Type of course: BTEC Technical Award
How is the course assessed?
The course consists of 3 units:
Exploring Performing Arts 30%
Developing skills and technique 30%
Performing to a brief 40%
What topics/ units will you study?
The Performing Arts Industry
Tech- lighting, music editing, costume, front of house
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
Someone who can create and perform solo and in a group
You need to be able to focus on both practical and theory
Somebody who has an interest in dance, drama and other areas of the Arts Industry.
What trips/ activities could you be involved in?
Trips to the theatre
MC&MA Contemporary Dance Group
MCMA Drama club
Opportunity to visit New York
Opportunity to be in Shakespeare for Schools
The school musical and shows.
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
A-Level Dance & Drama, A Level theatre/performance studies, Level 3 Performing Arts, Private dance and Drama school- Rambert, The Hammond, Bird College, Laine Theatre.
Professional dancer, actor, choreographer, director, teacher, freelance artist, arts critic, arts journalist, movement therapist.
How will this course help you to get a job?
As well as learning skills the BTEC award also offers the opportunity to build your confidence, show your commitment by attending rehearsals and practising, becoming a team worker and having a creative approach to situations.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mrs Brandariz Jones- Dance Studio
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
"Performing in shows and doing team work has really helped me to develop my confidence."
Year 11 student