This course is aimed at students who want to continue their learning via the creative world of Performance. The nature of the course demands total commitment and high levels of energy from students. Full-scale productions are staged each term for a variety of different audiences. This two-year, full-time course is the equivalent of 3 A Levels and offers the opportunity to cover the practical as well as the theoretical areas of musical theatre. If you are passionate about the arts and enjoy musical theatre performance, then this could be the course for you.
You will need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, and/or a Level 2 qualification or equivalent.
This course develops the skills, knowledge and understanding that you require to flourish in the Performing Arts sector. You will work closely with other students in groups as well as on your own initiative; you must be willing to experiment and explore new topics and have a passion for performance. You need to complete 18 units to pass this course successfully. Examples of units you may study on the course include: Acting Skills, Dance Skills, Singing Skills and Rehearsing for Performance.
Students have opportunities to see professional performances in the West End and locally. You also have opportunities to engage with community and local authority organisations. Past students have taken part in projects with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.
Learning methods include practical drama workshops, theatre productions, private study, tutorials, theatre visits and class work.
Most Performing Arts students have university or drama school as a target at the end of their studies, and past students have gone on to join degree-level courses across the country, including at Birmingham School of Acting, ALRA, De Montfort University, and Stratford upon Avon College.
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