BTEC Level 3 in Acting
One or two years
You will need either:
Four GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, or
A BTEC Level 2 in Performing Arts with an overall Merit combined with a GCSE in English at grade C or above.
Due to the high level of demand for places on this course, you will also be required to undertake a practical workshop to assess your suitability for the course.
The qualification comprises a combination of practical and theory-based assignments, as well as portfolio and externally assessed units. Core units include:
• Performance workshop
• Performing arts business
• Historical context of the arts
• Rehearsing performance
• Award in the Arts.
Year 1 units:
• Devising contemporary theatre
• Principles of acting
• Applying acting styles
• Drama improvisation and movement
• Award in the Arts at Bronze Level.
There will also be the opportunity to re-take GCSE Maths if you have not achieved it to a C grade
Year 2 units:
• Theatre in education
• Acting auditions
• Script writing
• Approaches to directing
• The practice of directing
• Developing voice
• Award in the Arts at silver level.
You will also get the opportunity to perform for friends, family and members of the public on a number of occasions and to go on a variety of trips to theatres and shows.
You could progress to an HND, a degree, employment or specialist performing arts college.
- Course running at Northampton