BTEC PERFORMING ARTS
Qualification | BTEC Extended Diploma
Programme Director | Lisa Sharratt, PCE, ISTD DDE
Validated by | Pearson
Location | Arts Centre, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2RE
Programme Length | 2 Years, Full-Time (16 hours guided learning per week, with optional Top-Up hours)
Start Date | 16th September 2019
The NQF BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) course is a two year full time course which sits at level 3 on the national framework and is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Upon receiving final grades, these can then be converted into UCAS points leading onto higher education degrees. The course is available to students between the ages of 16 - 19 and is government funded with 16 hours of guided learning per week. An option to 'top up' is also available for students who wish to add more training hours to their timetable and participate in our additional skills classes (to upgrade to the top-up course there is an additional fee applied). A wide range of skills in the Musical Theatre genre are studied including dance, drama, singing and musical theatre.
The BTEC course is made up of 13 units, 4 of which are externally assessed by Pearson. Grades are given based on a combination of written work, rehearsal process and the final performance with final grades of a pass, merit, distinction being given per unit.
YEAR 1 (Level 3)
UNIT 1 – Investigating Practitioners Work
UNIT 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for
UNIT 3 – Group Performance Workshop
UNIT 8 – Classical Ballet Technique
UNIT 9 – Tap Dance Technique
UNIT 10 – Jazz Dance Technique
UNIT 19 – Acting Styles
YEAR 2 (Level 3)
UNIT 4 – Performing Arts in the Community
UNIT 5 – Individual Performance Commission
UNIT 6 – Final Live Performance to an Audience
UNIT 7 – Employment Opportunities in the
UNIT 8 – Classical Ballet Technique
UNIT 21 – Singing Techniques for Performers
UNIT 27 – Musical Theatre Technique
BTEC TOP UP OPTION
Those who opt for the BTEC top up option (for an additional fee) will have a longer timetable, with hours of further training provided in addition to the 16 set BTEC hours.
FEES & FUNDING
Tuition Fees | Government funded
Optional Top Up Fees | £3750 per annum, plus VAT
(paid in advanced termly instalments)
Audition Fee | £45 (non-refundable)
Deposit | £100 if choosing the top up option only
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Terms and conditions apply upon of acceptance to the College.
ENTRY TO BTEC PERFORMING ARTS REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
- 16 - 18 years old at the time of the course commencing.
- 4 GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above (English Language and Maths are compulsory), or recognised equivalent qualifications.
- Previous experience in Performing Arts training is advised, although not a necessity (we recommend students to be working at
Grade 5 or higher in Dance).
- Legal right to reside/study in the UK for the full period of the programme.
- Successful audition through Italia Conti, details of which can be found below.
- Evidence in hard copy of all the above must be provided.
After completing the application process you will be invited to attend one of our audition days where you will be required to demonstrate a variety of skills. Information about auditions can be found below.
Application to the BTEC Performing Arts course can be made using our online application form.
Applicants must complete the form and pay the audition fee (£45) in order to be considered for the course. Upon receiving your application we will contact you with your audition date.
Audition fees are non-refundable. These fees act as both an administration fee for processing your application as well as a non-refundable deposit for a place on an audition day.
In line with our admissions policy, the academy reserves the right to alter or withdraw offers at any point.
The entrance audition comprises of five components - Dance, Acting, Singing, Literacy Assessment and Interview. The audition process is designed to ensure that prospective students meet the criteria for a performing arts training including a demonstration of prior knowledge and a good understanding of the commitment full time performing arts training requires.
All five audition components will take place on the same day, and candidates should be prepared to spend at least half a day at the audition. You may wish to bring lunch or a snack to the audition, as breaks between sections will not be long enough to leave the audition site. Also, please note that family and friends will not be permitted to observe the audition and depending on the set-up of the audition site may not be able to have contact with the applicant until their audition is finished.
International applicants may request to audition via Audio/Visual Submission. International candidates wishing to audition in this manner should contact email@example.com to request the Audio/Visual Audition pack once they have completed their application and paid the audition fee.
Regular workshop sessions are held to give students the opportunity to work with directors, choreographers and industry professionals whilst training.
Students who successfully complete the Level 3 BTEC course often progress onto one of our Level 6 Diploma or Degree courses.
With over 107 years of Italia Conti history, our graduates populate the performance industries and include many famous faces.
Recent graduates can be seen working on prestigious productions in all areas of the industry.