ABOUT THE COURSE
This course offers you the opportunity to study a range of performing arts techniques in the first year, before going on to specialise in either acting in the second year. Projects and performances both in and outside of the college will allow you to focus on the performance demands of acting. There will be opportunities to experience acting styles such as improvisation and create your own pieces, showcasing your work in performances.
Although the emphasis is on practical and performance work you will need to complete written assignments and develop your skills as an informed and reflective practitioner through evaluative logbooks and rehearsal diaries. You will learn to evaluate and comment critically on both professional work and your own creative practice, gaining insight into the wider performing arts industry through contextual and industry studies.
You will be working on industry projects where some students will engage with external clients and companies, developing your experience in the world of work and performance.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.
Topics covered can include:
Acting Techniques - Vocal skills - Improv skills - Text analysis -Script writing and development.- Devising - Rehearsal process - Production skills - Movement for Performers - Singing - Professional developmental needs , CV, audition process
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You will need:
Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and a Music/Performing Arts subject or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?
Many of students progress to University and / or Drama Schools and are alumni who have benefitted form our course include : Babatunde Aleshe, Jamali Maddix, Tobi King Bakare, Francis Lovehall, Nicola Posner, Claudia Kariki, Romario Simpson , Shaday Barrowes to name but a few