Learn the essential vocal and physical skills for performance in order to create a variety of characters. Develop knowledge of abstract and physical theatre.
Learn to approach a Shakespearean text in a fun and practical way. Explore the historical and cultural importance of this playwright and themes within the play. Develop knowledge and skills in stage combat.
Learn about the historical background of this story, and the characters within it. Use deeper skills such as Hot-Seating to develop in depth and believable characters. Create an extended performance thinking about design elements such as lighting and sound.
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Work as part of a group to create an original piece of performance based on a chosen stimulus. Keep a performance log which tracks your process. You will also explore two theatre practitioners to help develop your performances.
Work on your own, in a pair or group to rehearse and performance two different scripted performances.
Explore the set text DNA by Dennis Kelly as an actor, director and designer. Watch a piece of live theatre and review it.
Exam Board: Pearson
Course title and type of qualification: BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts
Students who opt for the BTEC qualification in Performing Arts study a wide variety of different performance styles and practitioners. The course has been put together to provide practical exploration of the subject, to build confidence and provide deeper understanding of the working world of Performing Arts.
The course covers 3 units:
Grading will be in the form on Distinction* / Distinction / Merit / Pass. The course is assessed on a combination of practical and written assessments. There is no written exam on the BTEC course.
One of the main purposes of BTEC qualifications is to help learners to progress ultimately into employment. The vast majority of employers require learners to have certain technical skills, knowledge and understanding to work in a particular sector, but they are also looking for employability skills to ensure that employees are effective in the workplace. Unlike technical skills, which may become out-dated over time, employability skills enable learners to adapt to the ever-changing roles needed to survive in the global economy.
Drama has many transferable skills to aid progression with various education/career choices as it also develops skills for work requiring a high level of confidence, these skills include: self-management, team working, business awareness and customer awareness, problem solving, communication and presentation. Previous students have found careers in Advertising, Design, Law, Health Promotion, Medicine, the Police Force, Radio, TV, Teaching and, of course, Theatre
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