Southern Regional College

BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts

Southern Regional College
In Newry

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Typology BTEC
Location Newry (Northern Ireland)
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • BTEC
  • Newry (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

You can progress directly to employment in theatres and theatre companies as actors, singers and dancers or as technical support or arts administrators. Alternatively this course is a recognised qualification for progression to Foundation/Degree courses in Drama and Theatre, Performing Arts, Communications, Humanities or you may want to pursue a career in teaching drama or drama therapy. This course is suitable for If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you: Four GCSEs grade C and above. First Diploma or Certificate. Intermediate GNVQ. NVQ Level 2. Leaving Certificate. The course is designed to provide the student with a wide range of theatre skills such as acting, voice, directing as well as production skills.

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Government funding available

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Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Newry
East/West Buildings, Patrick Street, BT35 8DN, County Down, Northern Ireland
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Newry
East/West Buildings, Patrick Street, BT35 8DN, County Down, Northern Ireland
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What you'll learn on the course

Voice
Teaching
Acting
Drama
Theatre
Music Production
Music Technology
Composition
Performance
Communications
Humanities
Directing
Production

Course programme


BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS

Who is this course for?

If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you:
  • Four GCSEs grade C and above
  • First Diploma or Certificate
  • Intermediate GNVQ
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Leaving Certificate

The course is designed to provide the student with a wide range of theatre skills such as acting, voice, directing as well as production skills and the performing arts business

How long is this course for?
2 years full-time
What will I study?
The BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts consists of five core units plus a number of other specialist units.

Core units
  • Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts Business
  • The Historical Context of Performance
  • Rehearsing for Performance
  • Performing to an Audience

Specialist units may include
  • Theatre for Children
  • Variety Performance
  • Acting Auditions
  • Drama Improvisation
  • Film and TV Acting
  • Developing Movement Skills
  • Performing with Masks
  • Classical Theatre Performance
  • Principles of Acting
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Developing Voice for the Actor
  • The Practice of Directing Theatre

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through completing assignment work in each of the units, which will involve practical projects. There are no written examinations.

What can I do after the course?

You can progress directly to employment in theatres and theatre companies as actors, singers and dancers or as technical support or arts administrators.

Alternatively this course is a recognised qualification for progression to Foundation/Degree courses in Drama and Theatre, Performing Arts, Communications, Humanities or you may want to pursue a career in teaching drama or drama therapy.

How do I apply?
Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions section) and return it to any Campus

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