What do I learn?
With its focus on live performance and practical workshops this course covers subjects such as acting, dance, film and multi-media, musical theatre and masks. You study 18 units which cover areas such as:
• performance workshop
• business and the historical context of performance
• rehearsing and performing
• devising plays
• classical theatre
• musical theatre performance
• developing voice for the actor
• principles of acting
• applying acting styles
• film and TV acting
• theatre for children
Assessment is continuous through the two years of the programme in a variety of practical and theoretical assignments. There are no examinations.
Working in specialist facilities you take part in a number of workshops that introduce you to a broad range of the performing arts. Structured around assignments the work will develop through rehearsals to produce performances and you will learn how to create successful productions.
The variety of the productions challenge you to extend and enhance your performance skills. You learn to create solo small group and large group performances of drama, which may also include dance and singing. To build your knowledge of current trends in performance, theatre trips and specialised workshops are incorporated into the course.
What do I gain?
The course prepares you for university entrance but opens many other options too.
Our aim is to make you employable in the arts sector through industry-standard training. Over the two years you develop skills in performance, presentations, research, time management and literacy.
You will also become more creative and learn how to have fun while working hard to produce top quality performance.
What do I need?
5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C including English and maths
Level 2 Diploma grade Merit or Distinction plus GCSE grade C or above or Functional Skills at level 2 in English and maths
If you are interested in a Level 3 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider, please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and an interview and to complete an internal assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.
What do I gain?
The course is broad in its coverage of performing arts and although most students continue to study one of the many performance areas, some find that they have developed a particular interest for other production roles. Either way, the experience you will gain provides you with the foundation for progression to university or Drama school, to gain professional career development. Many of our students have gone on to prestigious schools, including East 15, Italia Conti, ALRA and RADA.
What else do I need to know?
The fee for international students for the 2016 entrance is £6,300 per year.