Practical Vs Theory
Develop your confidence and experiences as a performer through studying topics such as showcasing talent through live performances and film, devising, directing in performance and production work. This course gives you an opportunity to try many styles and genres in such as drama, movement and singing; in both a performance and a production role.
In performance you will train in a range of techniques in drama; naturalism, acting for TV, musical theatre, commedia dell’arte and mime. And in dance you will train in contemporary, jazz, street, musical theatre and physical theatre as well as undertaking vocal training, singing in role, musical theatre and pop.
What Does The Programme Include
You will have an opportunity to work with a range of Theatre Companies and Practitioners. You will have opportunities to watch live theatre. We prepare you for the next step, creating or developing your CV, creating an online portfolio, preparing for agents and auditions.
4 GCSEs at grades 3/D or above including English and maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification.
In order to be offered a place on the course, you must also successfully complete an audition and interview. For the audition, you may choose to perform a piece of music or a monologue from a published play. Further information will be sent to you when you are offered an interview date.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
There are no exams for this course. You will build a portfolio of work for each of the units and complete a mixture of performance based practical assessments along with ongoing log books, research and evaluations.
You will be required to wear plain black clothes that you can move freely in for all practical performing arts lessons.
Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this course you will be able to audition for, Performing Arts Acting, Musical Theatre or Dance pathways, Level 3 courses. This course also aims to build confidence and communication skills that are transferable to and desirable for a number of different industries and vocations.
You will study the following units:
- Introduction to performance
- Introduction to production
- Communicating with an audience
- Staging a performance
- Contextual research for performance and production
- Performance skills and practice
- Production skills and practice
- Personal project and presentation
- Producing and performing to an audience
I have been accepted to two top drama schools — this would have never been possible without the excellent training from my tutors!