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    Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

    Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) | Level 3 | P12480

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024

    duration

    Duration

    1 or 2 Years

    location

    Location

    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This is a two year study programme which is equivalent to 3 A Levels, however a one year option is also available which is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels. Both programme years will accrue UCAS points should your chosen progression route be a UK university.

      If you are unsure which option is right for you, this can be discussed with the Course Leader during your recruitment interview or alternatively with our professionally qualified Careers Guidance Team. 

      This intensive course covers fundamental aspects of musical theatre training and performance. You will develop skills in all three disciplines of dance, acting and singing, as well as gain an understanding of musical theatre and the performance industry. 

      You will learn a range of techniques within acting, devising, directing and storytelling. Whilst developing your movement skills with a focus on jazz and urban styles, you will undertake preparation and training for auditions for future opportunities in the industry and higher education courses.

      To inform and enhance your learning and development, you will be expected to undertake independent rehearsals, study and research. This course is aimed at students who have ability and interest in how all three disciplines contribute to the musical theatre genre. 

      You will develop your talents, gain confidence in performing and benefit from lecturers with industry links and experience. We work in partnership with local industry standard companies that have proved excellent work experience and workshop opportunities for dancers and actors. These include Amy Dowden from Strictly Come Dancing, Vanhulle Dance Theatre, Ellis Theatre Arts, Flexus Dance Company, Imagine Ballet, Scare Acting, One Dance UK, National Brewery Centre, National Adventure Farm, Alton Towers, Derby Theatre and The Brewhouse.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info FREE Course fee IncludedExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £7395.00Course fee £190.55Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £7395.00 Course fee £190.55Exam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £7395.00Course fee £190.55 Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £7395.00Course fee £190.55 Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £7395.00Course fee £190.55Exam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

      Email us: financialsupport@bsdc.ac.uk

      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

      Disclaimer

      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 including either English or maths
      (or) A level 2 subject specific qualification including a level 2 or equivalent in either English or maths

      (or) An equivalent occupational experience including level 2 or equivalent in English or maths

      Performing Arts
      All applicants will be invited to attend and participate in an on-campus workshop audition.

      Applicants’ performance at our workshop auditions will be strictly and impartially judged against an approved marking rubric by a panel of no fewer than two vocational specialists. Following the audition, all applicants will receive personalised feedback on the outcome of their audition. Should for any reason an applicant’s performance not meet the prerequisite performance standard, then upon request applicants will be permitted one additional audition attempt per academic year.

    • What modules will I study?
      • Creating theatre
      • Full Scale Musical Theatre Performance
      • Movement and Dance skills
      • Performing to an audience
      • Self-promotion and networking
      • Singing skills
    • How will I be assessed?

      As part of your study programme, we will prepare you for the professional world by developing your industry knowledge and providing opportunities for you to perform in shows for assessment. You will also have the opportunity to perform on stage for the College at various locations.

      You will be assessed periodically on your understanding of each topic through a range of practical and written assessments. 

    • What can I do next?

      Upon completion of the course, you can enter the industry at a junior level or continue into higher education at degree level. You may also apply for our HNC in Performing Arts.

    • English & Maths

      Being confident with maths and English is not only important for everyday life but it’s expected as standard in the world of work. We’re committed to ensuring our learners have the full range of skills that universities and employers are looking for. If you haven’t yet achieved grade 4 (grade C) in English and maths and are aged between 16-18 years, you will continue to study these by undertaking a GCSE re-sit programme or appropriate stepping stone qualifications in addition to your vocational learning programme.

    • Uniform

      As part of your course, you will be required to purchase an industry related uniform and/or kit. Please find details of industry related uniforms in the Student Life section of the website.

      If you live independently and are in receipt of certain means tested benefits in your own right or live in a low-income household, you may be eligible for one of our grants. To see a full detail of financial support and eligibility criteria, including financial support application forms please visit the financial support section of our website. Alternatively, please drop in to the Learner Services Hub to see the Financial Co-ordinator, who will be able to talk you through what financial support is available to help with purchasing the kit or uniform for your course. For more information on Financial Support, please contact our Financial Support Team on 01283 494757 or email financialsupport@bsdc.ac.uk.

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email employmenthub@bsdc.ac.uk.

    Apply now!
    Jordan Connolly, Performing Arts Level 3

    “It’s great studying a subject I love! The atmosphere at BSDC is welcoming and relaxed, and it’s great to be an adult learner here. I’ve worked my way up and I’m now looking forward to a career in Performing Arts

    Jordan Connolly, Performing Arts Level 3

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    Tel: 01283 494400

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