Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

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Curriculum Area: Performing Arts, Media and Film

Performing Arts: Musical Theatre (Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

This is a practical course which focuses on developing skills in the three specific performance areas of dancing, singing and acting. As well as developing in these three areas individually you also have the opportunity to combine them in a variety of performances, culminating in a full Musical production at the end of both years.

The Certificate is the equivalent to one AS Level if a student wishes to finish studying at the end of the first year; most students will do the Subsidiary Diploma over two years, which is the equivalent of one A Level; the Diploma is the equivalent …

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Curriculum Area: Performing Arts, Media and Film

Performing Arts: Musical Theatre (Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

This is a practical course which focuses on developing skills in the three specific performance areas of dancing, singing and acting. As well as developing in these three areas individually you also have the opportunity to combine them in a variety of performances, culminating in a full Musical production at the end of both years.

The Certificate is the equivalent to one AS Level if a student wishes to finish studying at the end of the first year; most students will do the Subsidiary Diploma over two years, which is the equivalent of one A Level; the Diploma is the equivalent of two A Levels

Course Structure

The course is made up of a number of core units, and a number of units specially selected to meet the needs and develop the skills of the students.

Subsidiary Diploma (as the Subsidiary Diploma plus..) Core Units Performing to an audience Performing arts business Musical theatre performance Performance workshop specialist units Tap dancing Variety performance Singing skills for actors and dancers Jazz dance Principals of acting Acting auditions Applying acting styles The Healthy Performer Dance performance Developing voice for the actor

Teaching and Learning

Lessons are a mixture of practical workshops in all three areas and theory based lessons aimed to provide you with the necessary key skills required for further training in this area at HE or beyond.

Enrichment

There are numerous trips to the theatres locally and in London. Skills workshops are compulsory and delivered by members of the chorus, directing team or musical directors currently working on Musical Theatre productions. It is also compulsory for all students to take one to one signing lessons with a vocal coach so that individual time can be given to developing the voice for this course. A vocal coach is employed by the College and teaching rates apply for these lessons. We are able to offer entrance for graded exams for singing.

In addition, Music Theatre students will be expected to take part in one college enrichment, from Dance Company, or Choir, or College Production. In the Spring term the Wednesday enrichment slot will become the rehearsal time for the major Musical production.

Assessment

Assignments are both internally and externally marked on a regular basis. Students are expected to work independently to keep their folders updated, to include detailed information about their personal development in all areas

Resources

The facilities relating to Performing Arts include:

  • Fully equipped performance space including substantial sound and lighting systems
  • Dedicated Dance space with sprung floor and full length mirrors

Progression

Level 3 BTECs are valued by employers and higher education. Students enter careers such as Music Entertainment, Singing and Musical Theatre Performance. Students can also progress to Higher Education courses such as BA Hons degree in Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Musical Theatre schools or continue to study BTEC courses at a higher level.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above or the equivalent from four subject areas including GCSE English. All students will audition for a place on the course. The auditions take place in the summer term and students will be invited to attend following their application They will prepare a song of their choice, a monologue and will take part in a short dance audition with our choreographer. Students should also be able to demonstrate experience in all three areas of the course (this could be in the form of a letter of recommendation from a dance teacher/singing teacher or certificate of examination or CV).

Charges

There are no direct charges on this course. However, there is a charge for peripatetic singing lessons although funds may be available for those who may find the cost prohibitive. Students will be expected to provide their own stationery, minidisks and/or CD’s. They will be expected to purchase tap shoes and any sheet music required. We will also run regular trips which are not funded.

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