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Performing Arts Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course is your first steps to a suc­cess­ful career in the per­form­ing arts indus­try. Gain an intro­duc­tion to the per­form­ing arts indus­try and devel­op a range of per­for­mance tech­niques, rehearsal skills and tech­ni­cal skills in both per­form­ing arts and music as well as the oppor­tu­ni­ty to set up your own per­form­ing arts events.


What Does The Pro­gramme Include

You will be work­ing both inde­pen­dent­ly and in small groups in our ful­ly equipped rehearsal rooms, record­ing facil­i­ties and stu­dio the­atre. Much of your time will be spent learn­ing the­o­ry and prepar­ing mate­r­i­al for per­for­mances and assessments.

Entry Require­ments

No for­mal entry qual­i­fi­ca­tions are required, but an inter­view and audi­tion are nec­es­sary where you’ll dis­play a desire to work in the per­form­ing arts indus­try. For your audi­tion you may per­form a piece of music or a mono­logue of your choice.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

There are no exams for this course. You will build a port­fo­lio of work for each of the units and com­plete a mix­ture of per­for­mance based prac­ti­cal assess­ments along with ongo­ing log­books, research and evaluations.

Addi­tion­al Information

You will be required to wear plain black clothes that you can move freely in for all prac­ti­cal per­form­ing arts lessons.

Poten­tial Future Career

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course, you will be able to audi­tion for the Lev­el 2 Per­form­ing Arts. This course also aims to build con­fi­dence and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills that are trans­fer­able to and desir­able for a num­ber of dif­fer­ent indus­tries and vocations.

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Intro­duc­tion to music, per­form­ing and pro­duc­tion arts
  • Intro­duc­tion to research for music, per­form­ing and pro­duc­tion arts
  • Com­mu­ni­cat­ing with an audi­ence for per­form­ing arts
  • Pro­duc­tion devel­op­ment for per­form­ing arts
  • Per­for­mance devel­op­ment for per­form­ing arts
  • Final per­for­mance project


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The course has devel­oped my per­for­mance tech­nique and with sup­port from the Col­lege I suc­cess­ful­ly audi­tioned and appeared on BBC Doctors.

Ryan Chapman



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