Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to the HND in Performing Arts at The Eastern School of Performing Arts or study at prestigious performing arts schools. Previous students have gone on to study at establishments such as: Arts Ed, Guildford School of Acting, Urdang, Performers College, Bird College, Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, Italia Conti, Liverpool Theatre School, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Stella Mann.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
A triple threat course where you will refine your skills in singing, dancing and acting whilst advancing your individuality and performance technique, run at the Eastern School of Performing Arts (ESPA). You will study and train in a variety of areas including: singing technique, rehearsal technique, principles of acting, storytelling, devising, ballet, jazz, commercial dance and performing arts as a business.
All assessments are written and developed to enable students to gain and develop practical skills whilst gaining a qualification. You will undertake an additional LAMDA qualification to support your progression to sought after drama schools and/or universities and develop your performance skills. LAMDA qualifications are recognised by UCAS and contribute towards your points calculation.
ESPA provides industry-experienced tutors for all their courses, enabling students to develop skills required for their next steps. The course is highly vocational and you will spend your days in the rehearsal studio.
What is covered?
You will study the following units:
Principles of Performance
Engaging with an audience
Introduction to professional practice
Critical and contextual studies
Production skills and context
Performance skills and context
Preparation for specialist study
Collaborative Performance Project
Developing Performance and Production Skills
Preparing for progression
Exploration of specialist study and context
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and Maths, and a successful audition at one of our audition days.
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.
One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks — subject to course availability
- Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard — subject to course availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
You will be expected to commit to rehearsal schedules and some additional hours for performances. You will be required to wear uniform for classes as per the essential kit list provided before starting the course.
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at enquiries@?stamford.?ac.?uk should you have any further questions. Alternatively contact the Principal at ESPA, Kelly Ann Gordon on 01780 767696 or admin@?easternschool.?co.?uk
You will be assessed continuously throughout the programme, including; Assessed classes, assessed performances, reflective journals, research, discussion, group work, presentations
You will be expected to commit to rehearsal schedules and some additional hours for performances. You will be required to wear uniform for classes as per the essential kit list provided before starting the course. The course is run in partnership with Eastern School of Performing Arts (ESPA). ESPA is based in the centre of Stamford, with our own performing arts building including 4 studios, classrooms, common rooms and kitchen facilities. ESPA provides industry experienced tutors for all of their courses, enabling students to develop skills required for their next steps.
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You can also find information on our website www.easternschool.co.uk where our virtual student experience area gives you a chance to try out some online taster sessions.