Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D* 55% (2019)
Awarding Body
BTEC Pearson (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Course Overview

Students will develop a range of performing skills from the following disciplines of musical theatre or acting including: singing and dancing, development of characterisation, audition skills, and singing technique. Students will also take part in full-scale productions including musical theatre, pantomime and plays. Many of these occur outside timetabled hours so commitment to the subject is paramount.

How is the Course Assessed?

This course is assessed through 12 of the following 15 units:

Workshop Performance

Interpreting musical theatre excerpts and writing a pantomime.

The Performing Arts Business

Preparing students for work within this sector.

Performing to an Audience

Taking a performance role in a full-scale production.

Musical Theatre Performance

Learning about and performing within this genre, combining acting, singing and dancing.

Developing Voice for the Actor

Developing this essential tool for the actor.

Applying Acting Skills

Learning about and applying different acting styles.

Classical/Contemporary Theatre Performance

Taking a performance role in a classical or contemporary play.

Acting Auditions

Preparing and ‘performing’ an audition repertoire.

Singing Skills for Actors and Dancers

Developing good singing technique.

Developing Physical Theatre

Exploring this genre, leading to a workshop performance.

Dance Performance

Workshopping and performing in two different dance styles (jazz and rock ‘n’ roll).

Choreographic Principles

Exploring dance styles through the process of choreography.

Singing Technique and Performance

Developing vocal technique through solo performance.

Rehearsing for Performance

An integrated unit, which accompanies the rehearsal process of the pantomime & full-scale play

Children’s Theatre

Writing, developing and shaping theatre with a children’s target audience in mind

What Next?

Performing Arts students have gone on to Musical Theatre or Acting courses.

Specific Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A* - C, including English and Drama and/or Music (if studied). All prospective students will need to pass an audition in front of the Performing Arts teaching team to gain successful entry onto these courses. The audition standard will be based on the BTEC National performance assessment criteria, and will take place during the summer term. All students who wish to pursue Performing Arts as a career should include this in their application form and mention this to the teachers before their audition.

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