School leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 3 Full-Time Bede Campus Full-time Vocational Apply

What’s it all about?

This course pushes you as a performer for the new age. With the current performing arts industry in mind, this course will challenge you in all aspects; focusing on voice, theatre, and movement

Although you may identify as an actor, dancer or singer, we want to blur these definitions. Creating a modern performer, strengthening your abilities as an actor, singer and dancer. We understand that not everyone is a “triple threat”, and it is not necessarily our intention to make you one. On our performance course we believe in strengthening these skills, allowing the performer to increase their confidence and open up their employability options. The industry is asking for versatile performers and we want to prepare our students to answer this call; whether that be through one of the prior-defined roles or something else entirely. You’ll learn to push yourself and find talents in areas you never expected.

You will need 4 GCSE's at grade 4 -9, including English. Successful Audition required.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips, visits, and industry workshops.

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used that encourage and facilitate learners’ creative and artistic development. Methods used will encourage both independent and collaborative learning through use of:

Practical workshops/rehearsals, self-directed study and group work and tutorials.

Furthermore, there will be course related companies and practitioners that will lead industry workshops. In addition to this, attendance of performances will be used to broaden learners’ concepts and practice.

Assessment is on-going. Verbal and written formative feedback are given at regular intervals. Assessment methods differ depending on the unit however typical assessment methods used may include: practical demonstrations and presentations, research portfolios/reports, performances, events, reflective journals/online blogs, essays and evaluations.

Individual or group projects for each unit will always culminate in public performance (when achievable). During your time studying with us, you will be introduced to numerous industry professionals.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Our students continue to work alongside industry practitioners and companies. Follow our social media channels and college news to see what we have been up to in our previous academic years.

Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

What’s next?

After your first and second year of level 3 study you are given the confidence to progress straight into the industry! However, you are also given the tools to progress further in your education, either through our own Higher National Diploma course, university or Drama/Dance school.

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