NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2016! Hillview Performing Arts Studio:
Preparing for excellence in the Performing Arts industry
BTEC Extended Diploma in either Performing Arts or Production Arts (Level 3)
What is Hillview Performing Arts Studio?
This exciting new Performing Arts pathway offers an innovative approach to learning, involving enterprise projects and close associations with employers. The curriculum provides qualifications which are endorsed and valued by the Performing Arts industry and employment community. As well as gaining key qualifications, you will develop a broad range of employability and life skills to succeed in a competitive Performing Arts environment.
Who is the course for?
The course is your first step towards a career in either Technical or Performance Arts, ensuring you are industry-ready by the end of the two-year programme, or able to progress to Higher Education. You will need to have a passion and aptitude for Dance, Drama and Singing, as skills across all three disciplines will be developed throughout the course.
What will I study?
For the Performing Arts Option there are five mandatory units:
Performance Workshop, Performing Arts Business, Historical Context of Performance, Rehearsing for Performance and Performing to an Audience.
In addition to these core units students will gain a wide range of essential Performing Arts skills and industry knowledge through modules such as: Devising Plays, Theatre in Education, Musical Theatre Performance, Auditions for Actors, Principles of Acting, Choreographic Principles, Developing movement skills, Working Freelance in the Performing and Production Arts and Legal Aspects
For the Production Arts Option there are five mandatory units:
Production Arts Workshop, Performing Arts Business, The Historical Context of Performance, Production Arts Planning and Production for Theatre Performance.
In addition to these core units students will gain a wide range of essential production and Performing Arts skills and industry knowledge through modules such as: Stage Management, Stage technology installation, Stage lighting operations, Stage lighting Design, Stage sound operations, Stage sound design and Working Freelance in the Performing and Production Arts.
This curriculum is far wider than the qualifications gained. Industry feedback suggests that the qualifications alone do not prepare students to enter into the work place, they need work experience and a far more holistic understanding of the industry, beyond what is measured through a qualification alone.