Vocational Course

Acting & Performance Skills Level 3

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About this course

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.

What will I learn?

  • Acting & Vocal Technique and Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Drama Improvisation and Group Performance Workshop
  • Physical Theatre, Individual Performance and Classical Theatre
  • Performing Arts Business and Performing Arts in the Community

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

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.
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Theatre Manager

Additional Information

You will also be expected to attend an individual and/or group performance audition as part of the interview process.

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.