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Performing Arts Courses

Why study Performing Arts?

Dreaming of a career on stage or in front of the camera? Performer at heart? Passionate about dance and/or drama? Our Performing Arts courses will introduce you to a variety of disciplines, commitment and work ethics; build on your self-confidence whilst creating and rehearsing content to perform to live audiences. Our performing Arts courses are aimed at young people who are interested in developing a career as a professional Dancer/Actor. Giving you the opportunity to develop your skills with experienced industry professionals, you will build on your knowledge of performance techniques with a view of showcasing your skills at live performances and work towards setting targets and achieving goals.

Our Drama courses will help to develop the skills required for Film, TV and Theatre Acting. You will explore techniques to improve confidence, group work and sharing of dynamic and creative ideas which will ultimately prepare you for auditions and the professional industry.

Our Dance courses expose you to the dance of other cultures and discover the origins of street dance. Working with improvisational techniques, you will learn the art of choreography and the importance of movement within performance and showcasing to live audiences.

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  • Course Information
    Please use the buttons below to view level specific course information.
  • Level 2
    You will learn the key stages in preparation, performance and production required for live and recorded performances while perfecting your musical theatre, urban dance and movement skills for individual and group showcases.

    What you will learn:

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    Course entry requirements:

    3 GCSEs at grade D or above (including English) or equivalent

    Applicants who do not have a D in GCSE English must have Functional Skills English at Level 1.

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for one year
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • BTEC First Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (NQF)

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in English and/or Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    We would actively encourage you to progress onto one of our Level 3 programmes at Big Creative Academy. This will allow you to further develop your creative skills and continue to focus on your English and/or Maths.

    Alternatively, if you have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths) then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes.

    You also have the option to progress into employment.
  • Level 3 - Drama
    Developing the skills required for Film, TV and Theatre Acting, you will explore techniques to improve confident, group work and sharing of dynamic and creative ideas which will ultimately prepare you for auditions and the professional industry.

    What you will learn:
    Year One:

    • Voice and the Actor
    • Contemporary Theatre Performance
    • Principles of Acting
    • Applying Acting Styles
    • Performance Workshop
    • Performing to an Audience
    • Devising Plays
    • Developing Physical Theatre
    • Applying Physical Theatre

    Year Two:

    • Performing Arts Business
    • Rehearsing for Performance
    • Theatre for Children
    • Film and TV Acting
    • Audition for Actors
    • Drama Improvisation
    • Variety Performance
    • Historical Context of Performance

    Course entry requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English) or equivalent

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for two years.
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Performing Arts (Drama) (1 year)
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Drama) (2 years)

    Learners who already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above will also work towards the Bronze Arts Award (Enterprise Qualification).

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    If you are keen to move into employment but wish to continue training in the creative industries and have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths), then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes

    Those of you who wish to continue your learning in an education environment, have the option to progress into Higher Education either at a University or studying for a HNC/HND programme.

    If you are not keen on continuing to study further, you can progress directly into employment.
  • Level 3 - Dance
    Learners will explore the dance of other cultures and discover the origins of street dance. Working with improvisational techniques, you will learn the art of choreography and the importance of movement within performance and showcasing to live audiences.

    What you will learn:
    Year One:

    • Developing Movement Skills
    • Movement in Performance
    • Performance Workshop
    • Performing to an Audience
    • Choreographic Principles
    • Applying Physical Theatre
    • Choreographing Dance
    • Developing Physical Theatre
    • Urban Dance

    Year Two:

    • Historical Context
    • Performing Arts Business
    • Rehearsing for Performance
    • Dance Improvisation
    • Dance Appreciation
    • International Dance
    • Musical Theatre Performance
    • Jazz Performance

    Course entry requirements:

    5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English) or equivalent

    Course duration and start date:

    The course will begin in September 2017 and lasts for two years.
    What qualification(s) will I receive?

    • BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) (1 year)
    • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) (2 years)

    Learners who already have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above will also work towards the Bronze Arts Award (Enterprise Qualification).

    Learners with a grade D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

    Learners with a grade E or below in Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

    Progression Opportunities

    If you are keen to move into employment but wish to continue training in the creative industries and have five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and Maths), then you can progress onto one of our BCE Apprenticeship programmes

    Those of you who wish to continue your learning in an education environment, have the option to progress into Higher Education either at a University or studying for a HNC/HND programme.

    If you are not keen on continuing to study further, you can progress directly into employment.
  • Will I receive support throughout my course?
    At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

    We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

    If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

    For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here
  • How will I be taught and assessed?
    All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

    As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.
  • What happens after I submit an Application?
    Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

    Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

    At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.

Disclaimer: Big Creative Education makes every effort to ensure that details about courses are as accurate as possible however, these are subject to change.
 
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Important Dates
Open Events:
Wed 25 January 2017
Wed 22 February 2017
Wed 22 March 2017
Wed 26 April 2017
Wed 24 May 2017
Wed 21 June 2017
Wed 12 July 2017

Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-18 as of 31 August 2017.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

Course Fees
All of our courses are FREE. There are no charges or fees.

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