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|Introduction||The BTEC Extended Diploma programme is aimed at learners who have completed the Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts.You will study a range of acting, dance and musical theatre.
This full-time qualification is a highly practical course designed to develop technical performance skills in preparation for professional training or work in the performing arts industry.|
|Study Outline||This course looks at seven units ranging from Performance to Business. During this year you will look at units that will prepare you for auditions to a higher level of training as well as units to develop technique. Delivery takes the form of technique classes, workshops, rehearsals, performances, lectures, discussions and tutorials. |
|Entry Requirements||You will need to have successfully completed the Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts. All applicants will be interviewed and take part in a practical audition. This will include prepared speeches (Acting) or a prepared solo choreography (Dance). Musical Theatre candidates will be expected to prepare a speech, dance routine and solo song. The solo song could be combined with the dance routine.|
|Equipment||All successful applicants will need to purchase Appropriate black clothing for practical sessions, Appropriate footwear e.g. ballet/jazz shoes, Pen & Pencil, Notepad and a Ring binder. |
|Attendance||The Extended Diploma in Performing Arts is the second year top up of the foundation diploma. Students will be expected to attend external performances which may be in the evenings or at weekends in addition to their daily routine of classes and rehearsals. |
|Assessment||Assessment is through a process of continuous assessment and covers both written and practical work. All work is modular. You will be asked to maintain records of rehearsals and research logs as well as a video portfolio of practical assessment work. Including two external exams. |
|Progression||With the Extended Diploma it is possible to progress to HNC/D or Degree level studies in your chosen pathway. You may also be able to audition for entrance to Drama Schools, Dance Colleges and Stage Schools. A range of training opportunities for other careers in the Arts will also be open to you. You will be guided in your decisions by your tutor.|
|Qualification||BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts|
|Suitable for Higher Education?||Y|
|Suitable for Individuals?||Y|
|Suitable for Employers?||N|