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Theatre Studies (Performing Arts)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate - Full-time
Theatre Studies (Performing Arts)
Subject Area: Level 3 Extended Certificate
Assessment: Exam
Location: Woldgate
Course Entry Requirements Icon Entry Requirements:

5 x GCSEs at Grades 4 or better.

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts is a two year course designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge underpinning all aspects of performing arts. Learners develop practical skills which are underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the performance industries.

This qualification gives a broad introduction to the performing arts sector with an emphasis on core knowledge and fundamental skills which are transferable across other sectors (including communication, presentation, physical and creative skills). It does this in a work-related context in order to help you progress to your chosen career or onto higher education.

In addition to the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers.

Additional Course Information

What will I study and learn?
  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop

Learners will also study a fourth optional unit in an area of acting, or musical theatre. There are three mandatory units, which focus on: Research, critical analysis and extended writing skills that aim to support learners’ progression to higher education. You will gain a good understanding of the work of influential practitioners to inform your own work and practice.

An introduction to the performing arts where you will develop the appropriate skills and techniques in various performance disciplines such as acting, musical theatre and physical theatre. Group performance, where you will develop the essential practical and industry skills essential for the performing arts. You will develop physical techniques as well as wider transferable skills.

How will I be assessed?

The course is split into internally marked coursework units and externally marked examined units. Each Unit can be awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction, according to the specified assessment and grading criteria.

The final award contains one grade based upon a combination of the 4 units completed over two years.

Further Opportunities

Learners will understand different audiences in different environments and you will learn to adapt a performance to engage the target audience. The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with academics to ensure that it supports progression to higher education.

Employers and professional bodies have also been involved to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current practice for students who may choose to enter employment.

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