Acting - BTEC Diploma
Special Entry Requirements:
In addition to the level 3 BTEC entry requirements, a keen interest and passion for performing arts are essential to succeed on this course.
Previous experience in acting, singing or dancing would be advantageous. Commitment and hard work is expected from all of our students who will be invited to a pre-course workshop in July before enrolment on the course can take place.
As an alternative to taking the full BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts you can choose to specialise in the BTEC Diploma in Acting which is equivalent to two A Levels.
All students will study core blocks which will typically include; Performing to an audience, Drama improvisation, Principals of Acting, Rehearsing, Performing Arts Business, Performance Workshops, and Historical Context of Performance.
The specialist option blocks will follow a range of units typically including the following:
• Contemporary Theatre Performance
• Theatre in Education
• Applying Acting Skills
• Auditions for Actors
• Devising Plays
• Voice and the Actor
This course is 100% coursework. You will learn and be assessed on the course by a series of practical assignments as well as some handwritten work. The course aims to be as hands-on as possible with opportunities to utilise and develop students’ talents. Team work is an essential part of the course as it would be in a real theatre environment.
This is a course designed for students who wish to pursue a performance related career in the field of performing arts or to study the subject at university. It is an excellent foundation for those looking to be involved in careers such as:
- Musical Theatre
- Stage Management
- Events Management
- Drama & Comedy
- Theatre in Education