Who is this course for?
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in the performing arts industry either as a performer or in a production capacity as well as employment within a wide range of creative industries.
Progression is either to degree level study or direct to the workplace.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Minimum five GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of these must be English or Maths
How long is this course?
This is a two year full-time course commencing September 2017, ending June 2019
What will I study on this course?
Units are a mixture of theoretical/academic & practical skills-based topics.
Both performance and technical – planning, production and ‘back-stage’ – skills are covered during the course.
Year 1 will consist of the following:
Unit 1 – Principles of Performance: To provide students with an introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of a performance, including the basics of drama, dance and music.
Unit 2 – Engaging with the Audience: To give students an introduction to oral, written and visual communication in performing productions, which will enable students to explore and analyse meaning and how to convey a message to an audience.
Unit 3 – Introduction to Professional Practice: To provide the student with an introduction to the diversity of roles, responsibilities, employment and progression opportunities available within the sector.
Unit 4 – Critical and Contextual Awareness: To provide students with an introduction to the investigation of both historical and contemporary contexts and perspectives that influence the development of ideas within the performing arts.
Unit 5 – Production Skills and Context: To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for production and design in the performing arts.
Unit 6 – Performance Skills and Context: To enable students to critically analyse, integrate and apply knowledge and understanding acquired in previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for performance in the performing arts.
Unit 7 – Preparation for Specialist Study: To provide students with an opportunity to critically analyse, integrate and apply the knowledge and understanding acquired in the previous units and to explore the specific skills and attributes required for their own personal practice.
Unit 8 – Collaborative Performance Project: To provide students with the opportunity to make use of the skills, knowledge and understanding developed though the previous units in the completion of a collaborative project.
Year 2 will consist of the following:
Unit 9 – Developing Performance and Production Skills: To provide students with an opportunity to enter into a more formal dialogue of personal interrogation and diagnosis designed to identify strengths, enthusiasms and ambitions within a specific pathway, and to develop the requisite artistic, professional and vocational skills necessary for progression within their chosen discipline.
Unit 10 – Preparing for Progression: To prepare students for a specific higher education or employment route.
Unit 11 – Exploration of Specialist Study and Context: To enable students to understand a range of critical and contextual perspectives and approaches influencing performing and production arts.
Unit 12 – Extended Project: To provide students with an opportunity to engage in an extended activity related to their discipline of choice.
What Qualification will I gain?
UAL Extended Diploma in Performance & Production Arts – equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels for a total of 120-420 UCAS points, (depending on grades achieved)
What does this course lead on to?
• Study at degree level in Performing Arts related fields
• Employment within a wide range of performance, creative and communication industries
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 the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608752 or email: email@example.com