Musical Theatre BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Do you want to be a professional performer or work in the Performing Arts Industry? Do you enjoy singing, acting and dancing? Do you have experience of performance in amateur theatre groups or school shows? Do you have an interest in learning about the history of musical theatre and how the performing arts industry functions? Then this could be the course for you.
You will need five GCSEs at grade C or successful completion of a First Diploma in the Performing Arts with Merit profile.
Unless under exceptional circumstances, a minimum grade C in English Language GCSE is required.
You will also be required to take part in an audition where we will assess your potential. You will sing a musical theatre song of your choice, perform a monologue which will be given to you to learn and participate in a dance workshop.
You will take part in practical classes where you will develop and apply skills in acting, singing and dancing. Supporting this work you will also investigate the background of musical theatre using research, presentation and written formats. As your practical skills develop you will analyse and evaluate your progress through logbooks and practise diaries.
Many of your classes will be practical where you will be taught technique in singing, acting and dancing. Some lessons will be theoretical where you will be required to undertake research projects. Projects can be either lecturer led or student led depending on the chosen material.
You will be continually assessed through observation in class, course work and through performance.
You need dance shoes and clothing as well as rehearsal clothes and occasionally some costume. You will also be required to provide some resources such as sheet music, backing tracks and scripts. There are many trips on the course some are compulsory and some are optional.
You will gain the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) which is a nationally recognised qualification. This is the equivalent of three A2 levels.
You could go onto study in higher education either at university or at specialist colleges such as Arts Educational, Mountview, Guildford School of Acting, Performers College and Bird College. You may also go into the holiday industry as an entertainer or teaching.
You will be expected to take part in public performances and support the College’s professional theatre programme. You should allow at least 10-15 hours per week for study outside of class time and you are encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning when appropriate.
Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and assessment fees. If you are in receipt of an income based benefit please ask about financial assistance, which may be available.
If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Reception on freephone 0800 056 0511.
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