Performing Arts - Acting - Level 3 - Year 1

There are almost endless possibilities to what you could contribute to the world of performing arts, just as long as you have the confidence to stand in front of an audience and connect with their thoughts and feelings.

You may aspire to work in the entertainment industry, whether acting for theatre, television, film, or even radio. If you have a talent for musical theatre, standup comedy, directing, storytelling and creative writing. This course is for you.

This course covers an extensive range of performance styles and techniques, offering an aspiring actor the chance to develop their skills and understanding in preparation for working in the performing arts and entertainment industry.

How will I be assessed?

The course is made up of approximately 65% performance assessment and 35% theory and coursework including externally assessed work taken under controlled conditions.

Large and small scale performances will be assessed through both rehearsal observation and final performance effectiveness.

Coursework is often connected directly to the analysis and research done as part of the performance and production process.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English.

Where can it take me?

  • College - a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University - related degree such as Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Theatre Production, Acting for Stage and Media & Musical Theatre. You could also progress to Drama School.

Additional information

You will be invited to an audition for which you should prepare a short monologue performance of your choice.

Performing on stage through school shows, youth theatre or amateur dramatics is recommended but not essential.

A variety of theatre trips and workshops will be arranged each year, which you are advised to attend. Various opportunities to take part in cross-College productions and events are offered throughout the year which will require rehearsals and performances outside normal College hours.

Throughout the course there will be opportunities to undertake workshops with professional performers and be involved in external performance projects.

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