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BTEC – Performing Arts

Overview

The BTEC Performing Arts Level 3 course is a practical based subject, which provides you with the opportunity to develop performing skills that will offer you multiple opportunities to experience a variety of career options in the Performing Arts Industry. The purpose of the course is to expand the student’s skills and knowledge of the Performing Arts Industry with the view to progression into a career within the arts. The focus will be on performing (acting, singing, playing an instrument).

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades or equivalent at GCSE

Course Overview

This is a two year course and in the completion of all four units, pupils will achieve an equivalent of an ‘A’ level qualification

Year 12 – Two mandatory units. One externally marked one internally marked. Equivalent to 0.5 A Level ·

Year 13 – Two units: One mandatory unit and one optional unit. Equivalent to 1 A Level.

Year 12 and Year 13 units have a total of 4 units: 3 Mandatory and one optional. 2 of which are externally marked.

Please note: The choice of units will depend on the pupils’ preferred disciplines within the field of performing arts with an emphasis on drawing on pupils’ specific expertise.

Progression

BTEC Performing Arts provides a good grounding for further study or a career in the arts. There are many professions linked to performing arts such as; actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, teacher, costume design, entertainer, technician, hair and make-up artist as well as stage management.