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Performing Arts - BTEC National Diploma

Edexcel Level 3 National Diploma Performing Arts (Acting).

The course covers a wide spectrum of skills and techniques in order for you to experience every aspect of drama and theatre. You will develop the technical and interpretative skills necessary to work in acting. You will explore the means and processes of characterisation, interpret texts, develop material for performance through rehearsal and take part in performances of rehearsed material. Although the emphasis is on practical work to develop and expand vocal skills, improvisation and technical understanding, it does contain elements of theory and written work.

We have an outstanding team of staff who are dedicated and driven to inspire you and develop your skills as an actor, director or designer and we push you to be the best that you can possibly be.  We believe in your ability to interact creatively and professionally with like-minded students.

To get started

A grade 4 (Drama GCSE) or Pass (BTEC PA) is desirable for you to fully access the course. You need to be passionate about performance and have a good knowledge of theatre and acting to fully engage with this rigorous and enjoyable course as it requires a considerable commitment in terms of time and energy.

You need to possess a great deal of enthusiasm and commitment to succeed on this course, combined with a willingness to develop as a performer across a range of practical skills in the disciplines of acting, singing and dancing, together with the motivation to meet regular coursework deadlines.

Exam and Assessment Information

BTEC Performing Arts Level 3 National Diploma NQF

In Year One you will study:

Acting styles.

Develop your skills and techniques for a live performance.

Physical Theatre.

Investigating practitioners work.

In Year Two you will study:

Performing Arts in the community.

Individual performance commission.

A final performance showcase.

What Next?

The role of the Arts within society has grown significantly throughout the years. The course is an excellent foundation for a direct degree in acting. It also equips students for further education in various pathways relating to media, arts, communication, teaching and events management. The scope for development is vast as Drama propels students to develop excellent skills of communication, leadership and artistic creativity.

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