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

This course is taught at Studio 79.


Who is this course for?
Students wishing to pursue a career as a professional dancer, singer or actor/actress with a basic understanding of a

variety of styles and disciplines required to make it in the Performing Arts Business.


Learners will develop their craft by progressing their dance, singing and acting 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.


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

performing arts business tocreate 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.  


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.


You will be taught through a variety of methods including practical demonstrations, lectures and your

own research. 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 alongside Acting and Singing syllabi.

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.