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You will have an interest in Performing Arts and already have two GCSEs at Grade 3 / D and/or above. This course may be the first step in achieving your ambition of working in the entertainment industry.

You will study specialist units in drama or dance. Your chosen pathway will focus on the subject area that you are interested in, for example; acting or dance techniques, musical theatre techniques, physical theatre. This course culminates in a live performance towards the end of the year long course.

This course is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

This course is a two-year programme that involves the study of a range of techniques, performance skills, creativity and the theoretical aspects of the art form. Students will spend twelve plus taught hours per week on their specialism studies and combine this with work in singing, physical theatre and the business aspects of the performing arts industry.

All students who take this course will be working towards the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts in their first year, progressing onto the full UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in their second year. The final qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The subjects you will study have been hand-picked by the team to provide you with best opportunity to achieve a broad understanding of the industry and the core techniques and skills for performers in Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre. Whilst there are many units that are compulsory for each pathway, there is usually an element of choice built in to enable you to select techniques and specialisms that you might enjoy and achieve highly on and give you a more rounded approach to your training.

Course elements include: • Collaborative Performance Project • Introduction to Professional Practice • Preparation for Specialist Study • Performance Skills & Context

The following subjects make up the programme of study*:

Acting • Classical Theatre • Auditions for Actors • Physical Theatre • Contemporary Theatre • Developing Movement • Theatre History and Appreciation

Dance and Musical Theatre • Classical Ballet • Contemporary Dance Technique • Jazz Dance Technique • Tap Dance • Choreography • Musical Theatre • Singing Skills • Urban • The Skills of Rehearsing & Performing Small & Large-Scale Productions • Dance History and Appreciation

*All course components are subject to a yearly review by course teaching teams and in-line with exam board expectations

Development of your communication and team working skills is greatly encouraged and it will be incorporated into your lessons throughout the course.

If you have not yet achieved a grade 4 (or above) in GCSE English and Maths, you will also be required to retake the GCSE if you have achieved a grade 3. If you achieved less than a grade 3 you will attend Functional Skills sessions.

This course follows on from the 90 Credit Diploma to give you a total of 180 credits that allow you to broaden your knowledge of dance and the core techniques and skills for performers. Development of your communication and team working skills is greatly encouraged and it will be incorporated into your lessons throughout the course. You will attend performance workshops and develop an understanding of the following:

  • Dance Performance
  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Tap
  • Jazz
  • Urban dance
  • Choreography

If you have not yet achieved a 4 / C Grade (or above) in GCSE English and Maths, you will also be required to retake the GCSE if you have achieved a D grade. If you achieved less than a 3/ D grade you will attend Functional Skills sessions.

This course follows on from the 90 Credit Diploma to give you a total of 180 credits that allow you to broaden your knowledge of drama and the core techniques and skills for performers. Development of your communication and team working skills is greatly encouraged and it will be incorporated into your lessons throughout the course.

You will attend performance workshops and develop an understanding of the following:

  • Principles of Acting

  • Radio Acting

  • Devising Plays

  • Voice for the Actor

  • Developing Movement Skills

If you have not yet achieved a 4 / C Grade (or above) in GCSE English and Maths, you will also be required to retake the GCSE if you have achieved a 3 / D grade. If you achieved less than a 3 / D grade you will attend Functional Skills sessions.

If you have an interest in Performing Arts and wish to study this further, then this course is suitable for you. The Extended Diploma Performing Arts has four specialist pathways that you can choose from: Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre. This Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a two year course worth 180 credits and is usually taken after successful completion of the Diploma in the first year.

There are core units that all pathways study and specialist units.

  • Dance: ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and urban techniques, choreography, performance and anatomy for dance;
  • Acting: Acting techniques, classical and contemporary text, movement studies, radio acting, voice, theatre in education and performance;
  • Musical Theatre: Dance techniques (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and urban), acting techniques, voice, singing;
  • Technical Theatre: Lighting, sound, prop making, events management, production management, stage management.

 

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