Level 3 BTEC Performing Arts & Full Time Level 3 Performing Arts & Music

LEVEL 3 BTEC PERFORMING ARTS

Single Option: Subsidiary Diploma
Double Option: Diploma

AIMS OF THE COURSE

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts has been specifically designed to enable students to explore a wide range of performance elements. It is creative , varied and extremely enjoyable, offering an extensive range of options which include Musical Theatre, Contemporary Performance and Drama improvisation. The course aims to provide a practical understanding of the skills and knowledge needed for a career in the performing arts industry and will allow the students to develop a strong skill basis from which to progress.

COURSE CONTENT AND SKILLS REQUIRED

The qualification consists of two core units plus four optional units. These could include:

  • Performing to an Audience
  • Musical Theatre Performance.
  • Devising Plays
  • Contemporary Theatre Performance
  • Film and TV Acting
  • Approaches to Directing Theatre
  • Singing Techniques and Performance
The course includes a large amount of practical ensemble work meaning that effective communication skills and an ability to work productively as part of a group is essential. It is also necessary to work independently and have good organisational skills.

ASSESSMENT

All units will be completed through a mixture of practical and written coursework. Coursework is assessed internally and moderated.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who have completed BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts may move onto a variety of university courses or specialist performing schools. There are also career opportunities in other areas of the arts in addition to performance or teaching.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Much of your time will be spent working practically with others. A lot of your enjoyment and achievement depends on your commitment to working as a member of a team. Regular attendance and punctuality is essential. In order to opt for BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts you should have a grade 4 or above in GCSE Drama or Expressive Arts or at least a Merit in BTEC Performing Arts

FULL TIME LEVEL 3 PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

We welcome students who would like to follow a full time course within the realms of Performance.

AIMS OF THE COURSE

It is possible to study completely within the Performing Arts and Music Departments at St George’s Academy. By following a mixture of double and single BTEC courses in Performing Arts and Music, you are able to create a full-time programme of study. Whether you are an actor, a dancer or a musician, the units will address the needs of the modern performing arts industry meaning that you will have the opportunity to develop the right skills for your chosen career.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is through a mixture of written and practical work. Some of your work will be internally assessed by your teachers and some of your work will be assessed externally.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete this course may move on to a variety of university courses or specialist performing schools. This course will also provide students with the necessary skills for a career in the Performing and Creative industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Much of your time will be spent working practically with others. A lot of your enjoyment and achievement depends on your commitment to working as a member of a team. Excellent attendance and punctuality is essential. This course is ideal for all forms of performer; actor, dancer, singer, musician, as we will tailor the units to suit your individual skills. You should be able to demonstrate an aptitude and commitment to performance through an appropriate course studied at Key Stage 4 or through substantial extra-curricular commitment, such as playing an instrument. You will need to have met the entry requirements as detailed under BTEC Music and BTEC Performing Arts.