This course is for anyone who loves Acting and Performing! If you enjoy exploring new styles, skills and techniques and have a passion for working collaboratively in a practical environment then this is the course for you.
During this course you will investigate the creative intentions of a range of plays and musical shows, delve into the world of performing arts and learn how to devise meaningful performance pieces of your own.
Cost / Equipment:
It is expected that pupils will be suitably dressed in PA uniform (black leggings/bottoms and KES PA top) in order to take part in practical work. There will be opportunities throughout the course to attend professional performances and shows. Costs incurred will include travel and entrance fees.
Get a taste of what it's like to be a professional musical theatre performer.
Explore performance styles, creative intentions and purpose.
Investigate how practitioners create and influence what’s performed.
Discover performance roles, skills, techniques and processes.
In this unit learners will gain a holistic knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques needed to reproduce an existing piece of professional/published work.
Students will explore a variety of plays and musicals and complete the following steps:-
Research and rehearsal
Review and reflect
In this unit learners will gain, develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques needed to create and refine original work in the performing arts.
Students will take part in a variety of workshops exploring different styles, skills and techniques to help complete the following steps:-
Applying knowledge and skills to create original work
Review, reflect and refine.
This unit introduces learners to areas of the performing arts that need to be considered when responding to an industry commission.
Students will need to draw on their knowledge of the skills and techniques needed to reproduce an existing piece of professional/published work from Unit 1 alongside their knowledge and understanding of the skills and techniques needed to create and refine original work from Unit 2 to complete the following steps:-
Promoting and pitching
Evaluating and reflecting
Unit 1: Performing Controlled assessment:
30% of the course
Unit 2: Creating Controlled assessment:
30% of the course
Unit 3: Performing Arts in Practice External controlled assessment:
40% of the course
Acting/ musical theatre skills and techniques.
Problem solving and working with others.
Evaluation and self-reflection.
Confidence & creativity.
Ability to understand and show meaning through performance.
Devising, planning & executing self managed performance piece.
Further to these skills, this course is excellent in supporting the personal development of pupils, through the interaction and engagement with interesting and challenging material. The course fosters pupils’ ability to research, analyse and translate ideas into performance material to a high level.
With such a variety of transferable skills this course can lead to a variety of L3/career pathways, creating confident, practical and creative thinkers!