Who is this course for?
This course is specially designed for students who are enthusiastic about Performing Arts and wish to study in this area, whilst at the same time improving their academic profile.
It is specifically intended as a progression route to a level 3 course, either in Performing Arts or another subject. You will develop a range of transferable and academic skills designed to aid your progression to higher levels of study, including employability, ICT and the opportunity to improve your English & Maths.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Minimum five GCSEs at grades D-E (grade 2-3) or higher.
How long is this course?
This is a one year full-time course commencing September 2017, ending June 2018.
What will I study on this course?
You will develop a range of Performing Arts skills including acting, dance, music and production skills. You will also have the opportunity to create your own original performance as well as studying the work of professional performing artists and learning to interpret them in your own way.
Unit 1 – Creating a Performance Work: This unit gives students the opportunity to create a performance to a given client based brief.
Unit 2 – Developing Performance: This unit gives students the opportunity to develop skills in at least two disciplines from acting, dance or music.
Unit 3 – Performance: This will give students the opportunity to perform a known performance work to a public audience.
Unit 4 – Employability: This will give students the opportunity to develop employability skills and participate in a work experience.
Unit 5 – Creating a Performance: This will give students the chance to create a performance from given stimulus material.
Unit 6 – Performing Arts in Context: This will give students the opportunity to look at and analyse a performance work from an historical and also modern day perspective.
Unit 7 – Production skills: This will give gives students the opportunity to learn about stage production skills.
Unit 8 – Acting Techniques: This will give students the oppportunity to develop acting techniques in practical sessions.
Unit 9 – Developing Dance Skills: This gives students the opportunity to develop dance skills concentrating on contemporary, jazz and African and to choreograph a performance.
Unit 10 – Developing Music Skills: This will give students the opportunity to develop their individual musical skills, vocal skills and develop into a performance.
What Qualification will I gain?
Jersey Progression Diploma in Performing Arts
What does this course lead on to?
Successful completion of this course to the required standard allows access to most Level 3 courses at Highlands College, including but not limited to Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (Level 3).
How much will it cost?
- £36 per year subscription fee
- £61 per year course material fee
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact Employability on 608752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A GCSE grade D (grade 3) or a BTEC in a Creative Arts subject is desirable.