases throughout the year, in which students can audition independent performances, as well including good quality performance work from their assessments. There is also a performance toured at the end of Year 1, and a large scale final performance of a musical and play at the end of Year 2.


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Diploma
[112 UCAS pts. available]

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