Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary/Extended 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. During the first year you will join like-minded creative students in practical workshops exploring core performance skills including acting techniques, dance techniques, voice and singing, movement and choreographic principles, as well as looking at specific styles of performance such as musical theatre, physical theatre and site-specific performance. The second year builds on the first with a more in depth exploration of either acting or dance, classical theatre, street theatre, contemporary dance technique and choreography. In performing art…

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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. During the first year you will join like-minded creative students in practical workshops exploring core performance skills including acting techniques, dance techniques, voice and singing, movement and choreographic principles, as well as looking at specific styles of performance such as musical theatre, physical theatre and site-specific performance. The second year builds on the first with a more in depth exploration of either acting or dance, classical theatre, street theatre, contemporary dance technique and choreography. In performing arts business you will learn how to set-up and run arts and community projects, get funding and manage your own arts practice. Successful students will be invited to study for the Extended Diploma which they will complete in year two of the course.

The second year builds on the first with classical theatre, street theatre, contemporary dance technique and choreographic principles. In performing arts business you will learn how to set-up and run arts and community projects, get funding and manage your own arts practice.

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.

During the first year of the programme students will work towards a Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A level). Successful students will be able to progress on to the second year of the programme where they will work towards either a Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels) or Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels).

Four GCSE grades A* - C including English Language and preferably Maths or a Higher Diploma at grade C or above with Functional Skills Level 2, or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma with a Merit profile with Functional Skills Level 2. A satisfactory reference is required. Applicants will be asked to attend and successfully complete an interview and workshop audition.

You could progress to jobs in the industry (creative, production, community, administration) at an introductory level. Alternatively you could undertake a Foundation Degree or degree level courses or attend drama dance or stage school.

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