Performing ArtsVocational • Level 3
About the course
This course will enable students to become what is known as a 'Triple Threat' in the industry - a performer who can act, sing and dance. Year one is aimed at developing skills in rehearsal and performance techniques. Topics covered include Performance Skills, Musical Theatre, Movement, Storytelling, Singing Skills, Acting, Rehearsing, and Children's Theatre. Year two is focused towards progression into higher education or the professional industry, but continues to enhance skills learnt in the first year. Topics covered include Auditioning, Acting Styles, Contemporary Theatre, Dance, Singing Techniques, TV & Film, Performance History, Performing Arts Business and Physical Theatre. There are multiple opportunities to showcase performance work to public audiences in musicals, dramas, dance showcases and community performances. Students will experience working in a similar way to a professional theatre company and will learn to follow company schedules, demonstrate professional conduct, develop public speaking abilities and be confident in interview situations. Theory work on researching, reflecting, evaluating and analysing underpins practical sessions and will also cover a range of practitioner styles including naturalism, surrealism, melodrama and improvisation.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
31/08/2021, 31/08/2021, 31/08/2021
Five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects including English Language or Mathematics. If Performing Arts/Drama is taken at GCSE then a Grade 5 is required OR if a relevant Level 2 Diploma is taken then a minimum of a Merit grade is required.
All units are internally assessed and consider: application of knowledge and understanding, the development of practical and technical skills, professional discipline throughout rehearsal and performance processes and creative input. This can be assessed individually and through group work both practical and written. Assessment will take place through recordings of rehearsals and final performances, written coursework, research and evaluative assignments. Grades for each unit can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course students can progress onto Drama Schools/Universities on courses such as Acting, Theatre & Performance Studies, Drama, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Directing, Drama Therapy and Applied Theatre (Community & Education). It could also lead to a wide range of careers within the industry including TV and Film, Community Theatre, Cruise Ship and Holiday Resort entertainment and the Leisure and Fitness Industry.
Extra curricular activities
There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: Theatre trips to London's West End, Burnley Literary Festival, theatre trips to The Lowry, Manchester, Community projects and visits to local touring theatre companies. Extra-curricular activities include: Dance Academy and Musical Theatre Academy. You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers who enrich the curriculum.