This course is aimed at students who have a career goal in the performing arts but who are not yet ready for Level 3. The course covers a range of skills to enable students to experience all sides of the industry, focusing on acting, dance, musical theatre and production skills to prepare them for our Level 3 courses or industry work
What will I learn?
In addition to contemporary theatre/acting and selected dance modules, the course also includes an Employability Skills module, carefully crafted for you to learn the professional presentation-techniques and develop the confidence and skill-set required to achieve successful outcomes for interviews, professional presentations and auditions. The course also includes professionally instructed student performances to a selected and invited audience.
You will gain skills in a range of on-stage and back-stage roles. In additional to the performing-arts genres mentioned above, - you will explore technical roles such as lighting and set-design, as well as introductory business skills required to run box office and promotion.
- Introduction to Performance
- Staging & Performance
- Performance Skills & techniques
- Introduction to Production
- Working in the Performing Arts Industry
- Performing & Production Arts Process
- Staging & Blocking
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a number of ways; as well as producing practical performance work, you will produce research projects, short essays, oral/visual presentations etc.
Ideally you should have 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above. You will also attend an interview and an audition where you will be expected to discuss your interest in Performing Arts and demonstrate your ability.
You will need rehearsal blacks - comfortable clothing. Students may also wear jazz shoes or jazz sneakers shoes for dance and acting classes, but it's not a specific requirement. Trips, theatre visits and workshops - fares and tickets will be required.