Performing Arts (Acting) BTEC Level 2 Diploma

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The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Acting offers training and experience for young people who wish to pursue a career in theatre. The course is vocational which means you will undertake the role of a performer throughout the year. You will participate in public performances and become part of our theatre company Platform Productions. The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning, training and development. You will gain all the necessary skills and experiences within a working theatre. This is an ideal starting point and will give you…

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Summary:

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Acting offers training and experience for young people who wish to pursue a career in theatre. The course is vocational which means you will undertake the role of a performer throughout the year. You will participate in public performances and become part of our theatre company Platform Productions. The company’s artistic policy is to provide theatre of the highest quality within the local community and beyond. Platform Productions embraces the talents of young people and provides a hub for learning, training and development. You will gain all the necessary skills and experiences within a working theatre. This is an ideal starting point and will give you an exciting mix of practical and theoretical skills and knowledge prior to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas or AS/A2 programmes. The qualification is equivalent to four GCSEs grade A-C.

Course Code: A3478 Minimum Age: 16 Start Date: 02/09/2013 Course Length: One year Entry Requirements:

To enrol on this course you will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G and will have participated in a one-day workshop/audition where you will present a monologue of your choice.

Core Skills:

Actor- Personal Specification

Key Tasks:• learning lines and rehearsing;
• researching or undertaking activities to help prepare for a part;
• discussing interpretation and delivery with other members of the company and the director;
• performing for a live audience;
• performing in a theatre or 'on location';
• audio as well as visual performances;
• rehearse/polish performances in your own time
• managing the day to day running of the theatre, including front of house duties

Personal Specification
As a new member of the company, you will need the following skills and experiences;

• enthusiasm for the area of work
• some acting training/experience
• commitment to the work and flexibility in times of rehearsal and performance (you will be required to work evenings)
• ability to memorise lines
• ability to take direction, accept criticism, and work well under pressure
• focussed, self-disciplined and motivated
• excellent communication skills
• creative and imaginative
• ability to work well as part of a team
• organised
• able to reflect and evaluate own practice
• ability to manage own time effectively

Assessment:

Assessment is on-going throughout the course and requires you to complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Assessment activities that you may undertake include participating in practical workshops, rehearsals, performances, coursework, research, keeping journals, writing essays, giving presentations, discussing and evaluating work.

Academic Progression:

After successfully completing this course you could progress onto the full time two year BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma programme in one of the four pathways of Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre or Production.

Career Progression:

This programme offers an ideal starting point for a career in performing arts prior to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas or AS/A2 programmes.

Full Description:

Study is primarily practical and linked to the theoretical aspects of the specific discipline. The course includes modules in industry related business and staging a public performance. Subject specific units related to each performance discipline are also delivered. In total learners will study six modules, two acting, two production, one singing and one dance.

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