BTEC UAL Diploma in Performing Arts

BTEC Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Why should I study this subject?

This qualification will give you a solid basis for working towards a career within the performing arts. As your understanding of acting and the wider performing arts develops, you will gain an insight into the range of career paths available. Your learning experience will also be enhanced by working with visiting industry professionals. You will also learn about and develop your skills in areas such as directing, writing and producing. You will study both the theory and the practice of a wide range of acting and performance styles. This is a project-based learning approach which will enable you to develop your skills through workshops, assignments and projects, and you will work alongside students of other disciplines to put on a series of performances.

What will I study?

Core units will include:

Investigating practitioners work
Developing skills
Group performance workshop
Performing arts in the community
Individual performance commission
Final live performance to an audience
Employment opportunities

Additional units may include:

Variety performance Principles of acting
Applying acting styles
Developing physical theatre
Applying physical theatre
Movement in performance
Developing movement skills
Voice and the actor
Developing voice for the actor
Devising plays
Contemporary theatre performance
Musical theatre performance

What are the entry requirements?

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