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Performing Arts (Dance): BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Studio 79)

This course is taught at Studio 79.

 http://www.studio79.co.uk/

 

Who is this course for?
Students wishing to pursue a career as a professional dancer or choreographer with

a basic understanding of the dance styles and disciplines required to make it in the Performing Arts Business.

 

Learners will develop their craft by progressing their dance, choreography and

performance skills through the medium of workshops, rehearsals and performances,

giving them a full understanding of the disciplines and the backgrounds behind them

whilst perfecting their technique.

 

You should have an interest in developing broad skills, knowledge and understanding

based on the practical needs and concerns of the performing arts industry.  This is a vocational qualification which will make demands on your body and your brain.

 

Learners will develop their craft by progressing their dance, choreography and

performance skills through the medium of workshops, rehearsals and performances,

giving them a full understanding of the disciplines and the backgrounds behind them

whilst perfecting their technique.

 

Course outline
Learners will have the opportunity to develop creative and compositional dance skills

through devising, creating and performing individually as well as part of a group,

actively providing creative input along the rehearsal process to produce exciting and

dynamic new work for your projects. Along with a competent understanding of health

and fitness, students will develop an awareness of the lesser known areas in the

performing arts business to create a full understanding of the industry.

 

As part of the Level 3 Extended Diploma, students are expected to explore the

performing arts world independently to further aid their studies. This may include

teaching, attending other dance master classes, going to auditions or even finding professional work part-time. Students receive full support and guidance to aid with

their progression and the decisions presented to them upon completion of the course.

Progression
The BTEC Extended Diploma is the equivalent of a 3 A Levels and can lead to further

study in Drama, Theatre Studies, Dance and Performing Arts in Higher Education at

degree or HND level. It can be used as part of your course to broaden your studies

and may lead on to a career in the performing arts industries.

 

Assessment
You will be encouraged to demonstrate your skills and talent by being assessed in

practical ways with practical exams combined with theoretical written work. Your

work will be moderated by a visiting moderator. You will be continually assessed

during your course through a series of practical performance and work-related

assignments. Learners will have opportunity to complete exam work in BTDA Jazz

and ISTD Ballet and Tap.

 

Entry requirements
A minimum of five GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade A* - C or 4 – 9, including

English Language or a level 2 dance qualification.

  

 

Summary

Level 3 course

2 Years
Assessed through performance, portfolio and external exams
BTDA Jazz and ISTD Ballet and Tap Exams

Progression – Higher Education and employment