This course could be your first step to television, film or theatre work, be it either in performance or technical support. Employment within the industry not only depends on talent, but also a sense of determination to succeed. As competition for acting jobs can be extremely fierce you might consider working voluntarily for a local theatre, for example, in order to gain some valuable experience and make important contacts.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students will examine the many different aspects of performance and will be encouraged to think about their progression into further training and employment. You may be able to progress to the PEARSON Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts or Dance or Production.

 

What jobs can I get? 

This course could be your first step to television, film or theatre work, be it either performance related or technical. Employment within the industry not only depends on talent, but also a sense of determination to succeed. As competition for acting jobs can be extremely fierce you might consider working voluntarily for a local theatre, for example, in order to gain some valuable experience and make important contacts.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English and maths grades 9-3 (formerly A*-D) and science for some programmes. Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
CJC2FF002E 06/09/2021 £0.00 £0.00 £1832.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

The aim of this course is for you to experience different performance styles, to try out new ideas and gain an understanding of the performing arts industry.

Projects are assessed regularly throughout the course, based largely on practical assignments and perfomances, with some written exercises and evaluations.

You will studysome of the following areas of performance:


Singing Skills in the Performing Arts
Acting Skills
Dance Skills
Musical Theatre Skills
Individual Show case
Preparation, Performance and Production
Community Arts
The Performing Arts Industry
Performance in Context
Performing Arts Enterprise
Movement Skills
Devising Performance Work
Exploring Improvisation
Voice and Speech for Performers
Performing Scripted Plays
Contemporary Dance Techniques
Exploring Urban Dance Styles
Jazz Dance Techniques
Choreographing Dance
Variety Performance


You will be taught by a series of practical assignments varying from informal small group presentations to larger public performances. You will be assessed regularly throughout the course.
 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at enrolment.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Creative Industries - Performing Arts

More about the course 

You will have the opportunity to perform in the Jellicoe Theatre which is a fully functioning venue.  We produce 22+ shows per year with a variety of shows including Musicals, Dance Shows, Classical and Contemporary Plays, all of which you will attend as part of your course.
Equivalent to 1 A-Level and carry the same UCAS points for HE entry.
Provide education and training for performing arts employees.
Provide performing arts employee’s opportunities to achieve a nationally recognised vocationally specific Qualification.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Level 2

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC