Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma

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The Performing Arts department at Reading College has a growing reputation as one of the most exciting places to study theatre and dance in Berkshire. This Level 2 course offers a practical and creative introduction to the Performing Arts, providing students with the skills and knowledge to embrace a successful career in the creative industries. Throughout the year students will set-up and run their own theatre company, perform in front of an audience and learn how to direct whilst also studying a range of performing arts topics including: acting techniques, movement, voice, physical theatre, singing, devising and site-specific theatre. The course is project focused and aims to inspire stude…

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The Performing Arts department at Reading College has a growing reputation as one of the most exciting places to study theatre and dance in Berkshire. This Level 2 course offers a practical and creative introduction to the Performing Arts, providing students with the skills and knowledge to embrace a successful career in the creative industries. Throughout the year students will set-up and run their own theatre company, perform in front of an audience and learn how to direct whilst also studying a range of performing arts topics including: acting techniques, movement, voice, physical theatre, singing, devising and site-specific theatre. The course is project focused and aims to inspire students to create exciting and innovative performances based on contemporary trends in the performing arts field.

A wide range of performing arts related themes will be studied including acting techniques and rehearsal skills, dance, contemporary theatre, the development of drama, and musical theatre performance.

Technique classes and rehearsals will take place in our purpose built workshop theatre and professional dance studio with your specialist tutors and are supported with theory, written work and research. Working both independently and in groups you will focus on a number of performance projects throughout the year culminating in a performance at a professional venue for your final major project.

Students studying on this exciting programme will gain access to exciting performing arts facilities, skilled and industry experienced teaching staff, excellent routes of progression within Reading College for further performing arts courses and a full Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma plus Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Four GCSEs grade D or above including English Language, or a BTEC Level 1 Diploma with a Merit profile and Functional Skills Level 2. All applicants will be interviewed and auditioned. A satisfactory reference is required.

You could progress to the Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended Diplomas.

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