Art and Design, Media & Performing Arts

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

Start Date: 4th September 2017
Course Code: C01072 NAF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 500/6872/6

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 4th September 2017
End date: 8th June 2018
Information Event: Y

Course Content

This is a practical course which has options in Dance, Drama, Music and Mime. Units include:

  • Performing Arts Business
  • Acting Auditions
  • Mime
  • Performing to an Audience
  • Physical Theatre
  • Live Performance Workshop
  • Dance Performance
  • Deputy Stage Management
  • Theatre for Children
  • Music Performance Techniques

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Course Aims

  • Obtain a qualification equivalent to 3 A Levels.
  • Learn about employment opportunities.
  • Develop skills needed to start or progress in a career.
  • Develop a range of personal skills and attitudes.

Special Features

  • Coursework is a major percentage of the overall assessment in the majority of units in year 1 and 2
  • Students have the opportunity to improve their existing skills as well as learning new skills.
  • All students take classes in all aspects of Performing Arts.

Assessment Methods

  • Case studies, assignments and work-based assessments, along with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.
  • Assignments are designed using realistic scenarios which give students the opportunity to make maximum use of practical activities as part of their continuous assessment.
  • Students are normally in at least one production every academic year, as well as being part of a touring company travelling with their Roadshow to local schools.

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Applicants should have at least 4 GCSE's at Grade C or above or other relevant qualifications. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

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Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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